People who work in government are not "worse" than people who work in business. Businesses are forced to improve though competition and outsider scrutiny. Regarding government, if no one forces employees to work efficiently, most of them won't.
In a disappointing but not unexpected revelation the non-profit world suffers from the same disease as government agencies.
Nonprofit accounting is arguably one of the last vast wastelands of corporate accountability; rules are lax, disclosure is minimal, and available data are usually months, or even years, old.Donors beware.
Don’t expect the U.S. government to protect you. “There’s no regulatory agency for nonprofits,” observes CharityWatch President Daniel Borochoff.