What Is A Nonprofit Organization

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A nonprofit organization or an NPO is an organization that does not revolve around making profit as its name says. The organization collects funds not for the benefit of its owners but for the good of the general public. The funds of a nonprofit organization are used to achieve their goals as an organization. The common goals of a nonprofit organization are to help the community, environment, orphans and to fund different charities.

A nonprofit organization is exempted from property and income taxes. It is an organization that does not have private ownership. No single individual or individuals can own a nonprofit oranization. The organization in controlled by a board or its members. Unlike a regular for-profit organization where members can sell their shares, members of a nonprofit organization cannot sell their shares for profit in any way.

A nonprofit organization can earn a profit but it cannot be used for the personal gain of the controlling board or its members. The profit must be used by the organization to keep it running, fund future expansions and goals. A nonprofit organization provides employment to the community. There are some that offer monetary compensation to their employees. There are also other nonprofit organizations that employ only volunteer work without any pay at all. Their executives may not even receive any compensation at all. However, there are only a few organizations whose executives do not receive any pay at all. It has been established that running a nonprofit organization is the same as running any other corporation. It takes a lot of effort to keep things running smoothly in terms of internal management and maintain the performance of the workers or volunteers and their various projects. All these things are difficult to achieve if the management is not adequately compensated for all their hard work at keeping the nonprofit organization running efficiently.


Majority of the funds of a nonprofit organization are usually obtained through grants and donations. The donations are usually given by individuals, companies, other organizations and trust funds. The grants are given by organizations whose goal is to support other charities. A nonprofit organization often holds fundraising activities to raise more funds for their different projects. They hold these fundraising events to entice more donors into donating and thus increasing the funds of the organization. With more funds, the organization can maintain their projects and quite possibly start new ones.


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