July 26, 2007
Let's Put the Word 'Nonprofit' Out of Business
Nonprofit should be nonexistent — the term, not the type of organization. The time is right to insist on a term that focuses on the investment, risk taking, and entrepreneurial imagination that have always been so essential to organizations that serve the social good. "Social-profit organizations" is a term that can better capture the contribution made by entities that have too long been known as charities or nonprofit groups.
Such a term would also give us a new way to
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