Have you ever considered starting or being part of a nonprofit? Are you part of one now?
As I was speaking at the local chapter of the National Association of Professional Women, a question was raised about nonprofits. The idea we were discussing was how you add value to your customers and how you show that value in terms of profit. A few from a nonprofit asked how you deal with this value problem when you have no profit and therefore cannot measure value in the same way.
I then made the statement “There is no such thing as a nonprofit.”
While technically this is not correct, I wanted to make a point that the common ideas of nonprofits are a myth.
- Nonprofits do not have customers.
- Nonprofits do not have to measure or show value.
- If I become a nonprofit, people will give me money for serving others.
- Nonprofits are easier than “for profit” ventures.
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