Author Topic: Not-for-profit or non-profit?  (Read 4874 times)

Miss Mae

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Not-for-profit or non-profit?
« on: March 08, 2017, 12:11:12 PM »
Today's the first time I've read about an organization described as not-for-profit. Is that more appropriate than nonprofit?

Joe Carillo

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Re: Not-for-profit or non-profit?
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2017, 06:07:38 AM »
They mean exactly the same, which is that the entity is "not conducted or maintained for the purpose of making a profit." The usage simply depends on the choice of the organization on how to describe itself. (By the way, the prevailing usage knocks off the hyphen from "non-profit"--nonprofit.)

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Re: Not-for-profit or non-profit?
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2017, 10:32:20 AM »
Uh, okay.

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