Definition of "nonprofit" []

  • Not seeking or producing a profit or profits: a nonprofit organization. (adjective)
  • An organization that is not intended to make a profit (noun)

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Use "nonprofit" in a sentence
  • "Although often associated with the term nonprofit, social entrepreneurs don't have to be consumed with the hassles of corporate legal structures, reporting, and documentation."
  • "The term nonprofit can be a misnomer when it comes to hospitals, because 77 percent of the nation's 2,033 nonprofit hospitals operate in the black, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal."
  • "Running a nonprofit is a huge amount of work and I have to wear so many hats: the grant-writing hat, the fundraising hat, the administrative hat, even the taking-out-the-garbage hat, which is made out of old take-out Thai food containers and scrap paper."