Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014
I’m noticing several threads on these posts surrounding for-profit and not-for-profit business entities. We’ll talk more about the distinction and the relevance of each in class, since this is an essential point (especially in an industry that includes for-profit, not-for-profit, governmental, informal, and other forms of organization).
If you’re looking for a basic discussion of the differences, you can start with these two:
Always important to note that an organization’s tax status does NOT determine its quality, value to society, nobility, compassion, or anything else. Those determinations derive from the actions and outcomes of the organization, and the motives that drive it.