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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2004 4:19 pm 
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Is there a difference between nonprofit and not-for-profit? I tend to think nonprofit is misleading, because not-for-profit organizations can earn all the money they like. It seems that nonprofit implies just that: no profit.<p>Thoughts?


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 Post subject: Re: nonprofit
PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2004 5:05 pm 
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I concur, and my former paper adopted "not-for-profit" as style, for the reasons you state.


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 Post subject: Re: nonprofit
PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2004 5:08 pm 
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The terms are interchangeable, and "nonprofit" is generally preferred. A nonprofit can make all the money it wants. There are restrictions on what can be done with it.<p>[ June 26, 2004: Message edited by: blanp ]</p>


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 Post subject: Re: nonprofit
PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2004 5:09 pm 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by blanp:
The terms are interchangeable, and "nonprofit" is generally preferred. A nonprofit can make all the money it wants. There are restrictions on what can be done with it.<hr></blockquote><p>Even if there are restrictions, it's still profit.<p>[ June 26, 2004: Message edited by: blanp ]</p>


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 Post subject: Re: nonprofit
PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2004 5:21 pm 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Matthew Grieco:
<p>Even if there are restrictions, it's still profit.<p>[ June 26, 2004: Message edited by: blanp ]<hr></blockquote><p>Sure. My point is that there's no difference between "not-for-profit" and "nonprofit."


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2004 5:46 pm 
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Is there a reason nonprofit is preferred, aside from it being the shorter of the two?


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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Blythe:
Is there a reason nonprofit is preferred, aside from it being the shorter of the two?<hr></blockquote><p>That's pretty much it.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2004 6:53 pm 
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Plus the dictionary gives a definition of "nonprofit" as "not intended to make a profit," i.e., a not-for-profit operation.


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