Definition of nonprofit in English:

nonprofit

adjective

  • attributive Not making or conducted primarily to make a profit.

    ‘charities and other nonprofit organizations’
    • ‘He believes that the role of non-profit organizations should be strengthened and expanded.’
    • ‘We are essentially a non-profit organization, so we cannot afford pay editors in cash.’
    • ‘The United Way is a non-profit organization focussed on people's needs in our community.’
    • ‘Most business and non-profit organizations are not simple, clearly bounded entities.’
    • ‘Are you involved in a local or national non-profit or public interest organization?’
    • ‘It appears to me that a brush with failure can be good for public and non-profit institutions.’
    • ‘As a health worker in a non-profit foreign organization she was able to move to New York.’
    • ‘The Cuckoo Fair is non-profit-making and benefits a range of local charities.’
    • ‘The right person could create a non-profit organization to raise money for a library overhaul.’
    • ‘We're also a non-profit organization and that move would put us right into the profit zone.’
    • ‘Some artworks are lent to government offices and non-profit organizations for display.’
    • ‘As a non-profit organization, we depend on readers like you to make our work possible.’
    • ‘I am a volunteer and board member at a non-profit organization called Women AWARE.’
    • ‘Members hope money will come once the group is registered as a non-profit organization.’
    • ‘She is in the process of registering a non-profit organization to begin fund raising for the project.’
    • ‘PAWS is a non-profit organization with the aim of making a positive difference.’
    • ‘They may do it more often, but non-profit public interest organizations do it as well.’
    • ‘Despite having the support of a dozen non-profit organizations, the city denied the request.’
    • ‘It is organised as a non-profit charity with a priority placed on inclusion and education.’
    • ‘Lees obtained grants from three non-profit organizations to cover most of the costs.’
    philanthropic, humanitarian, humane, altruistic, benevolent, beneficent, welfare, public-spirited, socially concerned, doing good works
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noun

North American
  • A nonprofit organization.

    ‘I spent the next six years working for small nonprofits’
    • ‘The attorney general is bringing a case on the grounds that New York State's not-for-profit corporation law gives him the power to sue any nonprofit that pays excessive salaries.’
    • ‘You are a non-profit aren't you?’
    • ‘And TERI, a nonprofit that guarantees private student loans, has filed for bankruptcy.’
    • ‘Mr. Soto and others eventually persuaded the city to let them stay, forming a nonprofit that now manages the performances.’
    • ‘Sixty percent of those associated with the nonprofit that had Web sites themselves did not have links to the organization on their own personal Web site.’
    • ‘Use these how-to articles and tip sheets to help your nonprofit identify and understand your target audience.’
    • ‘About one-third of employees nationwide participate in a traditional or defined benefit pension plan, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, a Washington nonprofit.’
    • ‘Sara Catania is a 2002 Crime and Communities Media Fellow with the Open Society Institute, a New York-based nonprofit dedicated to reforming the criminal-justice system.’
    • ‘The Springfield Neighborhood Housing Services, a Springfield, Mass.-based nonprofit, which offers lending services, created a financial fitness program that consists of 10 to 12 hours of instruction.’
    • ‘And my guest today on All in the Mind is Zack Lynch who heads up a non-profit organisation called the Neurosociety Institute in San Francisco.’
    • ‘The white-columned historic building at 2717 Hearst Avenue became the offices of New Education Development Systems, another nonprofit whose name provides no indication of its church connection.’
    • ‘The nonprofit that knows the issues and has grassroots connections maintains a larger role.’
    • ‘For the 1999-2000 school year EF cashed in some of its stock donated from start-ups and put $325,000 to work for the nonprofit.’
    • ‘At the gathering, Obama praised a New Hampshire nonprofit that helps poor people buy fuel-efficient, reliable cars.’
    • ‘American Citizens Abroad is a non-profit that keeps tabs on migratory Americans, however, with the goal of lobbying on behalf of their interests in Washington.’
    • ‘The program is non-profit, so all donations can be deducted.’
    • ‘He works for a nonprofit.’
    • ‘Geekcorps is a nonprofit that takes Linux support, or rather education, to the doors of those who need it most.’
    • ‘Internet content creators were asked if they used email lists for their nonprofit organization and those otherwise associated with the nonprofit were asked if they participated in email lists.’

Pronunciation

nonprofit

/ˌnänˈpräfit//ˌnɑnˈprɑfɪt/