In this critical thinking activity, participants sort ideas and make observations about the difference between the nonprofit sector and the for-profit sector.
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Students will recognize different job opportunities available in the nonprofit sector and identify people in the community who have positions in nonprofit organizations.
Video Clip and Discussion Guide: Young people who want their career to be interesting, challenging, and to make a difference may consider working in the nonprofit sector. This video shares motivations of people who chose careers in the nonprofit sector.
Written by Leng M. Vizcaino Andres
Children learn that the community has four sectors: business, government, nonprofit, and family. The children may walk through an area in their local community to identify which sector is represented by different places. As an alternative, they may look at a local map.
To help students understand the legal aspects of a 501(c)(3) organization and how they differ from other organizations.
Participants gain awareness about the work of local nonprofit organizations through research and by interviewing representatives. They summarize the mission, needs, and impact of the organizations on the community.
Students will distinguish the nonprofit sector from the for-profit sector.
Authored by JoAnna Ness