There is growing agreement that "nonprofit sector" is the wrong name, so what is the right name? Paul Shoemaker, a careful reader of Alliance Magazine, points out these three possibilities, all posited in the October issue:
- citizen sector (Bill Drayton, ASHOKA)
- social profit organizations / sector (Claire Gaudiani, The Greater Good)
- public benefit corporations / sector (Peter Hero, Silicon Valley Community Foundation)
What term do you use? How would you go about getting agreement on - and widespread use of - a single new term?