Articles Tagged With ‘Nonprofit Organizations’


A nonprofit organization (NPO, also known as a non-business entity[1]) is an organization whose purposes are other than making a profit.[2] A nonprofit organization is often dedicated to furthering a particular social cause or advocating for a particular point of view. In economic terms, a nonprofit organization uses its surplus revenues to further achieve its purpose or mission, rather than distributing its surplus income to the organization’s shareholders (or equivalents) as profit or dividends. This is known as the distribution constraint.[3] The decision to adopt a nonprofit legal structure is one that will often have taxation implications, particularly where the nonprofit seeks income tax exemption, charitable status and so on.

The terms nonprofit and not-for-profit are not consistently differentiated across jurisdictions. In layman’s terms they are usually equivalent in concept, although in various jurisdictions there are accounting and legal differences.

The nonprofit landscape is highly varied, although many people have come to associate NPOs with charitable organizations. Although charities do comprise an often high profile or visible aspect of the sector, there are many other types of nonprofits. Overall, they tend to be either member-serving or community-serving. Member-serving organizations include mutual societies, cooperatives, trade unions, credit unions, industry associations, sports clubs, retired serviceman’s clubs and peak bodies – organizations that benefit a particular group of people i.e. the members of the organization. Typically, community-serving organizations are focused on providing services to the community in general, either globally or locally: organizations delivering human services programs or projects, aid and development programs, medical research, education and health services, and so on.

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County supervisors double ‘affordable housing’ fees

A divided San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to double in-lieu fees that developers must pay when they build homes that are not considered “affordable housing.” Supervisors Bruce Gibson, Adam Hill and... (Continue reading)

Justin Vineyards donates $100,000 to SLO County nonprofits

Justin Vineyards & Winery donated $100,000 to 20 organizations serving the North San Luis Obispo County area last week, according to a press release. The winery is owned by Stewart and Lynda Resnick’s Wonderful Co.... (Continue reading)

Animal sanctuary sold to the Resnicks, deforested

By KAREN VELIE Trustees of a San Luis Obispo County animal sanctuary sold 1,100 acres of the reserve to Justin Vineyards and Winery, a company owned by Stewart and Lynda Resnick, CalCoastNews has learned. Specifics... (Continue reading)

Hill changes course on homeless, Torres-Hill gets funding

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill has altered his stance on solving the county’s homeless crisis, shifting from advocating for a new shelter to pushing for permanent housing. Hill’s stance has... (Continue reading)

Meathead Movers hosting benefit for youth wrestlers

Meathead Movers, a local student athlete moving company, will match funds raised at a 10 all-star match wrestling event on June 6  at The Graduate in San Luis Obispo to benefit the sport of amateur... (Continue reading)

Dee Torres-Hill rips nonprofit volunteer at fundraiser

By CCN STAFF Tempers flared Saturday night when Dee Torres-Hill, wife of San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill, allegedly confronted a woman and a political opponent of Hill’s during a fundraising dinner for the... (Continue reading)

Homeless coalition seeking artists and sponsors

Five Cities Homeless Coalition staff and volunteers are busy planning the fifth annual Empty Bowls Community Luncheon to benefit those facing homelessness and poverty in southern SLO County. The 2016 event is scheduled Thursday, Sept.... (Continue reading)

Local nonprofits plagued by financial irregularities

By JOSH FRIEDMAN and KAREN VELIE Two politically-connected nonprofits in San Luis Obispo County have broken federal or state laws, failed to report revenue and refused to comply with financial disclosure rules. The president and... (Continue reading)

Atascadero Printery headed to tax auction

By KAREN VELIE Because of unpaid taxes, the historic Printery building in Atascadero is headed to a tax auction. Bidders for the Printery Building, located at 6351 Olmeda Avenue, will need to start with a... (Continue reading)

SLO County declares homeless crisis

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to declare a homeless shelter crisis. The declaration allows officials to open up county buildings at night so the homeless can stay warm. The... (Continue reading)



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