What are the advantages and disadvantages between profit organizations and nonprofit organizations?
Profit and nonprofit organizations both share the belief in sustainability and the profit making motive. In a profit organization, owners receive profits as cash, dividends or stock whereas in a nonprofit organization, most is reinvested or disbursed to outside sources. In a profit organization, founders have legal ownership, vote for board members and have a say in corporate affairs. In a nonprofit organization, founders have no legal ownership and board members can only vote for existing board member positions. A popular benefit that a nonprofit has is its ability to award employees with tax deferred annuities or tax deferred compensation, according to existing local, federal, and state statutes.