Nonprofit Versus For Profit Stakeholders

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Nonprofit versus For-profit Stakeholders Stakeholders play a critical role in the management and decision-making process of an organization. An example of a stakeholder includes employees, managers, patients, vendors, suppliers, the community, creditors, customers and the government (Daft, 2013). Also, Daft (2013) says, “Stakeholders are groups “within or outside of the organization that has a stake in the organization’s performance” (p. 23). There are a few differences surrounding stakeholder expectations between non-profit and for-profit organizations. The differences in nonprofit organizations and for-profit business organizations are the direction of activities for the end goal (Daft, 2013). Although it is very difficult to measure the impact that a nonprofit has on society, community, or a particular group as opposed to evaluating an income statement from a for-pro-profit organization. The same level of attention should be paid to stakeholder for nonprofit organizations as stakeholders of for-profit organizations. Nonprofit Organization Stakeholder In a nonprofit organization, managers are concerned with “generating some social impact” (Daft, 2013). Stakeholders for nonprofit organizations include the community, taxpayers, the government, private donors, employees, and volunteers. Each one of these stakeholders poses a challenge for managers. For instance, in a nonprofit organization, there is a “continual struggle to pursue vital social missions in the face of
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