The Importance Of Nonprofits

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Nonprofits fill a much-needed gap to help individuals in our society. There are many government programs designed and implemented to support people and communities; however, there are gaps and areas that are overlooked. Nonprofits consider these unfilled priorities and efficiently produce results that benefit our society. “Nonprofits relieve government’s burden to provide social services for youth, the elderly, the underprivileged and the underserved” (Gaye). One of the main reasons for the success and importance of nonprofits is their ability to and desire to serve the people and do so in a way that is more efficient and effective. Government agencies are sophisticated, and as such specialized nonprofits help to fill the niches that government overlooks. “The government will always fall far short of competitive private markets in efficiency and innovation” (Edwards, 2015). Nonprofits are essential to the people to provide goods and services efficiently and effectively; “the public's "customer satisfaction" with federal services is lower than their satisfaction with nearly all private services” (Edwards, 2015). “One of the most diverse sectors in the human services field is the nonprofit sector. Nonprofits fill in many niche services the state is unable or unwilling to provide” ( Nonprofits provide the specialized services that communities and individuals who are at risk or under represented need.
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