Chapter 4Nonprofits and Measurement Cultures

Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.

—MOTHER TERESA

The social sector is composed of both government and nonprofit entities with missions focused on changed lives and changed circumstances. These social-sector organizations receive monetary donations or tax dollars that support the delivery of programs or services that enable them to achieve their respective missions. These organizations are formed from the desire to make local communities, states, nations, or the world safer, healthier, and happier as well as more creative, productive, and prosperous.

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