The superficial distinction between non-profits and for-profits bears scrutiny. What are the true differences? Is either structure innately superior?
Annual reports from publishing organizations always have a marketing slant, even when they are required filings with governmental bodies. But some are more marketing-oriented than others, and should not be mistaken for transparency, but rather tend toward rationalization. eLife’s recent report, challenging others to be as transparent, is itself opaque and purposeful.
Nonprofit organizations are being asked to measure their social impact. Can they respond to these new challenges?