The segment of U.S. society represented by nonprofit, charitable organizations, also known as the voluntary sector, nonprofit sector, or private sector.
includes 'not for profit' organisations such as housing associations, educational bodies, voluntary sector organisations and community groups. It also includes private sector organisations which do aim to make a profit. It is often used to describe organisations in the private sector which provide residential or nursing care.
a national leadership forum, working to encourage philanthropy, volunteering, nonprofit initiatives and citizen action to better serve people and communities.