Definitions for "Third Sector"
"also known as the independent or volunteer sector, is the realm in which fiduciary arrangements give way to community bonds, and where the giving of one's time to others takes the place of artificially imposed market relationships based on selling oneself and one's services to others." (Rifkin, End of Work, p.239)
Organisations not in either the 'private' or 'public' sector – includes voluntary/ community and co-operatives and social enterprises.... so another term for the social economy.
A term used to describe all not-for-profit organisations and institutions. Also known as the voluntary sector.