Non-profit organizations are particularly important in the community. Contrary to common misconceptions, nonprofit organizations play a role similar to that played by profit-driven organizations. A valid example of such an organization is the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), which operates in South American countries that are prone to drug and human trafficking and abuse. Looking at it from a social perspective, non-profit organizations have a heavier impact on the society compared to for-profit organization. The non-profit organizations have been around long enough and the effects on the community are rather clear. The most prominent effect of nonprofit organizations on the community is the fact that their presence has boosted aid (Anheier, 2005). Fundamentally, every community has special groups. It is because of these special groups that nonprofit organizations come to a community. Notably, non-profit organizations have enhanced the efforts of extending aid to these groups through supplying goods and services, especially food, medicines and special care.
The nonprofit organizations have as well affected the community positively through the provision of employment. It is worth noting that, much like the profit-driven organizations, the charity organizations need human resources. ADRA’s employees, for example, get paid and manage to improve their standards of living, impacting on the overall welfare of the people. Talking of positive effects, the non-profit organizations enlighten the community on various crucial matters such as nutrition, drug abuse, healthcare as well as unhealthy traditions such as human trafficking (Anheier, 2005). Such education and enlightenment enhances healthy living and peaceful coexistence among the members of a community.
Through the work of such nonprofit organizations as ADRA, government accountability and transparency has been improved a great deal. Joint efforts between the government and the nonprofit organization have ensured the attainment of various primary developmental objectives. The presence of nonprofit organizations has given the citizens a voice to air their aspirations and special concerns. This is partly because the organizations sensitize the citizenry on the need to know their rights and freedoms (Anheier, 2005). Nonprofit organizations have enabled the community to embark on sustainable programs and projects that will remain useful to the community members into the foreseeable future.
Anheier, H. K. (2005). Nonprofit organizations: theory, management, policy. London: Routledge.