What is the major difference between a for-profit and a not-for-profit organization?
Module Six Discussion Forum
The Discussion Assignment
Goodwill Industries is a major charitable organization that relies primarily on financial and nonfinancial donations and grants. It has retail operations that help sustain its financial operations so as to fulfill its mission to help train, support, and employ disadvantaged individuals and those with disabilities.
Review the Goodwill Industries Case in your textbook and/or video at the following link
ht tps://tinyurl.com/4c9ms94j (opens in new window). Respond to the following questions in the discussion forum:
1. What is the major difference between a for-profit and a not-for-profit organization?
2. Why does Goodwill utilize performance ratio analysis?
3. Identify the three major financial statements prepared by the not-for-profit organization Goodwill. Why is cash flow analysis of particular importance in nonprofit organizations?