The Language of Nonprofits

Welcome to Planet501c3
Tales from The Nonprofit Galaxy

Art and Humor by Miriam Engleberg

The cartoon Planet501c3 pokes fun at life in the nonprofit sector: 501(c)(3) is the IRS designation for nonprofit corporations. Planet501c3 was written and drawn by Miriam Engelberg, with ideas and suggestions provided by CompassPoint staff and many others. Two popular compilations of the cartoons, They Came from Planet501c3 and Planet501c3: The Next Generation, are only available for purchase through CompassPoint. Help support the Planet by buying either collection to give to your co-workers!

Human Resources

The Language of Nonprofits (01/16/2006)
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Cartoon Transcript:

In a neighborhood where the buildings have signs such as "TNPQ" and "RDH," a tourist couple is looking at a book called "The NP Sector on $5 a Day." Around the corner a woman says to a man: "Where's the GPTR office? I'm dropping off my NTR for the STWA program sponsored by CMDI." The man, dressed in a corporate-looking suit and holding a briefcase, says, "I'm sorry, I don't speak Acronym."

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