(Insert joke here about newspapers having become nonprofit organizations too.)
Nonprofits, I soon learned, have their own lingua franca. "Donor engagement." "Impactful." (I refuse to acknowledge that one.)"Aspirational peers." "Planned giving."
If you have also ever worked for a nonprofit, you will appreciate the humor of the excellent blog Non-Profit Humour. (It's Canadian, hence the "u" in "humour.")
Here are some recent headlines that I found amusing:
Some other observations about the difference between nonprofit work and journalism:
1. Once, after I'd stayed way late and knocked myself out to meet a deadline but discovered that no one else had met theirs, a colleague said, "We view deadlines as, well, aspirational goals."
2. People who work for nonprofits generally do not swear like sailors.