LSH a Non Profit

What is a non-profit organization?

Non-profit organizations (NPO) also known as not-for-profit are organizations
that do not distribute their surplus fund to its shareholder or owners. Instead they
take the surplus funds to help it pursue the organizations goals. The term “non-
profit” is used to describe corporations that are organized to advance a public or
community interest rather than for individual personal or financial gain. A Board
of Directors controls the decision making for a NPO and decides where the
surplus funds, if any, will be invested.

What is the difference between a non-profit and for-profit?

The difference between non-profit and for-profit organizations is for profit
organizations are commonly privately owned and operated, where as in a non-
profit the Board of Directors controls the organization. In non-profit organizations
none of the surplus in funds can benefit an individual or stakeholder. In for-
profit organizations the owner can distribute the surplus in funds in any way they
decide.

NPO rely heavily on fundraising and donations for the funds needed to run the
day-to-day operations. Without these opportunities many non-profit organizations
would not be able to provide service. NPO are people coming together to form
an organization to solve problems and enrich their communities. Non-profit
organizations play a major role in the social and economic well being of our
communities. They allow people to donate time, resources and expertise for a
greater good.



Discover a Different
Kind of Care
  • National Nurses Week at Lake Superior Hospice means celebrating the excellent care, compassion, and commitment that each of our nurses display every day. Our nurses are exceptional in all that they do and their passion for helping our patients shines through their work. They go above and beyond for our patients and their families; whether it’s providing symptom management, support for the family, making arrangements to fulfill last wishes, and so much more! We are grateful to have an incredible group of nurses as members of our hospice team.

    Lake Superior Hospice would like to thank the following nurses who are a part of our clinical staff: Becky Shauver, Carol Blashill, Lynn Johnson, Lisa Johnson, Eileen Smit, Christy Maki, Glenda Christian, Julie Higbie, Nichol Hewitt, Louise Wilcox, and Denise Gallippo.