Our Big Conversation group has been talking about better names for the “not-for-profit” sector, so it was good to read that the American organisation Ashoka (who support social entrepreneurs and the social sector) have been discussing the same topic. They have floated “citizen sector” as a possibility, because the sector is powered by citizens “who care and take action to serve others and cause needed change”.
I like it – it’s instantly explanatory and a positive phrase rather than another “not-for”.
What do you think? Would you like to say you work in or support the citizen sector?