Together with the commercial private sector, the so-called third or non-profit sector and the public sector coexist in our society. These last two represent a large and varied groups of organizations around diverse areas of interest. Decisions in these organizations often affect the lives of many people, and are often adopted before the public eye.

The third sector is expanding because it provides innovation and creativity in the efficient solution of social needs unsatisfied by the market. It is made up of a complex and heterogeneous type of entities (associations, foundations, mutual societies) of different legal nature. There is consensus in considering that its reinforcement strengthens democratic life.

The public sector as guarantor of the welfare state is the group of administrative bodies through which the State complies, or enforces the policy or will expressed in the laws of the country and has the purpose of satisfying the collective interests. It is made up of the three autonomous powers and public bodies, institutions, companies and individuals that carry out some economic activity on behalf of the State and that are represented by it, both at a local and central Administration level.

Management skills

The members of the third sector and the public sector face a delicate balance when trying to achieve their missions, manage financial responsibilities and fundraising programs in an environment of tight mediums with a high ethical demand as well as complete transparency of their management. They face the challenge of identifying managers to lead their organizations, which are not always found in the most obvious places.

Subsectors

  • Trade Associations
  • Professional Associations
  • Art and culture
  • Charity and Foundations
  • Public and Government Organizations
  • Intergovernmental organizations