"in the nonprofit world, there is a greater emphasis on collaboration because how these organizations identify their mission is different. In a for-profit business, the mission is to sell this product and service in order to make a financial profit. In a nonprofit organization, the mission is something less easy to quantify. It is change in people or society. So, your competitor is identified as that person or group that makes it more difficult to achieve that change. However, your competitor could be something beyond a person or an organization. It could be a perception or a cultural practice that makes it more difficult to achieve the change you desire."