Management offices that serve as headquarters for organizations and which provide services that plan, organize and control the activities of the organization but which offer no direct services to the public except peripheral administrative services like training, community awareness programs or materials and research. Included are the administrative offices of local city and county departments, provincial agencies and federal agencies as well as those that oversee the work of large non-governmental agencies.
Provincial or regional organizations that are responsible for the implementation of programs that have been established by legislative mandate. Responsibilities include development of a regional plan, solicitation of proposals for service delivery, allocation of public monies (generally federal or provincial dollars that have been earmarked for the program), monitoring of service contracts and evaluation of outcomes. Some organizations provide all or a range of the mandated services directly.
Clubs, associations and other voluntary organizations whose members are concerned with the general welfare of the community and enhancing the life of its residents.
Organizations whose members have joined together on a voluntary basis to promote a particular cause or work for the realization of a specific social or political goal.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.