One of the primary differences between for-profit and nonprofit organizations is that you can easily work on your own in a for-profit business. A barber can set up a one-chair shop. An accountant can work from an office at home, or a mechanic can get by with a shade tree and a set of tools. Not so with the nonprofit. It’s designed to bring people together, united in a common purpose. Every nonprofit must be overseen by a board of directors. Choose them carefully.