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STC’s Ethical Principle for professionalism asserts: “We advance technical communication through our integrity and excellence in performing each task we undertake.” Professionalism, however, does not stop at the front door of the workplace. By virtue of their privileged status in society, professionals have a moral obligation to give back to the public a portion of their time and energy in order to improve the quality of life for all people. This presentation explores the similarities and differences between for-profit and nonprofit worlds in order to uncover opportunities for professional technical communicators to give back. By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to describe the nature of nonprofit organizations; list some characteristics of nonprofit communications; and explain the content, form, and style of the conventional genres of nonprofit communications.