California Corporations Code > Title 3. Unincorporated Associations > Part 1. General Provisions > Chapter 1. Definitions > Corp. Code §18020. Nonprofit Association
(a) “Nonprofit association” means an unincorporated association with a primary common purpose other than to operate a business for profit.
(b) A nonprofit association may carry on a business for profit and apply any profit that results from the business activity to any activity in which it may lawfully engage.