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In Search Of The Nonprofit Sector

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At a time when boundaries between the nonprofit, business, and public sectors have grown increasingly confused and contested, this volume by leading experts on nonprofit organizations offers new ideas and frameworks for understanding the terrain that lies between the state and the market. The chapters span a broad range of emerging issues including nonprofit commercialism, sector-bending hybrid organizational forms, increasingly sophisticated nonprofit advocacy activities, newly hatched forms of volunteerism and ...

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Overview

At a time when boundaries between the nonprofit, business, and public sectors have grown increasingly confused and contested, this volume by leading experts on nonprofit organizations offers new ideas and frameworks for understanding the terrain that lies between the state and the market. The chapters span a broad range of emerging issues including nonprofit commercialism, sector-bending hybrid organizational forms, increasingly sophisticated nonprofit advocacy activities, newly hatched forms of volunteerism and philanthropy, tensions in public-nonprofit contracting, and new roles for faith-based nonprofits in social provision.

Contents include: Peter Frumkin, "Charity and Philanthropy After September 11th"; Joseph M. Knippenberg, "Faith, Hype, and Charity: Constitutional Controversies over Charitable Choice"; Leslie Lenkowsky, "The Bush Administration's Civic Agenda and National Service"; Mark E. Warren, "What is the Political Role of Nonprofits in a Democracy?"; Steven Rathgeb Smith, "Government and Nonprofits in the Modern Age: Is Independence Possible?"; Amy L. Sherman, "Faith in Communities: A Solid Investment"; Stephen V. Monsma, "Nonprofit and Faith-Based Welfare-to-Work Programs: Government's Partners or Government's Captives?"; Thomas H. Jeavons, "The Vitality and Independence of Religious Organizations: A Once and Future Trend"; Estelle James, "Commercialism—Does It Help or Hurt the Nonprofit's Mission?"; J. Gregory Dees and Beth Battle Anderson, "Sector-Bending: Blurring the Lines Between Nonprofit and For-Profit"; David Reingold, "Scaling-up National Service in an Era of Performance Measurement and Accountability." In Search of the Nonprofit Sector will be essential reading for scholars and practitioners interested in the pressing management and policy challenges facing nonprofit organizations today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765805188
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/1/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 246
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Frumkin is assistant professor of public policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and a senior fellow of the New America Foundation.

Jonathan B. Imber is Jean Glasscock Professor of sociology at Wellesley College. He is the author of Abortion and the Private Practice of Medicine and Trusting Doctors. He serves as editor-in-chief of Society.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii
Part 1 Nonprofits and Government: Rhetoric and Reality
1. Government and Nonprofits in the Modern Age: Is Independence Possible? 3
2. Social Welfare Organizations, Politics, and Regulation 19
3. What Is the Political Role of Nonprofits in a Democracy? 37
Part 2 Nonprofits and Business: Blurred Boundaries
4. Sector-Bending: Blurring the Lines Between Nonprofit and For-Profit 51
5. Commercialism and the Mission of Nonprofits 73
6. How Important Is a Nonprofit's Bottom Line? The Uses and Abuses of Financial Data 85
Part 3 Philanthropy and Volunteerism: New Practices
7. Inside Venture Philanthropy 99
8. Charity and Philanthropy After September 11th 115
9. National Service in Theory and Practice 131
Part 4 Nonprofits, Religion, and Government: Opportunities and Challenges
10. Understanding Religious Organizations: Implications and Concerns for Public Policy and Social Welfare Services 153
11. Nonprofit and Faith-Based Welfare-to-Work Programs: Government's Partners or Government's Captives? 171
12. Faith in Communities: A Solid Investment 185
Bibliography 199
Contributors 219
Index 225
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