State Of Nonprofit America / Edition 1

State Of Nonprofit America / Edition 1

by Lester M. Salamon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815706235

ISBN-13: 9780815706236

Pub. Date: 07/01/2002

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

The thousands of organizations that comprise America's private nonprofit sector represent a national treasure. Yet serious pressures are altering the playing field on which nonprofits operate, and many are responding in ways that may undermine their popular support. Despite the significance of these developments, little has been done to analyze and interpret them

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The thousands of organizations that comprise America's private nonprofit sector represent a national treasure. Yet serious pressures are altering the playing field on which nonprofits operate, and many are responding in ways that may undermine their popular support. Despite the significance of these developments, little has been done to analyze and interpret them in a clear and understandable way. Lester M. Salamon, a leading authority on the nonprofit sector, has joined forces with more than a dozen other experts and the Aspen Institute to produce this volume, an integrated, authoritative assessment of the state of nonprofit America and the key trends affecting its evolution. The book is organized into three sections. The first summarizes critical trends and issues; the second examines each of the sector's major subsectors (e.g., health, education, social services, arts and culture, international assistance, advocacy); the third focuses on major cross-cutting trends and issues (commercialization, changing government policy, accountability, and demographic and technological imperatives). The Resilient Sector will be updated every two years. It provides a basic sourcebook for sector leaders, the press, public officials, and citizens concerned about the future of America's nonprofit sector and eager to understand the forces affecting it.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815706236
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
07/01/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1The Resilient Sector: The State of Nonprofit America3
2Health65
3Education and Training107
4Social Services149
5Arts and Culture187
6Housing and Community Development219
7International Assistance240
8Religious Congregations275
9Civic Participation and Advocacy299
10Infrastructure Organizations331
11Foundations and Corporate Philanthropy355
12Individual Giving and Volunteering387
13Commercialization, Social Ventures, and For-Profit Competition423
14Devolution, Marketization, and the Changing Shape of Government-Nonprofit Relations447
15Accountability and Public Trust471
16Demographic and Technological Imperatives499
17For Whom and for What? The Contributions of the Nonprofit Sector517
Contributors537
Index539

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