To Profit or Not to Profit: The Commercial Transformation of the Nonprofit Sector

To Profit or Not to Profit: The Commercial Transformation of the Nonprofit Sector

by Burton A. Weisbrod, Burton A. Weisbord
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521631807

ISBN-13: 9780521631808

Pub. Date: 04/28/2013

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Nonprofit organizations are changing dramatically in the ways they are financed. They are becoming increasingly commercial, operating more like private firms. Far more is involved that the generation of revenue. As donations decline in importance and user fees and money raising ancillary activities come to dominate, they bring side-effects on the social missions…  See more details below

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Nonprofit organizations are changing dramatically in the ways they are financed. They are becoming increasingly commercial, operating more like private firms. Far more is involved that the generation of revenue. As donations decline in importance and user fees and money raising ancillary activities come to dominate, they bring side-effects on the social missions that justify public support. This book examines these little-recognized relationships for the overall nonprofit charitable sector and then focuses on each of six industries; important differences are found among hospitals, universities, social service providers, zoos, museums, and public broadcasting.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521631808
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2013
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. The nonprofit mission and its financing: growing links between nonprofits and the rest of the economy Burton A. Weisbrod; Part I. Basic Issues and Perspective: 2. Competition, commercialization, and the evolution of nonprofit organizational structures Howard P. Tuckman; 3. Modeling the nonprofit organization as a multi-product firm: a framework for choice Burton A. Weisbrod; 4. Pricing and rationing nonprofit organizations with distributional objectives Richard Steinberg and Burton A. Weisbrod; 5. Differential taxation of nonprofits and the commercialization of nonprofit revenues Joseph J. Cordes and Burton A. Weisbrod; 6. Interdependence of commercial and donative revenues Lewis M. Segal and Burton A. Weisbrod; 7. Conversion from nonprofit to for-profit legal status: why does it happen and should anyone care? John H. Goddeeris and Burton A. Weisbrod; Part II. Industry Studies: 8. Commercialism in nonprofit hospitals Frank A. Sloan; 9. Universities as creators and retailers of intellectual property: life sciences research and economic development Walter W. Powell and Jason Owen-Smith; 10. Commercialism in nonprofit social service associations: its character, significance, and rationale Dennis R. Young; 11. Zoos and aquariums Louis Cain and Dennis Meritt, Jr; 12. Commerce and the muse: are art museums becoming commercial? Helmut K. Anheier and Stefan Toepler; 13. The funding perils of the corporation for public broadcasting Craig L. LaMay and Burton A. Weisbrod; Part III. Concluding Remarks: 14. Commercialism among nonprofits: objectives, opportunities and constraints Estelle James; 15. Conclusions and public policy issues: commercialism and the road ahead Burton A. Weisbrod; References.

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