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The state of nonprofit America

Author: Lester M Salamon
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Examines the private nonprofit sector and the tax-exempt institutions that make up this sector providing important services and benefits to all Americans, with histories behind different institutions and the forces and developments that have buffeted them and what they have done to retain their resilience"--Provided by publisher.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
State of nonprofit America.
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, 2012
(OCoLC)795707573
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lester M Salamon
ISBN: 9780815703303 0815703309
OCLC Number: 782252383
Description: xi, 708 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1, Overview --1. The resilient sector : the future of nonprofit America / Lester M. Salamon --
Part II, Major fields --
2. Health care / Bradford H. Gray and Mark Schlesinger --
3. Education and training / Donald M. Stewart, Pearl Rock Kane, and Lisa Scruggs --
4. Social services / Steven Rathgeb Smith --
5. Arts and culture / Stefan Toepler and Margaret J. Wyszomirski --
6. Housing and community development / Avis C. Vidal --
7. Environmental organizations / Carmen Sirianni and Stefanie Sofer --
8. International assistance / Abby Stoddard --
9. Religious congregations / Mark Chaves --
10. Civic participation and advocacy / Elizabeth T. Boris with Mathew Maronick --
11. Infrastructure organizations / Alan J. Abramson and Rachel McCarthy --
12. Foundations and corporate philanthropy / Leslie Lenkowsky --
13. Individual giving and volunteering / Eleanor Brown and Daniel Martin --
Part III, Major challenges --
14. Commercialization, social ventures and for-profit competition / Dennis R. Young, Lester M. Salamon, and Mary Clark Grinsfelder --
15. Devolution, marketization and the changing shape of government-nonprofit relations / Kirsten A. Gronbjerg and Lester M. Salamon --
16. Accountability in the nonprofit sector / Kevin P. Kearns --
17. Demographic and technological imperatives / Atul Dighe --
18. Nonprofit workforce dynamics / Marla Cornelius and Patrick Corvington --
19. For whom and for what? Investigating the role of nonprofits as providers to the neediest / Pascale Joassart-Marcelli.
Responsibility: Lester M. Salamon, editor.

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Today, America's nonprofit organizations seem caught in a force field, buffeted by four impulses - voluntarism, professionalism, civic activism, and commercialism. This book offers an overview of the  Read more...

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