The State of Nonprofit America
Edited by Lester M. Salamon
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State of Nonprofit America by Lester M. Salamon
Book DescriptionThe 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780815706236
(229mm x 152mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Brookings Institution
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Publish Date: 11-Dec-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Lester M. Salamon
Resilient Sector, Paperback (August 2015)
Today America's nonprofit sector, long a critically important part of the nation's social and economic fabric, is more important than ever. This book explains how and why they developed and how they interact with one another in the ongoing battle for the soul of America's nonprofit world.
State of Nonprofit America, Paperback (May 2012)» View all books by Lester M. Salamon
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 present state of America's nonprofit sector, examining the forces that are shaping its future and identifying the changes that might be needed.
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Author Biography - Lester M. Salamon
Lester M. Salamon is the director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies. He has written or edited more than twenty books, including a leading textbook on nonprofit institutions, America's Nonprofit Sector: A Primer (The Foundation Center, 1999).
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