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The Nature of the Nonprofit Sectorfeatures the most insightful and influential readings on the nature and roles of the nonprofit sector. The book discusses everything from Andrew Carnegie#x19;s turn-of-the-century philosophy of philanthropy to the most recent writings by current scholars and practitioners from a wide variety of perspectives and disciplines. Thorough, topical, and accessible, this is the ideal text for anyone wishing to learn about nonprofit organizations and management. The second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to feature the latest scholarship on the nonprofit sector, including new essays that analyze its theory, history, and organization; rationales for its tax-exemption status; and theories of giving and philanthropy. Also new to this edition is a section on the international nonprofit sector. Each part opens with a framing essay that identifies central issues and provides an overview of sometimes competing points of view.
J. Steven Ott is a professor at the University of Utah. Lisa A. Dicke is an associate professor at the University of North Texas.
Table of Contents
|Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector|
|What Is the Nonprofit Sector?: Board Source (2009)||p. 10|
|The Nonprofit Sector in Brief: Facts and Figures from the Nonprofit Almanac 2008: Public Charities, Giving, and Volunteering||p. 12|
|The Idea of a Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector||p. 17|
|Measuring Civil Society: The Johns Hopkins Global Civil Society Index||p. 31|
|The Nonprofit Sector's Distinctive Values and Contributions to Society|
|The Gospel of Wealth||p. 58|
|The Filer Commission Report-Giving in America: Toward a Stronger Voluntary Sector||p. 63|
|The Impact of the Voluntary Sector on Society||p. 71|
|Historical Evolution of Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector|
|The Nonprofit Sector in Historical Perspective: Traditions of Philanthropy in the West||p. 88|
|History and Theories of Nonprofit Organizations||p. 108|
|The Rationale for Tax Exemption and Tax Deductions|
|Tax-Exempt Organization||p. 121|
|A History of the Tax-Exempt Sector: An SOI Perspective||p. 125|
|Economic and Political Theories of the Nonprofit Sector|
|Government Failure Theory||p. 151|
|Contract Failure Theory||p. 154|
|And Lettuce is Nonanimal: Toward a Positive Economics of Voluntary Action||p. 158|
|The Constitution of Citizens: Political Theories of Nonprofit Organizations||p. 166|
|Social and Community Theories of the Nonprofit Sector|
|To Empower People: The Role of Mediating Structures in Public Policy||p. 187|
|Nonprofit Organizations and Community||p. 197|
|Organizational Social Capital and Nonprofits||p. 203|
|Communities, Networks, and the Future of Philanthropy||p. 215|
|Organization Theories of the Nonprofit Sector|
|Organizational Theory and Structure||p. 231|
|Perspectives on Organizational Governance: Some Effects on Government-Nonprofit Relations||p. 249|
|Organizations and Movements||p. 25|
|Theories of Giving|
|What Is Altruism?||p. 281|
|Doing Good||p. 291|
|The Call of Service: Satisfactions||p. 297|
|Philanthropy in Communities of Color||p. 308|
|The World We Must Build||p. 318|
|The Blending and Blurring of the Sectors|
|Third Party Government||p. 336|
|Nonprofit Sector: Increasing Numbers and Key Role in Delivering Federal Services: United States Government Accountability Office (2007)||p. 340|
|The Future of the Nonprofit Sector: Its Entwining with Private Enterprise and Government||p. 348|
|The Nonprofit Sector Internationally: The Global Context|
|Government-Nonprofit Relations from an International Perspective||p. 367|
|State-linked Associational Life: Illuminating Blind Spots of Existing Paradigms||p. 385|
|Civil Society as Associational Life||p. 402|
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