The State of Nonprofit America

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-05-31
  • Publisher: Brookings Inst Pr

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In this second edition of his immensely successful volume on American nonprofits, Lester Salamon and his colleagues update and augment their integrated, authoritative assessment of the state of nonprofit America and the key trends affecting its evolution.

Author Biography

Laster M. Salamon is the director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies. He has written or edited more than twenty books on the nonprofit sector and the tool of government, including the Resilient Sector: The State of Nonprofit America (Brooking, 2003), Rethinking Corporate Social Engagement (Kumarian, 2010), and Americas Nonprofit Sector: A Primer, 3rd ed. (The Foundation Center, 2012).

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
The Resilient Sector: The Future of Nonprofit Americap. 3
Major Fields
HealthCarep. 89
Education and Trainingp. 137
Social Servicesp. 192
Arts and Culturep. 229
Housing and Community Developmentp. 266
Environmental Organizationsp. 294
International Assistancep. 329
Religious Congregationsp. 362
Civic Participation and Advocacyp. 394
Infrastructure Organizationsp. 423
Foundations and Corporate Philanthropyp. 459
Individual Giving and Volunteeringp. 495
Major Challenges
Commercialization, Social Ventures, and For-Profit Competitionp. 521
Devolution, Marketization, and the Changing Shape of Government-Nonprofit Relationsp. 549
Accountability in the Nonprofit Sectorp. 587
Demographic and Technological Imperativesp. 616
Nonprofit Workforce Dynamicsp. 639
For Whom and for What? Investigating the Role of Nonprofits as Providers to the Neediestp. 657
Contributorsp. 683
Indexp. 685
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