The Resilient Sector: The State of Nonprofit America (Google eBook)

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Brookings Institution Press, 2003 - Business & Economics - 113 pages
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The Resilient Sector makes available in an updated form the concise overview of the state of health of America's nonprofit organizations that Johns Hopkins scholar Lester Salamon recently completed as part of the "state of nonprofit America" project he undertook in cooperation with the Aspen Institute. Contrary to popular understanding, Salamon argues, America's nonprofit organizations have shown remarkable resilience in recent years in the face of a variety of difficult challenges, significantly re-engineering themselves in the process. But this very resilience now poses risks for the sector's continued ability to perform the tasks that we have long expected of it. The Resilient Sector offers nonprofit practitioners, policymakers, the press, and the public at large a lively assessment of this set of institutions that we have long taken for granted, but that the Frenchman Alexis de-Toqueville recognized to be "more deserving of our attention" than almost any other part of the American experiment.

  

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User Review  - Melissa Lee-tammeus - Goodreads

A school book I had to read. Easy read in laymen's terms that helps grasp the state of non-profits today and how tough it is to stay in the business of helping people. Most likely, it will either ... Read full review

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User Review  - Afton Devos - Goodreads

Currently reading for my Masters courses in NPO Leadership: Wonderful reading. Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Stakes The Nonprofit Sector and Why We Need It
7
The Challenges
15
The Opportunities
35
The Nonprofit Response A Story of Resilience
49
Resetting the Balance The Task Ahead
75
Notes
89
Index
107
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About the author (2003)

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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