America's Nonprofit Sector: A Primer
In this new edition of America's Nonprofit Sector, Lester Salamon discusses his latest research findings on nonprofit organizations. He examines the changing role of nonprofits in various subsectors of society, such as: health care; education; social services; arts, culture and recreation; and advocacy, legal service, and international aid. This revised edition of America's Nonprofit Sector presents many updated charts and tables to illustrate spending, growth, and other recent trends in each particular field.Ideal for students, journalists, or government officials, the book begins with an overview of the nonprofit sector. In historical context, Salamon explains how nonprofit organizations arose out of societal need. He examines the various types of nonprofits in terms of their purposes, functions, and activities. One of the most well-respected authors in the field, Lester Salamon's thorough and easy-to-understand handbook is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to comprehend this important sector of society.
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4 The Functions of the Nonprofit Sector
4 Ten Largest U S Foundations 1996
7 Composition of the U S PublicBenefit Service Sector
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