America's nonprofit sector: a primer

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Foundation Center, 1992 - Business & Economics - 110 pages
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In this compelling book, Lester M. Salamon counteracts "the widespread lack of knowledge about America's nonprofit sector and the role it plays in our social welfare system." The author provides a basic and easy-to-understand handbook for government officials, journalists, and students -- in short, for anyone who wants to comprehend the makeup of America's nonprofit sector. Salamon uses many charts and tables to clearly illustrate various aspects of the nonprofit world. Anyone involved in the nonprofit or the government sector should not miss his insights.

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Contents

3 Changes in Government Social Welfare Spending
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KEY SUBSECTORS PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ROLES
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5 Hospital Trends by Ownership 19801989
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About the author (1992)

Lester M. Salamon is Director of the Center for Civil Society Studies, the Institute for Policy Studies, The Johns Hopkins University. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books, including "The State of Nonprofit America" (Brookings Institution Press, 2002), "The Tools of Government: A Guide to the New Governance" (Oxford University Press, 2002), and "Global Civil Society Dimensions of the Nonprofit Sector" [volume one] (Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies, 1999). This last book, the companion volume to "Global Civil Society: Dimensions of the Nonprofit Sector" [volume two], won the Virginia Hodgkinson Prize, Independent Sector, 2001.