Nonprofits & Government: Collaboration & Conflict

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Elizabeth T. Boris, C. Eugene Steuerle
Urban Institute Press, 2006 - Business & Economics - 453 pages
The past several decades have seen unprecedented growth in the scope and complexity of relationships between government and nonprofit organizations. These relationships have been more fruitful than many critics had feared and more problematic than many advocates had hoped. Nonprofits and Government is the first comprehensive, multidisciplinary exploration of nonprofit government relations. The second edition of this important book is fully updated and includes two new chapters. The authors address a host of important issues, including nonprofit advocacy, direct regulatory and tax policy, the conversion of nonprofits to for-profits, clashes in government interaction with religion and the arts, and international nonprofit government relationships. Practitioners, researchers, and policymakers alike will benefit from the authors wide-ranging discussion.

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Elizabeth T. Boris is the director of the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute. She is the author of many research publications and articles on philanthropy and nonprofits, including "Philanthropic Foundations in the United States: An Introduction." She was the founding director of the Nonprofit Sector Research Fund at the Aspen Institute from 1991 to 1996.

C. Eugene Steuerle is a senior fellow at the Urban Institute and author of a weekly column, "Economic Perspective," for Tax Notes magazine. He is the author of seven books, more than 125 reports and articles, and approximately 500 columns and 40 Congressional testimonies or reports. His research on charity and philanthropy includes studies on the patterns of giving by the wealthy (for the Council on Foundations), the effect of taxes on charitable giving, payout rates for foundations (for the Filer Commission), unrelated business income taxes, and ways of simplifying and reforming tax rules for charitable contributions

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