Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector in a Changing America

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Indiana University Press, Nov 1, 2001 - Business & Economics - 560 pages

This collection brings together the views of a stellar assemblage of scholars, practitioners,... and a host of other talented and distinguished citizens of the independent sector.... A 'must read.' —Philanthropy Monthly

In an attempt to analyze future directions of the increasingly influential nonprofit sector, the American Assembly and the Indiana Center on Philanthropy sponsored a conference that brought in leading scholars and practitioners. Participants were asked to consider what forces will determine the shape and activities of philanthropy and the nonprofit sector in the next decade.

This volume is a product of this inquiry. Contributors focused on a variety of pressures, including the devolution of federal programs, the blurring of lines between non-profit and for-profit organizations; the changing distributions of income; a revived interest in community and civil society; the evolution of religion and other regulatory reform; and a retreat of government from various policy areas.

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Contents

The Evolving Role of American Foundations
34
The Economy and Philanthropy
73
Reinventing Philanthropy
122
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About the author (2001)

Charles T. Clotfelter is Z. Smith Reynolds Professor of Public Policy Studies and Professor of Economics and Law at Duke University. He is also Director of the Center for the Study of Philanthropy and Voluntarism at Duke and is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Thomas Ehrlich is Distinguished University Scholar, California State University, and Senior Scholar, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He is also President Emeritus, Indiana University; the former Provost, University of Pennsylvania; and former Dean, Stanford Law School.