Third Sector: The Contribution of Nonprofit and Cooperative Enterprises in Australia
'Not for profit' enterprises provide services enjoyed or depended upon by many Australians. But the charities, sports clubs, churches, community organisations, welfare groups, associations, unions, and foundations that draw on our support - and comprise the third sector - also make a significant contribution to our society. They promote social change and defend traditional values; they express our capacity to work together without being ordered by government or lured by profit.
Third Sector provides the first overview of Australia's non-profit enterprises. It describes how this vital part of our economy developed and how it operates today, including interaction with the government and business sectors. As well as documenting the third sector's contributions, it warns of the threats it faces from massive economic, technological and demographic changes. Third sector organisations must now adapt to new circumstances, and prove worthy of continuing support.
For community leaders, this book is essential reading. For politicians, public servants and anyone else who interacts with the third sector, it will be an invaluable resource. As the most comprehensive reference available, Third Sector will be useful to students and teachers of politics, public policy, and welfare studies.
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Defining the third sector
Distinctive characteristics of third sector organisations
Community services 3 3
Other human services
Arts and culture
How THIRD SECTOR ORGANISATIONS WORK
Financing third sector organisations
Staffing third sector organisations
RELATIONS WITH OTHER SECTORS
Relations with business
Relations with government
THINKING ABOUT THE THIRD SECTOR
Making a social and political contribution
The third sector in Australian history
The dynamics of third sector growth and decline
The challenge of the third sector
The challenge to third sector organisations
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