Nonprofit Nation: A New Look at the Third America

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 29, 2002 - Business & Economics - 336 pages
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With the introduction of the first edition of his landmark book The Third America, Michael O'Neill created a much-needed resource for analyzing and understanding the "invisible sector"-the thousands of nonprofit organizations that have a significant impact on society but have less than significant visibility.

The nonprofit sector is no longer invisible. It is a high-profile, high-impact community that affects the lives of people throughout the country and the world. Understanding the nonprofit sector is essential--both to the professionals and volunteers within the sector and to concerned citizens and community leaders who work with the nonprofits that influence our society.

In "Nonprofit Nation," the new edition of his classic work, O'Neill takes a fresh look at the nonprofit sector and the power it has to use its growing visibility and strength. Like the first edition, this new book is an up-to-date, comprehensive guide to understanding the nonprofit sector. Identifying and examining the major nonprofit subsectors-health care, arts, social service, and religious organizations, for example-and detailing their particular concerns and impact enable O'Neill to explore their influence on business, government and society. The new edition also features: Expanded sections on scope and impact Updated and enlarged statistical information New insights on the development of the nonprofit sector A new section on theories of the nonprofit sector In addition, O'Neill addresses the direction, growth, and role of the nonprofit sector for the next twenty-five years, and his insights are sure to prove helpful to nonprofits wanting to sustain and increase their impact on society.


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1 Nonprofit Nation
2 Theories
3 Religion
4 Social Service
5 Health Care
6 Education and Research
7 Advocacy
8 Arts and Culture
9 International
10 Funders
11 Mutual Benefit
12 Prospects

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Michael O'Neill is professor of nonprofit management in the College of Professional Studies at the University of San Francisco. He is the founder and former director of the Institute for Nonprofit Organization Management at the University of San Francisco. O'Neill is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including The Third America and Women and Power in the Nonprofit Sector, both from Jossey-Bass.

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