"Inventing the Nonprofit Sector" and Other Essays on Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Nonprofit Organizations

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JHU Press, Nov 28, 2001 - Business & Economics - 362 pages
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Philanthropy and voluntarism are among the most familiar and least understood of American institutions. The oldest American nonprofit corporation—Harvard College—dates from 1636, but most of the million or so nonprofits currently in existence were established after 1960. In "Inventing the Nonprofit Sector" and Other Essays on Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Nonprofit Organizations cultural historian Peter Dobkin Hall describes and analyzes the development of America's fastest growing institutional sector.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Inventing the Nonprofit Sector
13
Reflections on the Nonprofit Sector in the Postliberal Era
85
A Bridge Founded upon Justice and Built of Human Hearts Reflections on Religion and Philanthropy
115
Cultures of Trusteeship in the United States
135
Conflicting Managerial Cultures in Nonprofit Organizations
207
Paper Ephemera Managers Policymakers Scholars and the Future of American Philanthropy
221
Obstacles to Nonprofits Teaching and Research
233
Dilemmas of Research on Philanthropy Voluntarism and Nonprofit Organizations
243
The Me Generation Grows Up Thoughts on the Near Future of the Nonprofit Sector
257
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Peter Dobkin Hall is Leonard Bacon Research Scholar in the Yale University Program on Non-Profit Organizations and teaches in the Divinity School at Yale University.

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