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Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector

by Dyana P. Mason

Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector

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Book Description

Nonprofit organizations are on the front lines in communities, providing an important foundation for the social safety net in the United States and around the world. They also provide places where people can gather, share ideas and build community. They often accomplish amazing feats with few resources. This book was designed to be used in an undergraduate-level introductory course in the nonprofit sector. It provides an overview of the vocabulary used in defining the work of nonprofit organizations, topics of interest to nonprofit managers, and describes the primary roles nonprofits play in American (and to a lesser extent international) communities. The book also considers the growing numbers and influence of social enterprises and other "social innovation" organizations. Throughout, it brings in leading themes of accountability, ethics and obligations facing many nonprofit organizations as they go about their work - challenges that should be well understood by anyone interested in becoming a leader in the nonprofit sector.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC). You can download Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector ebook for free in PDF format (9.1 MB).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Mission, Ethics and Accountability in the Nonprofit Sector
Chapter 4
Government-Nonprofit Relationships
Chapter 5
Volunteers and Voluntary Action
Chapter 6
Philanthropy and Charitable Giving
Chapter 7
Social Movement and Advocacy
Chapter 8
Social Enterprises and Entrepreneurship
Chapter 9
International Organizations

Book Details

Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector
Business and Management
University of Oregon
PDF Size
9.1 MB

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