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Nonprofit Nation: A New Look at the Third America, Revised Edition

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Nonprofit Nation: A New Look at the Third America, Revised Edition

Michael O'Neill

ISBN: 978-0-787-95414-7 June 2002 Jossey-Bass 336 Pages

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In Nonprofit Nation, the new edition of his classic work,O'Neill takes a fresh look at the nonprofit sector and the power ithas to use its growing visibility and strength. Like the firstedition, this new book is an up-to-date, comprehensive guide tounderstanding the nonprofit sector. Identifying and examining themajor nonprofit subsectors-health care, arts, social service, andreligious organizations, for example-and detailing their particularconcerns and impact enable O'Neill to explore their influence onbusiness, 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

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Tables.

Preface.

The Author.

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.

Appendix.

References.

Index.
"An invaluable compendium: accurate, detailed, and up-to-date factsembedded in an incisive commentary on the history, impact, andprospects of the nonprofit sector. The marriage of information andunderstanding at its very best."
--Paul G. Schervish, director, Social Welfare Research Instituteand professor, Department of Sociology, Boston College

"Written by an outstanding scholar and leader in the nonprofitresearch field and rich with information, this masterful overviewof the voluntary, nonprofit sector in America successfully balancesaccuracy of presentation, comprehensiveness, and careful judgementswith a high degree of readability. This is one book that everyoneconcerned with American nonprofits and philanthropy should read tounderstand the nonprofit sector as a whole."
--David Horton Smith, founder, Association for Research onNonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action

"The most comprehensive guidebook to America's magnificent butstill largely uncharted third, nonprofit, voluntary, independentsector, written by the person most qualified to guide us."
--Brian O'Connell, founding president, INDEPENDENT SECTOR

"Michael O'Neill has written a Baedeker for the nonprofit world.No traveler should leave home without having read it."
--Leslie Lenkowsky, professor, Center on Philanthropy, IndianaUniversity