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On being nonprofit : a conceptual and policy primer, Peter Frumkin, (electronic resource)

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On being nonprofit : a conceptual and policy primer
Title
On being nonprofit
Title remainder
a conceptual and policy primer
Statement of responsibility
Peter Frumkin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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Frumkin, Peter
Dewey number
361.7/63
LC call number
HD2769.15
LC item number
.F78 2002
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Nonprofit organizations
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  • This concise and illuminating book provides a road map to the evolving conceptual and policy terrain of the nonprofit sector. Drawing on prominent economic, political, and sociological explanations of nonprofit activity, Peter Frumkin focuses on four important functions that have come to define nonprofit organizations. The author clarifies the debate over the underlying rationale for the nonprofit and voluntary sector's privileged position in America by examining how nonprofits deliver needed services, promote civic engagement, express values and faith, and channel entrepreneurial impulses. He also exposes the difficult policy questions that have emerged as the boundaries between the nonprofit, business, and government sectors have blurred. Focusing on nonprofits' growing dependence on public funding, tendency toward political polarization, often idiosyncratic missions, and increasing commercialism, Peter Frumkin argues that the long-term challenges facing nonprofit organizations will only be solved when they achieve greater balance among their four central functions. By probing foundational thinking as well as emergent ideas, the book is an essential guide for nonprofit novitiates and experts alike who want to understand the issues propelling public debate about the future of their sector. By virtue of its breadth and insight, Frumkin's book will be an invaluable resource for anyone interested in understanding the complex interplay of public purposes and private values that animate nonprofit organizations
  • This concise and illuminating book provides a road map to the evolving conceptual and policy terrain of the nonprofit sector. Drawing on prominent economic, political, and sociological explanations of nonprofit activity, Peter Frumkin focuses on four important functions that have come to define nonprofit organizations. The author clarifies the debate over the underlying rationale for the nonprofit and voluntary sector's privileged position in America by examining how nonprofits deliver needed services, promote civic engagement, express values and faith, and channel entrepreneurial impulses. He also exposes the difficult policy questions that have emerged as the boundaries between the nonprofit, business, and government sectors have blurred. Focusing on nonprofits' growing dependence on public funding, tendency toward political polarization, often idiosyncratic missions, and increasing commercialism, Peter Frumkin argues that the long-term challenges facing nonprofit organizations will only be solved when they achieve greater balance among their four central functions. By probing foundational thinking as well as emergent ideas, the book is an essential guide for nonprofit novitiates and experts alike who want to understand the issues propelling public debate about the future of their sector. By virtue of its breadth and insight, Frumkin's book will be an invaluable resource for anyone interested in understanding the complex interplay of public purposes and private values that animate nonprofit organizations
Label
On being nonprofit : a conceptual and policy primer, Peter Frumkin, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-208) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000486267
Dimensions
25 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
vii, 213 p.
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License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780674007680
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002017227
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000486267
Label
On being nonprofit : a conceptual and policy primer, Peter Frumkin, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-208) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000486267
Dimensions
25 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
vii, 213 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780674007680
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002017227
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000486267

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