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By David Horton Smith

This reference paintings defines greater than 1,200 phrases and ideas which were came across beneficial in prior study and idea at the nonprofit area. The entries replicate the significance of institutions, citizen participation, philanthropy, voluntary motion, nonprofit administration, volunteer management, rest, and political actions of nonprofits. in addition they mirror a priority for the broader diversity of important basic techniques in concept and study that undergo at the nonprofit quarter and its manifestations within the usa and in different places. This dictionary offers a few of the useful foundational paintings at the highway towards a normal idea of the nonprofit zone.

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Knoke (1993, passim) explores the political economies of a sample of national associations in America. Schwartz and Pharr (2003, passim) examine and describe associations in Japan. Blair (1994, passim) reviews the history of women’s amateur arts associations in America, 1890–1930. Ross (1976, passim) describes voluntary associations in history, from preliterate societies through modern times. See also books on many other types of associations or on associations generally, such as Aldrich (1995), Barrett (1999), Carter (1961), Charles (1993), Clarke (1993), Couto (1999), Delgado (1986), Ferree and Martin (1995), Fisher (1994), Gamwell (1984), Halpern and Levin (1996), Jones (1999), Kaufman (2002), Kloppenborg and Wilson (1996), Krause (1996), Macleod (1983), McKenzie (1994), Ornstein (1913/1963), Pennock and Chapman (1969), Pugliese (1986), Putnam (2000), Rauch (1995), Robertson (1966), Rosenblum (1998), Ross and Wheeler (1971), Sanyal (1980), Scott (1991), Sills (1957), Smith and Freedman (1972), Smith (1973, 1974), Smith and Elkin (1981), Van Deth (1997), and Wuthnow (1994, 1998).

Org. See also United Way block association: neighborhood *group or *organization founded to enhance neighborhood support systems, facilitate exercise of political skills relative to *community problems, and thereby improve quality of the local living environment (Unger and Wandersman 1983:291–292). board chair: head of the *board of directors of a *nonprofit group. Typically the first or second most powerful person in the group (the other being the *executive director, if there is one). Zander (1993:53–63) offers a range of suggestions for board chair to facilitate discussion at meetings.

See donor benefactory: an organized *network of social relations, with an authentic organizational identity and set of identifiable *beneficiaries. Classified as one of three types: intrinsic benefactories (such as *self-help groups and other *member benefit organizations), extrinsic benefactories (*organizations whose beneficiaries are primarily external to the organizations), and mixed benefactories (organizations with a mix of intrinsic and extrinsic benefactions, such as most religious *congregations) (Lohmann 2001:170–171).

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