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Using data from a national survey, this article analyzes the relationship between volunteering and attitudes regarding personal goals, the role and responsibility of government, the charitable responsibility of individuals, and confidence in charitable and noncharitable institutions. It focuses...
The task of identifying nonprofit organizations, voluntary action, and phil anthropy as the principal constituents of a single "sector" within the larger economy, society, and polity has been a central challenge for the multidis ciplinary paradigm that seems to be emerging in this field. The...
Based on a survey of the professed needs of a large sample of volunteer administrators for research and a comprehensive analysis of the topics addressed over an extended period in a leading journal on voluntarism, this article examines the correspondence between the preferences of one group of...
The semiformal organization is identified as a neglected type of voluntary nonprofit organization. It is characterized by having no defined members or by treating as members any participants and by having an informal leadership structure and operation. Data from qualitative and quantitative...
The contribution of board structure and process dynamics to organiza tional and board effectiveness is the focus of this article. Based on data collected from a cross section of Canadian nonprofit organizations, the results show a positive association between the perception of board effec...
This article draws together the findings from a program of research undertaken in the United Kingdom during the decade 1980-1990 ("the Thatcher period"). Using an analytic framework that distinguishes among the activities of agencies, their implicit welfare policies, organizational structures,...
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