Today America's nonprofit sector, long a critically important
part of the nation's social and economic fabric, is more important
than ever. Economic woes and cutbacks in public services have put
additional burdens squarely on the nonprofit sector's shoulders,
exacerbating the sector's longstanding "conflicting multiple
identities" as not-for-profit organizations operating in a
for-profit market economy, relying heavily on volunteers but
expected to meet often-exacting professional standards --part of
the private sector yet serving public purposes.
As Lester Salamon explains in his second edition of "The
Resilient Sector," America's nonprofit organizations are caught in
a force field, buffeted by four rather different impulses
--voluntarism, professionalism, civic activism, and commercialism
--that are pulling it in rather different directions.
Understanding this force field and the factors shaping its
dynamics thus becomes essential to understanding the future of
individual organizations and of the nonprofit sector as a whole. To
date, far too little attention has been paid to these developing
tensions. Salamon explains how and why they developed and how they
interact with one another in the ongoing battle for the soul of
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