Defining the Nonprofit Sector

Defining the Nonprofit Sector

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The growth of the non-profit, voluntary or third sector has been widely recognized throughout the world. This text seeks to provide a definition and a common classification of the non-profit sector, while recognizing the great diversity of voluntarism internationally. The remainder of the text is devoted to country-by-country definitions of the sector in 13 representative states from the developed, developing and post-socialist worlds. Among the countries covered are: USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan, India, Brazil, Egypt and Hungary. The study demonstrates that the division of societies into public and private is too simplistic, and that a third sector with its own characteristic features and dynamics has already emerged as a powerful force in the global economy.... religious organizations such as the Ram Krishna Mission which mix welfare with development in their project orientation. ... Under the Income Tax Act of 1961 , the taxable income of a partnership firm is between 3 percent and 24 percent of its ... office of the society; manner, criteria, and procedure for enrolling and removing various categories of members; rights, ... for democratization, the author contends from his observations that this democratic process is not applicable to certainanbsp;...

Title:Defining the Nonprofit Sector
Author: Lester M. Salamon, Helmut K. Anheier
Publisher:Manchester University Press - 1997-01

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