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  • America’s Nonprofit Sector: A Primer. Second Edition (1999)
    ISBN 0-8795-4801-0 | Lester M. Salamon. Used extensively in university courses on the nonprofit sector, this volume discusses the basic scope, structure, operation, and role of the nonprofit sector in the U.S. Places the sector into context in relation to government and the business sector and shows how the position of the nonprofit sector has changed over time. An updated third edition of this book is scheduled for publication in 2011. This download contains information from the cover of the book, as well as the table of contents. The full volume is available for purchase from Amazon.

  • America’s Nonprofit Sector: A Primer. Third Edition (2012)
    ISBN 978-1-59542-360-3 | Lester M. Salamon. This third edition of the America's Nonprofit Sector series, which is used extensively in university courses on the nonprofit sector, updates the discussion of the scope, structure, operation, and role of the nonprofit sector in the U.S.; places the sector into context in relation to the U.S. government and the business sectors as well as the nonprofit sectors in other countries around the world; examines the changing state of the sector over time and looks ahead in light of today's challenges. This download contains information from the cover of the book, as well as the table of contents. The full volume is available for purchase from the Foundation Center or Amazon.

  • Cross-border Philanthropy: An Exploratory study of International Giving in the United Kingdom, United States, Germany, and Japan (2000)
    ISBN 1-8593-4123-3 | Helmut K. Anheier and Regina List, Eds. Produced by the Charities Aid Foundation, this volume systematically explores the ways charitable funding flows from one country to another. Using four country case studies (U.K., U.S., Germany, and Japan), maps types of cross-border flows by type of donor and purpose. This download contains information from the cover of the book, as well as the table of contents. This book is currently out of print.

  • Defining the Nonprofit Sector: A Cross-National Analysis (1997)
    ISBN 0-7190-4902-4 | Lester M. Salamon and Helmut K. Anheier, Eds. Establishes the building blocks for a common definition and a common classification of the nonprofit sector internationally while still recognizing the extraordinary diversity of nonprofits around the world. Covers Brazil, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Sweden, Thailand, the U.K., and the U.S. This download contains information from the cover of the book, as well as the table of contents. The full volume is available for purchase from Amazon.

  • Explaining Civil Society Development: A Social Origins Approach flyer (2017)
    Flyer and table of contents for Explaining Civil Society Development: A Social Origins Approach from Johns Hopkins University Press by Lester M. Salamon, S. Wojciech Sokolowski, Megan A. Haddock, and Associates (published August 22, 2017). The book is available for purchase from Amazon or Johns Hopkins University Press.

  • Global Civil Society: An Overview (2003)
    Summarizes the basic empirical results of the latest phase of the Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project, a major effort to document the scope, structure, financing, and role of the nonprofit sector around the world, and to explain the resulting patterns. These results are reported more fully in Global Civil Society: Dimensions of the Nonprofit Sector, Volume 2.

  • Global Civil Society: Dimensions of the Nonprofit Sector, Volume 1 (1999)
    ISBN 1-886333-42-4 | Lester M. Salamon, Helmut K. Anheier, Regina List, Stefan Toepler, S. Wojciech Sokolowski, and Associates. Resulting from the Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project, this volume presents a comprehensive country-by-country analysis of the scope, size, composition, and financing of the civil society sector in 22 countries around the world. The full text is available for download here; also available for purchase at Amazon.

  • Global Civil Society: Dimensions of the Nonprofit Sector, Volume 2 (2004)
    ISBN 1-56549-184-X | Lester M. Salamon, S. Wojciech Sokolowski, and Associates. Resulting from the Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project, this second volume of the Global Civil Society series continues our comprehensive country-by-country analysis of the scope, size, composition, and financing of the civil society sector in 22 countries around the world. This download contains the table of contents and introductory chapter; the full volume is available for purchase in paperback and Kindle editions at Amazon. See also: 36-Country Data Tables.

  • Holding the Center: America’s Nonprofit Sector at a Crossroads (1997)
    ISBN 1-8863-3327-0 | Lester M. Salamon. Published by the Foundation Center, this volume explores the challenges confronting the American nonprofit sector and suggests some steps that could be taken to renew the sector and reinvigorate its popular base. This download contains information from the cover of the book, as well as the table of contents. The full volume is available for purchase from Amazon.

  • New Frontiers of Philanthropy & Leverage for Good Flyer (2014)
    Flyer for two newly published books from Oxford University Press: New Frontiers of Philanthropy: A Guide to the New Tools and Actors that are reshaping Global Philanthropy and Social Investment, edited by Lester M. Salamon (published June 11, 2014), and Leverage for Good: An Introduction to the New Frontiers of Philanthropy and Social Investing, by Lester M. Salamon (published April 2014). Both books are available for purchase from Amazon or Oxford University Press. Leverage for Good is also available in Japanese from Minerva Publishing and Chinese from < href="https://www.amazon.cn/%E6%92%AC%E5%8A%A8%E5%85%AC%E7%9B%8A-%E6%85%88%E5%96%84%E5%92%8C%E7%A4%BE%E4%BC%9A%E6%8A%95%E8%B5%84%E6%96%B0%E5%89%8D%E6%B2%BF%E5%AF%BC%E8%AE%BA-%E8%8E%B1%E6%96%AF%E7%89%B9-M-%E8%90%A8%E6%8B%89%E8%92%99/dp/B074BL9RVC/" TARGET="_blank">Social Sciences Academy Press (China).

  • Outsourcing-Lessons from Abroad (Chinese, 2009)
    Leon E. Irish, Lester M. Salamon, and Karla W. Simon This study aims to provide the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MoCA) of the People’s Republic of China an overview of international experience with the use of direct and indirect, consumer and producer side instruments for engaging civil society organizations in the delivery of government-financed social and human services. The discussion in the report falls into three major parts. Part I offers an overview of the scale of the civil society sector globally and of the extent and patterns of government support for it. Against this backdrop, Part II then examines in more detail the experience of particular countries with government-nonprofit cooperation with respect to outsourcing social services. Finally, based on these experiences, the final part offers some suggestions for the Government of China as it seeks to fashion a workable relationship with the emerging Chinese CSO sector. This is the Chinese language version; also available in English.

  • Outsourcing-Lessons from Abroad (English, 2009)
    Leon E. Irish, Lester M. Salamon, and Karla W. Simon This study aims to provide the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MoCA) of the People’s Republic of China an overview of international experience with the use of direct and indirect, consumer and producer side instruments for engaging civil society organizations in the delivery of government-financed social and human services. The discussion in the report falls into three major parts. Part I offers an overview of the scale of the civil society sector globally and of the extent and patterns of government support for it. Against this backdrop, Part II then examines in more detail the experience of particular countries with government-nonprofit cooperation with respect to outsourcing social services. Finally, based on these experiences, the final part offers some suggestions for the Government of China as it seeks to fashion a workable relationship with the emerging Chinese CSO sector. Also available in Chinese.

  • Partners in Public Service: Government-Nonprofit Relations in the Modern Welfare State (1995)
    ISBN 0-8018-4963-2 | Lester M. Salamon. Discusses the theoretical basis of government/nonprofit cooperation, shows why government came to rely on nonprofit groups to administer public programs, documents the scope of the resulting partnership in the U.S., and explores the expanding scope of government-nonprofit collaboration at the international level. This download contains information from the cover of the book, as well as the table of contents. The full volume is available for purchase from Amazon.

  • Policy Tools and Government Performance (2002)
    Summarizes the proceedings of a 2002 conference, co-sponsored by the U.S. General Accounting Office, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, and the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies, which examined the implications of new of tools of public action for government performance in the United States. The conference was designed to acquaint both policy scholars and practitioners with these alternative tools, and with the "tools approach" that focuses attention on them, and to establish an agenda for future action that might improve the operation of public programs by sensitizing policy makers and policy administrators to the distinctive features and operating demands of the various tools that public programs embody.

  • Private Action/Public Good: Maryland’s Nonprofit Sector in a Time of Change – Executive Summary (1997)
    Lester M. Salamon. Produced in cooperation with the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations, this document describes the size and scope of the nonprofit sector in Maryland, what nonprofits do, the sector’s impact on the economy, and trends in staffing, usage of volunteers, fundraising, and management.

  • Rethinking Corporate Social Engagement: Lessons from Latin America (2010)
    ISBN 978-1-56549-314-8; 978-1-56549-313-1 | Lester M. Salamon. Assesses the reality behind the “corporate social engagement (CSE)” hype in Latin America. Challenges the “MBA approach” that has dominated much of the thinking about CSE globally as inadequate for a region like Latin America and posits an alternative “corporate social engagement pyramid” as a framework for assessing CSE. Reports that many advanced Latin American companies have moved fairly far up this pyramid in ways that hold lessons for corporations everywhere. Offers a constructive critique of received wisdom about CSE and a roadmap that companies and civil society organizations in other regions can follow. This book can be ordered from Amazon or Kumarian Press.

  • The Emerging Sector: An Overview (1996)
    ISBN 0-7190-4871-0 | Lester M. Salamon and Helmut K. Anheier. Features an expanded discussion of the initial implementation of the Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project. Discusses the increasingly influential role played by nonprofit organizations in the economies and societies of countries throughout the world. Offers an international overview of the scope, structure, financing and role of the nonprofit sector and features a comparative summary of the findings of individual empirical analyses into the nonprofit sectors in 12 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Japan, Brazil, Ghana, Egypt, Thailand and India. Explores the global scale of the sector, its sources of revenue, and differences between the countries analyzed and assesses how well-equipped nonprofit organizations are to respond to the shift towards voluntarism and away from government in many societies, and they identifies the key issues such organizations need to address in the future, such as coming to terms with globalization. This download contains information from the cover of the book, as well as the table of contents. The full volume is available for purchase from Amazon.

  • The International Guide to Nonprofit Law (1997)
    ISBN 0-4710-5518-2 | Lester M. Salamon and Stefan Toepler. A comprehensive reference to nonprofit laws and regulations in 22 countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, and United States. Issues covered for each country include basic nonprofit law, types of organizations, internal management controls, taxation, business income, lobbying, reporting requirements, employee/board compensation and benefits, international activity and general trends. This download contains information from the cover of the book. The full volume is available for purchase from Amazon.

  • The Nonprofit Sector in the Developing World (1998)
    ISBN 0-7190-5386-2 | Lester M. Salamon and Helmut K. Anheier, Eds. Examines the upsurge of organized private, nonprofit activity in the countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America and the important role these organizations can play in the processes of economic and political change. Presents research on the nonprofit sector in Brazil, Ghana, Egypt, India, and Thailand. This download contains information from the cover of the book, as well as the table of contents. The full volume is available for purchase from Amazon.

  • The Resilient Sector Revisited: The New Challenge to Nonprofit America. Second Edition (2015)
    ISBN 978-0-8157-2454-4 | Lester M. Salamon. This second edition of The Resilient Sector provides a wealth of new data to paint a compelling picture of an important set of American institutions buffeted by a withering set of challenges, yet still finding ways to survive and prosper. Operating in an increasingly competitive environment in which traditional sources of government and philanthropic support have proved difficult to expand, U.S. nonprofits have turned decisively, and successfully, to the market. But this survival strategy has put at risk many of the very features that make nonprofits so valuable. To reduce these risks, Salamon recommends a “renewal strategy” for the nation’s nonprofit sector that begins with a clearer articulation and application of the sector’s “value proposition.” This download contains the flyer and table of contents for The Resilient Sector Revisited, published by the Brookings Institution Press. The full volume is available for order from Amazon and Brookings in hard copy and e-reader editions.

  • The Resilient Sector: The State of Nonprofit America (2003)
    ISBN 0-8157-7679-9 | Lester M. Salamon. Offers an updated overview of the state of health of America's nonprofit organizations, which have shown remarkable resilience in recent years in the face of a variety of difficult challenges, significantly re-engineering themselves in the process. Discusses how this very resilience now poses risks for the sector's continued ability to perform the tasks that we have long expected of it. This download contains information from the cover of the book, as well as the table of contents. The full volume is available for purchase from Amazon.

  • The State of Nonprofit America (2002)
    ISBN 0-8157-0624-3 | Lester M. Salamon, Ed. Summarizes critical opportunities and challenges for the nonprofit sector in the U.S., examines each of the sector’s major fields, and assesses important cross-cutting trends and issues. It provides a basic sourcebook for sector leaders, the press, public officials, and citizens concerned about the future of America’s nonprofit sector and eager to understand the forces affecting it. This download contains information from the cover of the book, including a brief overview from the publisher. The full volume is available for purchase at Amazon.

  • The State of Nonprofit America, Second Edition (2012)
    ISBN 978-0-8157-0330-3 | Lester M. Salamon, Ed. This is the second edition of The State of Nonprofit America examines the forces at work on the U.S. nonprofit sector – voluntarism, professionalism, civic activism, and commercialism – and the tensions among these impulses. In the second edition of an immensely successful volume, Lester Salamon and his colleagues offer an overview of the current state of America’s nonprofit sector, examining the forces that are shaping its future and identifying the changes that might be needed. This edition has been completely revised and updated to reflect changing political realities and the punishing economic climate currently battering the nonprofit sector, which faces significant financial challenges during a time when its services are needed more than ever. This download contains the flyer for the book, and the table of contents. A sample chapter and ordering information are available at Brookings Press.

  • The Tools of Government: A Guide to the New Governance (2002)
    ISBN 0-19-513665-9 | Edited by Lester M. Salamon. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2002). Examines the emerging tools of public action and the implications they have for public management and policy design. An Overview chapter outlines the "new governance" concept and relates it to prior approaches to public management. Subsequent chapters then examine each of the major tools. A concluding section explores the implications of the "new governance" for accountability, management, and democratic control. This download includes the Table of Contents and the Introductory chapter. The full book is available in hardback, Kindle, and rental editions at Amazon.

  • Tools of Government Workbook #1: Social Regulation
    These "workbooks" illustrate the operating mechanics of some of the major tools of government action as described through the The Tools of Government: A Guide to the New Governance. This workbook includes original source documents that illustrate the operation of a government program that embodies social regulation as a tool of government. It is designed to help the reader better understand the process for implementing and managing a regulatory program involving social or environmental regulation.


 

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