Netherlands: Defining the Nonprofit Sector (1997) « CNP Working Papers « Comparative Nonprofit Sector Publications « International Publications « Downloads
|Date posted||January 1, 1997|
|Categories||CNP Working Papers, Comparative Nonprofit Sector Publications, International Publications|
Comparative Nonprofit Sector Working Paper #23 | Ary Burger, Paul Dekker, Tymen van der Ploeg, and Wino van Veen.
Reviews the historical and legal background as well as the treatment and definition of the nonprofit sector in the Netherlands. Explains that the nonprofit sector is not a defined term in Dutch and that it is viewed with more of a legal emphasis in organizations that focus on health, culture, arts and social services. Emphasizes the historical background of the development of the nonprofit sector in the Netherlands by explaining the pillarization process and the subsequent closeness of ties between the government and nonprofit sector.