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- Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project Methodology
The Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project sought to develop a common base of data about a similar set of “nonprofit” or “voluntary” institutions in a disparate set of countries. This required that we resolve five critical methodological and conceptual challenges including selection of a set of differing countries for testing theories; clearly defining what was meant by “nonprofit” or “voluntary” organizations; development of a classification scheme; identification the most meaningful aspects of these organizations to focus on for data-gathering purposes; and devising a way to collect reliable data on these aspects in a cost-efficient fashion. This document describes how the Center went about these tasks and provides more detail on the actual sources of data used in various countries.
- 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: 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.
- Netherlands: Chapter 7 in Global Civil Society, Volume 1 (English, 1999)
Chapter 7 of Global Civil Society: Dimensions of the Nonprofit Sector, Volume 1. Resulting from the second stage of the Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project, this chapter analyses the scope, size, composition, and financing of the civil society sector in the Netherlands. Data is circa 1995.
- Netherlands: Chapter 7 in Global Civil Society, Volume 1 (Español, 1999)
Capítulo 7 de la La Sociedad Civil Global: Las dimensiones del sector no lucrativo, Volumen 1. Como resultado de la segunda etapa de la Johns Hopkins Proyecto Comparativo del Sector sin Fines de Lucro, en este capítulo se analiza el alcance, tamaño, composición, y la financiación del sector de la sociedad civil en los Países Bajos. Los datos son alrededor de 1995.
- Netherlands: Defining the Nonprofit Sector (1997)
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.
- Netherlands: History of the Nonprofit Sector (1999)
Comparative Nonprofit Sector Working Paper #35 | Vic Veldheer and Ary Burger. Traces the roots of the Dutch nonprofit sector and its development, as well as the social and legal origins that help to classify the nonprofit sector in the Netherlands. Describes the impact of government behavior on the development of the sector and isolates particular areas of the nonprofit sector for impact analysis.
- Netherlands: UN Handbook test report and data (2001)
From November 2000 to July 2001, a draft version of the UN Handbook on Nonprofit Institutions in the System of National Accounts was tested in 11 countries, which varied in their level of development. This document captures the Dutch experience during this test implementation.
- Netherlands: Workforce, expenditures, and revenue data (1995)
Adapted from Lester M. Salamon, S. Wojciech Sokolowski, and Associates, Global Civil Society: Dimensions of the Nonprofit Sector, Volume Two (Bloomfied, CT: Kumarian Press, 2004). Data circa 1995.
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