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- Switzerland: Defining the Nonprofit Sector (2009)
Comparative Nonprofit Sector Working Paper #46 | Bernd Helmig, Christoph Bärlocher and Georg von Schnurbein
Justifies defining Switzerland’s Third Sector as an institution, despite its heterogeneous nature. Uses a conceptual and historical analysis to define the sector and place it in the context of its relationship with Swiss society and politics and their respective influences. Once defined in the Swiss context, compares and assesses the extent to which the Swiss Third Sector conforms to the internationally accepted structural-operational definition.
- Switzerland: Government Policy and the Nonprofit Sector (2009)
Comparative Nonprofit Sector Working Paper #48 | Michael Nollert and Monica Budowski.
Addresses the political context for nonprofit organizations in Switzerland, the Swiss political context with its particularities of a confederation and of direct democratic instruments that effect the socio-political environment, the characteristics of nonprofit organizations and their influence on politics and policies, and current issues relevant to NPOs.
- Switzerland: Nonprofit Law (2009)
Comparative Nonprofit Sector Working Paper #47 | Dominique Jakob, Roman Huber and Katharina Rauber
Looks into the legal requirements and forms that shape the Swiss nonprofit sector. Emphasizes specifically the legal issues surrounding foundations, religious organizations, and donations. Further addresses taxation and liability concerns, as well as accounting, auditing, and reporting requirements.
- Switzerland: The Swiss Civil Society Sector in a Comparative Perspective (2011)
Produced by the Institute for Research on Management of Associations, Foundations and Cooperatives (VMI), University of Fribourg, this report summarizes the findings of the Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project work in Switzerland. Data is circa 2005.