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By David Horton Smith

This reference paintings defines greater than 1,200 phrases and ideas which were came upon worthwhile in prior study and idea at the nonprofit quarter. The entries mirror the significance of institutions, citizen participation, philanthropy, voluntary motion, nonprofit administration, volunteer management, relaxation, and political actions of nonprofits. in addition they mirror a priority for the broader diversity of important basic options in thought and learn that undergo at the nonprofit zone and its manifestations within the usa and in different places. This dictionary offers the various important foundational paintings at the street towards a common conception of the nonprofit area.

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Jeannotte (2003, passim) observes that investments in cultural capital, as in acquiring and learning about high culture, are linked to the propensity to *volunteer. The term is associated with the work of Pierre Bourdieu (1977). capital, financial. , stocks, real estate) as a donation to a *qualified donee and deduct the fair market value of the donation, even if the property was acquired for a much lower price (Fishman and Schwarz 2000:911). This usually results in significant tax savings over the giving of cash or non-longterm gain property.

Capital, psychosocial leadership: ability of a *leader to generate *commitment and activity from *members of a *nonprofit group to give expression to certain important beliefs and values held by both the leader and the members (Smith 2000:58). capital, social: connections among individuals, as manifested in social networks, trustworthiness, acts motivated by the norm of *reciprocity, and the like. , natural resources, *financial resources) to emphasize that human groups of all kinds also benefit from and advance their interests according to the salutary interconnectivity of their members.

Asset in nonprofits: an item of property belonging to a *nonprofit group. Most such groups have financial assets generated from *revenues (often modest, Smith 2000:119) and rather few, if any, fixed assets such as land, buildings, or large machinery. See also resource association: a relatively formally structured *nonprofit group that depends mainly on *volunteer *members for *participation and activity and that primarily seeks *member benefits, even if it may also seek some *public benefits. This type of association, frequently referred to as a “voluntary association” (see classic discussion in Smith and Freedman 1972), is the most common nonprofit in the United States (Smith 2000:41–42).

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