Portland-State-University 2022-2023 Bulletin

PA 521 History And Foundations of the Nonprofit Sector

Provides an introduction to the history and development of the private, nonprofit sector in the United States. It explores theories and concepts that describe the social, political, legal, and economic meaning of volunteerism, philanthropy, and the nonprofit sector as a sector separate from government and business. It provides a specific focus on the relationship of nonprofit to government in the delivery of public services within the context of a welfare state.


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