Thursday, January 13, 2011

Managing a nonprofit boom | Philadelphia Inquirer | 01/11/2011

Managing a nonprofit boom | Philadelphia Inquirer | 01/11/2011: "As the Nonprofit Center at La Salle University enters its 30th year of service to the Delaware Valley, the linchpin of the nonprofit sector remains what it was three decades ago: passion. The millions of Americans who serve nonprofits do so out of fervent belief in a mission.

Beyond that constant, however, we are struck by the magnitude of change over the past 30 years. The number of human services, arts and culture, community, health, philanthropic, and civic nonprofits has nearly doubled to close to two million, with much of that growth happening in the last 15 years. This has fostered a richer nonprofit sector serving a much more diverse range of populations and missions. For example, instead of a mere handful of local arts and culture opportunities, Philadelphians can choose from a tapestry of hundreds today."

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