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By David Horton Smith

This reference paintings defines greater than 1,200 phrases and ideas which have been came upon worthy in previous learn and idea at the nonprofit area. The entries mirror the significance of institutions, citizen participation, philanthropy, voluntary motion, nonprofit administration, volunteer management, relaxation, and political actions of nonprofits. additionally they replicate a priority for the broader diversity of worthy normal options in conception and learn that undergo at the nonprofit area and its manifestations within the usa and somewhere else. This dictionary provides the various invaluable foundational paintings at the highway towards a basic concept of the nonprofit zone.

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Zander (1993:53–63) offers a range of suggestions for board chair to facilitate discussion at meetings. board member: *member of a *board of directors or *board of trustees. Bright (2001, passim) examined the relationship between board member *commitment and two outcome variables particularly relevant to members themselves: overall board performance and organizational citizenship behavior. board of directors in nonprofits: highest *policy-making and administrative unit in American *nonprofit groups.

One form of *sodality in preliterate societies. Stewart (1977) gives a classic statement on age-group systems in preliterate societies. agency. See nonprofit agency agency, alternative service: *nonprofit group that offers, in a new and different way, particular services related to health or well-being and intended to help a particular category of client (cf. Perlmutter 1988b, passim). Such agencies tend to spring up when traditional agencies are unable, or unwilling, to deliver the needed services.

Burwell 1995). charitable choice: title of a federal government provision in the United States permitting faith-based providers (*faith-based organization) of *social services to apply for public *funding for the work they do for the general public. Ebaugh and colleagues (2003, passim) found in a survey of faith-based and secular providers that 80 percent of the former use religious imagery of some kind in their public documents. charitable contribution tax deduction: if a *donation is made with *donative intent to a *qualified donee, it is usually eligible for a tax deduction if the donor itemizes deductions on an annual federal income tax return (Fishman and Schwarz 2000:867).

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