By David Horton Smith

This reference paintings defines greater than 1,200 phrases and ideas which were came upon helpful in earlier examine and thought at the nonprofit area. The entries replicate the significance of institutions, citizen participation, philanthropy, voluntary motion, nonprofit administration, volunteer management, rest, and political actions of nonprofits. additionally they mirror a priority for the broader variety of beneficial normal recommendations in idea and study that undergo at the nonprofit region and its manifestations within the usa and in different places. This dictionary offers many of the helpful foundational paintings at the highway towards a basic idea of the nonprofit quarter.

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See also service benevolence: 1. disposition to do good, to be kind, generous, or charitable toward humankind. 2. act of doing good, of being kind, generous, or charitable toward someone or toward a group. Stonebraker (2003, passim) found that the proportion of overall benevolence payments sent to synodical and national Protestant church bodies in the United States is falling. See also altruism bequest: *gift made available through a will upon a *donor’s death. Pammer (2000, passim), using a sample of wills, studied bequest patterns in eighteenth-century central Europe to find, for example, that testators usually select as recipients of their bequest either their spouse or their children, but not both.

See articles of organization articles of organization: document that creates a *nonprofit group. ” (b) In unincorporated groups referred to as “constitution,” if present. (c) In trusts, referred to as “trust agreement” or “declaration of trust” (Hopkins 2001:315). 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 commune alternative federated fund. See federated fund, alternative alternative institution. See institution, alternative alternative service agency. See agency, alternative service altruism: an attitude of disinterested concern for the *welfare (sense 1) of others outside an individual’s family, expressed by this person, or by a *nonprofit group, in giving money, *goods, time, or other property to 18 altruism, relative increase the welfare of those others. Altruism is often expressed at some *sacrifice to the giver or *donor.

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