Nonprofits in Urban America


From their experience in nonprofit operations and their understanding of the realities of urban politics, the editors of this wide-ranging volume and their contributors dig into issues seldom explored in the literature. They study the role of nonprofits in local governing coalitions, the potential of nonprofits to replace social welfare programs, their efforts to restructure key elements of the local political process, and the unanticipated internal impacts of the changing roles of nonprofit organizations in the urban community. The result is a compelling argument that to understand life in contemporary American cities, we must take into account the expanding role of nonprofit organizations, their response to increased service demands, and their participation in common efforts to direct policy choices.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Richard C. Hula
  • Steven Rathgeb Smith
  • Peter Eisinger
  • Joseph Cordes
  • Jeffrey R. Henig
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2000


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