Defining the Nonprofit Sector: Some Lessons from History

@article{Morris2000DefiningTN,
  title={Defining the Nonprofit Sector: Some Lessons from History},
  author={Susannah Morris},
  journal={Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations},
  year={2000},
  volume={11},
  pages={25-43}
}
This article seeks to establish whether the structural-operational definition of the sector, used by the Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project (JHCNSP), is universal in its applicability. Historical case studies of primary health care and social housing provision in nineteenth-century England demonstrate that the definition cannot accommodate the institutional diversity of earlier periods and does not produce meaningful sectoral distinctions. The structural-operational definition… CONTINUE READING

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