The thousands of organizations that comprise America's private nonprofit sector represent a national treasure. Yet serious pressures are altering the playing field on which nonprofits operate, and many are responding in ways that may undermine their popular support. The State of Nonprofit America provides a basic sourcebook for sector leaders, the press, public officials, and citizens concerned about the future of America's nonprofit sector and eager to understand the forces affecting it.
Lester M. Salamon is the director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies. He has written or edited more than twenty books on the nonprofit sector and the tools of government, including The Resilient Sector: The State of Nonprofit America (Brookings, 2003), Rethinking Corporate Social Engagement (Kumarian, 2010), and America's Nonprofit Sector: A Primer, 3rd ed. (The Foundation Center, 2012).