AMERICAN NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS – A PICTURE FROM THE TIME OF CRISIS

Joanna Hernik

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/OeC.2011.018

Abstract


Non profit organizations play important role in every democratic country. Their role is even bigger when given economy has to cope with different problems, because organizations support these spheres of social life that are neglected by the state. In this paper condition of American non profit sector between 2006 and 2009 is discussed. As a result of conducted analysis of The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University reports and information from The Internal Revenue Service it turns that, despite the crisis time, non profit organizations are in good shape. It is connected with a big engagement of almost the whole American society that supports organizations in financial way as well as giving time and work. Such big social support non profit organizations stems both from conviction, that this is a pattern of real American society, and from beneficial tax solutions.

Keywords


economic downturn; nongovernmental organizations; professionalization of the non profit sector; civil society; tax deduction; voluntary service

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