Institutional Setting for Nonprofit/Philanthropic Economics

Course Syllabus Focus

Civil Society
Philanthropic Foundations

Course Syllabus Institution

Indiana University
Steinberg, Richard

The course provides a broad overview of nonprofit institutions and philanthropic practices, along with a discussion of available data sources on each. We discuss the size and scope of nonprofit organizations, revenue and cost structures, governance practices, regulation and taxation, and relations between nonprofit organizations, for-profit firms, and government agencies. Then we look at patterns of philanthropy—who gives, to what, and in what form—and public policies that affect giving behaviors.

Blog Posts

Start Spreadin’ the News

October 3, 2018

The Charles H. Revson Foundation and six philanthropic partners this week launched a new local news outlet in America’s largest city.


Nov 14

Join Professor Joel Fleishman and the Executive Vice President for Program at the Ford Foundation, Hilary Pennington - for the Foundation Impact Re