Course Syllabus Focus
Course Syllabus Institution
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.