The Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy

Course Syllabus Focus

Philanthropic Foundations
Social Sector
O'Neill, Michael

This is a foundation course, examining the origins and societal role of private nonprofit organizations, including their historical, social, political, economic, cultural, and ideological importance in the U.S. and beyond. Current trends in the nonprofit sector and projections for the future are analyzed.

Blog Posts

American Democracy: Time for Intensive Care

February 15, 2017

The head of the Hewlett Foundation provides a tour d’horizon of American political dysfunction — and envisions a long and difficult therapy to bring it back to health. 


Oct 05

Rip Rapson
President and CEO
The Kresge Foundation