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

More on time, value, and time limits

February 19, 2018

A new report applies a theory of time and value in philanthropy to three real cases, to see how a foundation could decide whether to operate with a limited life, based on the amount and kind of value it hopes to create.


Oct 05

Rip Rapson
President and CEO
The Kresge Foundation