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Birkenstocks & Patchouli
The Past, Present & Future of the
Nonprofit Community
Working Definitions
Nonprofit Organizations
Working Definitions
Sam's Definition
An organization that exists to fulfil a mission
not lucrative enough for the private ...
Working Definitions
๏ Three Sector Society
- Public
- Government
- Private
- Business
- Nonprofit
- Community-Based Organi...
Working Definitions
๏ Tax Codes & Structure
- 501(c)(3) | Charitable
- Habitat For Humanity, Ford Foundation
- 501(c)(4) |...
Working Definitions
๏ Tax Codes & Structure
- Many others - from (c)(1) to (c)(28)
- (13) – Cemeteries, (21) – Black Lung ...
Past
Revolution in 18th
Century
Past
Alexis de Tocqueville
Past
From Then To Now
Present
๏ Numbers
- 1.6 million organizations
- 1.2 million “public serving”
- 400,000 “member serving”
Present
Birkenstocks & Patchouli
Present
Birkenstocks & Patchouli
Present
Community Organizing
Future
๏ Call Back To Roots
- The Foundation of our Nation
- First Fire Department, First Banks, First
Hospitals
- Voice f...
Future
๏ Call For Greater Accountability
- Financial Reporting
- New 990 Forms, Stricter local laws
- Discretionary Donors...
Future
๏ Call For Increased Viability
- Public Awareness
- More Legislative Representation
- State Associations
- National...
Further Exploration
๏ ASU Lodestar Center
- nonprofit.asu.edu
๏ Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
- arizonanonprofits.org
๏ G...
References
๏ Anheier, Helmut K (2005) Nonprofit
Organizations: Theory, Management,
Policy. New York: Routledge
๏ Sargeant,...
Last Thoughts
“The health of a democratic
society may be measured by the
quality of functions performed by
its private cit...
Last Thoughts
"The greatness of America lies not
in being more enlightened than
any other nation, but rather in her
abilit...
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Birkenstocks & Patchouli: The Past, Present, and Future of the Nonprofit Sector - Samuel Richard

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Event: Ignite Phoenix 2
Event Date: October 29th, 2008

Both public opinion and public awareness of the Nonprofit Sector are abysmal. People still think that community organizers have no “actual responsibilities” - and that’s even if they know what community organizers are at all. When someone is told to imagine a nonprofit organization, they most likely see men with copious amounts of facial hair and body odor, or people begging for money with more vigor than the people they are serving. Our proud nation was built on the foundations of voluntary action and community engagement, it’s time for us to start acting like it again.

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Birkenstocks & Patchouli: The Past, Present, and Future of the Nonprofit Sector - Samuel Richard

  1. 1. Birkenstocks & Patchouli The Past, Present & Future of the Nonprofit Community
  2. 2. Working Definitions Nonprofit Organizations
  3. 3. Working Definitions Sam's Definition An organization that exists to fulfil a mission not lucrative enough for the private sector, and not popular or viable enough for the public sector to engage in.
  4. 4. Working Definitions ๏ Three Sector Society - Public - Government - Private - Business - Nonprofit - Community-Based Organizations
  5. 5. Working Definitions ๏ Tax Codes & Structure - 501(c)(3) | Charitable - Habitat For Humanity, Ford Foundation - 501(c)(4) | Special Interest & Lobbying - Move On, National Rifle Association - 501(c)(6) | Professional & Trade - National Football League, AMA
  6. 6. Working Definitions ๏ Tax Codes & Structure - Many others - from (c)(1) to (c)(28) - (13) – Cemeteries, (21) – Black Lung Trusts - PAC – Political Action Committee (Code 527) - Some exist under multiple codes - Planned Parenthood, Arizona Advocacy Network, ACORN
  7. 7. Past Revolution in 18th Century
  8. 8. Past Alexis de Tocqueville
  9. 9. Past From Then To Now
  10. 10. Present ๏ Numbers - 1.6 million organizations - 1.2 million “public serving” - 400,000 “member serving”
  11. 11. Present Birkenstocks & Patchouli
  12. 12. Present Birkenstocks & Patchouli
  13. 13. Present Community Organizing
  14. 14. Future ๏ Call Back To Roots - The Foundation of our Nation - First Fire Department, First Banks, First Hospitals - Voice for the Voiceless - Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Marginalized
  15. 15. Future ๏ Call For Greater Accountability - Financial Reporting - New 990 Forms, Stricter local laws - Discretionary Donors - More information is available via Internet - Donors demand transparency - Discretionary Practitioners - Collaboration vs. Competition
  16. 16. Future ๏ Call For Increased Viability - Public Awareness - More Legislative Representation - State Associations - National Council of Nonprofit Associations - Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest - Capacity Building - Nonprofit Capacity Building Initiative - Education & Professionalization
  17. 17. Further Exploration ๏ ASU Lodestar Center - nonprofit.asu.edu ๏ Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits - arizonanonprofits.org ๏ GuideStar - guidestar.org ๏ Craigslist Foundation - craigslistfoundation.org
  18. 18. References ๏ Anheier, Helmut K (2005) Nonprofit Organizations: Theory, Management, Policy. New York: Routledge ๏ Sargeant, Adrian (2005) Marketing Management for Nonprofit Organizations. New York: Oxford University Press ๏ Collins, Jim (2005) Good To Great and the Social Sectors: A Monograph to Accompany. New York: HarperCollins
  19. 19. Last Thoughts “The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by its private citizens.” Alexis de Tocqueville
  20. 20. Last Thoughts "The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults." Alexis de Tocqueville

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