Theorizing the Nonprofit Organization

April 25

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

The nonprofit organization is, by comparison to for-profit business organizations, the least theorized business association. It can be approached from a wide variety of theoretical standpoints - law and economics, rational choice theory, philosophical theories of altruism, historical approaches to Western philanthropy, the social theory of charity, and tax economics of subsidy substitution, among others. The purpose of this one-day meeting is to assemble a small group of leading theorists of the nonprofit organization in order to consider the state of theorizing about nonprofit organizations as social and business entities today. (By invitation.)

Contact: Kenneth Anderson, kanders@wcl.american.edu