Nonprofit management education programs have grown dramatically and developed in a variety of ways within universities in the United States over the past three decades. This paper utilizes a conceptual framework of ecology and evolution in a market context to explain these developments and to consider how university-based nonprofit management education may evolve in the future. The demand for nonprofit management education is explained in terms of basic changes in the economic and social environment of nonprofit organizations in the U.S. The emergence, growth, and differentiation of university-based nonprofit management education programs is seen as a supply response to these environmental changes, driven by entrepreneurial forces within a varied university context. The juxtaposition of supply and demand forces enables consideration of how university-based nonprofit management education can evolve to become more useful to society and more secure within the university context in the future.
This paper reviews the context and history of relationships between the non-profit sector and government in the UK. The opening section provides some background information on the nature and structure of the non-profit sector in the UK. Using the field of regeneration programmes as a focus, the paper then charts the changing nature of the relationship between government and the sector over the closing part of the twentieth century. It charts in particular the move from paternalism through service agency and to community governance as the dominating mode of this relationship. The final part of the paper considers the ‘Voluntary Sector Compact’ as an example of this latter mode of relationship. It details the importance of trust, culture and process in such a modal relationship and considers how this might be most effectively implemented in the UK.
This paper examines the agenda-setting function of volunteer organizations through print media in a rural Japanese setting. Based on analysis of two survey instruments and content and qualitative analysis of volunteer-related newspaper articles, the findings suggest that volunteer organizations in the setting examined have not articulated a clear media message, nor do they rigorously address the media-agenda setting potential offered by the local newspaper media.