Wise Economic Decision Making: Implications from Nonprofit Research

On March 17, 2017, NCNE hosted a successful inaugural event at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University in preparation of the release of the second edition of the Handbook of Research on Nonprofit Economics and Management, since published by Edward Elgar in 2017.

This event gathered top scholars and experts to Cleveland for conversations with leaders and supporters of local and national nonprofit organizations, on a spectrum of critical topics including income and program diversification, pricing of services, capital formation, risk management, social enterprise, outsourcing, franchising, labor compensation, social accounting, performance assessment, tax policies, labor compensation, and regulatory strategy and policy.

Nonprofit economics scholars Dennis Young and Bruce Seaman, along with their research colleagues, and local nonprofit leaders, explored themes from the second edition of the Handbook of Research on Nonprofit Economics and Management, which features the works of nearly 50 international nonprofit scholars. Nonprofit organizations are a growing, dynamic and critical part of modern market economies in democratic countries. The Handbook explores the frontiers of knowledge at the intersection of economics and the management of these organizations, including the role, structure and behavior of private, nonprofit organizations as economic units and their participation in markets and systems of public service delivery, strategies for efficient management, implications of public policies affecting nonprofits, and cutting edge questions for future research.  Conference panelists discussed income and asset management, market participation, and the public policy environment of the contemporary nonprofit sector.

The conference was hosted by the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University in partnership with Business Volunteers Unlimited, the National Center on Nonprofit Enterprise, and Edward Elgar Publishing, and supported with the generosity of local sponsors.

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