By Patrice Flynn, Virginia A. Hodgkinson
One of the key projects dealing with researchers, practitioners, and funders is the improvement of empirical instruments to degree the inherent worthy of nonprofit organisations in addition to the sphere as a complete. well known students current chapters at the cutting-edge of functionality size within the nonprofit zone and search to set up a framework for a long term study time table to spot, quantify, and self-assess these characteristics that make the nonprofit region unique.
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Measuring the Impact of the Nonprofit Sector by Patrice Flynn, Virginia A. Hodgkinson