Measuring the Impact of the Nonprofit Sector

  • Patrice Flynn
  • Virginia A. Hodgkinson

Part of the Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies book series (NCSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Patrice Flynn, Virginia A. Hodgkinson
      Pages 3-16
  3. Concerns of Measurement and Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-19
    2. Clifford W. Cobb
      Pages 21-32
    3. Melissa M. Stone, Susan Cutcher-Gershenfeld
      Pages 33-57
  4. Civil Society and Governance

  5. Measuring the Impact of Various Subsectors and Special Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-159
    2. Kathleen D. McCarthy
      Pages 161-172
    3. Margaret Jane Wyszomirski
      Pages 199-216
  6. Conclusions

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 291-299

About this book


One of the major tasks facing researchers, practitioners, and funders is the development of empirical tools to measure the inherent worth of nonprofit organizations as well as the sector as a whole. Renowned scholars present chapters on the state of the art of performance measurement in the nonprofit sector and seek to establish a framework for a long-term research agenda to identify, quantify, and self-assess those qualities that make the nonprofit sector unique.


Change Governance Leadership development performance

Editors and affiliations

  • Patrice Flynn
    • 1
  • Virginia A. Hodgkinson
    • 2
  1. 1.Flynn ResearchHarpers FerryUSA
  2. 2.Center for the Study of Voluntary Organizations and ServiceThe Georgetown Public Policy InstituteUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publisher, New York 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-46548-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0533-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2579
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