[Webinar] Book Launch – The Nonprofit Sector: A Research Handbook

May 21st, 2020 - 11:00 am to 11:45 am

Online via Zoom Webinar Pacific Time (PDT)

A live discussion with contributing authors from the #NonprofitHandbook in how scholars and practitioners can apply and #TeachNonprofit in their daily practice 

Stanford University Press and Stanford PACS  invite you to join Woody Powell and Patricia Bromley in a wide-ranging discussion about the third edition of The Nonprofit Sector: A Research Handbook, just published by Stanford University Press.  

The Nonprofit Handbook is considered the gold standard textbook for teaching college undergraduates and graduate students about nonprofits and civil society, social innovation, public-private partnerships and much more. As editors of this textbook, Powell and Bromley will lead a conversation with three distinguished contributing authors:

  • Irene Bloemraad, Professor of Sociology and the Thomas Garden Barnes Chair of Canadian Studies, UC Berkeley 
  • Jill Horwitz, Vice Dean for Faculty and Intellectual Life and Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
  • Edward Walker, Professor, Vice Chair, and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Sociology, UCLA

Topics will include:

  • How organizations have responded to COVID-19 challenges in their communities;
  • The increasing role of nonprofits as advocates for causes and their constituents;
  • The rapidly changing environment of people working in nonprofits today; and
  • A close look at the historical trajectory of the American health care system, and its impact on the sector.

Containing 30 new chapters, this volume is an empirical and theoretical assessment of the state of the field. It brings together leading researchers—economists, historians, philosophers, political scientists, and sociologists along with scholars from communication, education, law, management, and policy schools—to investigate the impact of the nonprofit sector.

We encourage you to review the table of contents and chapter abstracts to familiarize yourself with The Handbook prior to the webinar.  You can find more information about and purchase the Nonprofit Handbook at the Stanford University Press website. Discounts are available with the special event code: NonprofitEvent-FM.