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The Nonprofit FAQ: History

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A Classified List of Key Texts
Prepared by a former student at the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy.
Approaches to the History of Nonprofits
Approaches to documenting and understanding the history of nonprofits in the US by two well-known scholars.
How has the federal law governing nonprofit organizations developed?
Bruce Hopkins, an attorney and author who specializes in nonprofit law, provided a summary to the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means for an April 20, 2005, hearing.
Is there a difference between 'nonprofit' and 'not-for-profit'?
Both terms are frequently used and frequently seen. There is no firmly established distinction, though some people have strong preferences between them.
Key Texts for Understanding Nonprofits
Compiled from email discussions of the topic.