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Shaping the Future by Searching the Past: Ten Lessons from the History of American Nonprofits

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Presenter: Michael O’Neill

Subject: Community Building, Nonprofit Management, Social Entrepreneurship

Presented in: 2009

Nonprofit leaders can learn much from the 400-year history of what we now call “the nonprofit sector” in America. Philanthropy and nonprofits have powerfully shaped American life and history. This session draws 10 lessons from this history that nonprofits and other organizations that work alongside them can use in building the future and the community.