The Public Interest

Voluntarism’s New Look

Leslie Lenkowsky

Fall 1989

NO MATTER how they are measured, tax-exempt philanthropic and voluntary organizations are hardly a significant group, even in the United States. Businesses and other for-profit entities vastly outnumber them. Government greatly outspends them in areas of common concern, such as health and education. A relatively small share of the labor force works full-time for them. 

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