Why is the nonprofit sector growing?

| March 8, 2017

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David Schachter, Assistant Dean (Student Affairs) and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Administration, Scott Fritzen, Associate Dean (Academic Affairs) and Visiting Professor of Public Policy), and Toni Harris, Director, Career Services and Alumni Relations at NYU Wagner, explain the current growth of the nonprofit sector and its career opportunities.

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In 1936, a small group of alumni, friends, and members of the Indiana University community founded the IU Foundation to fulfill a dream of educational opportunity for all. A not-for-profit corporation, IUF is dedicated to maximizing private sector support for IU. State appropriations provide less than a third of IU’s operating budget, so private gifts are vital to keeping an IU education both exceptional and affordable.

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In 1936, a small group of alumni, friends, and members of the Indiana University community founded the IU Foundation to fulfill a dream of educational opportunity for all. A not-for-profit corporation, IUF is dedicated to maximizing private sector support for IU. State appropriations provide less than a third of IU’s operating budget, so private gifts are vital to keeping an IU education both exceptional and affordable.

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