Nonprofit organizations in selected CEE countries: A journey to sustainabilityFree E-book
Nonprofit organizations play an important and irreplaceable role in building a civil society. They are one of the main pillars of democracy and bearers of its principles, which can be used to argue the merits of their own existence and the intensive research of their field both on a theoretical and practical level. Based on an interdisciplinary methodological approach, this scientific monograph shows the role and position of nonprofit organizations in the national economy in selected Central and Eastern European countries. The data used were collected in the course of the authors’ common research, which focuses on the funding of nonprofit organizations, including self-financing and commercialization issues; financial controlling as a tool of nonprofit organizations’ financial management; and nonprofit organizations as bearers of social innovations. Based on the stage of research, we provide data analysis supporting the researched issues in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Austria. Individual chapters contain relevant empirical data from the authors’ own research, vividly illustrating the nonprofit sector in selected CEE countries and its never-ending journey to sustainability, while earning its position, funding, and independence. The monograph describes this journey to sustainability, while examining the challenges and opportunities for nonprofit organizations in achieving a stable marketplace and a strong position in the national economy. The authors hope that this monograph provides a sufficient methodological and theoretical basis for further research and creates a space for discussion in areas beyond the range of the issues within the monograph. It may serve as an inspiration for the theory and practice of nonprofit organizations internationally and as a basis for further scientific activities.