Philanthropy and the National Park Service

Philanthropy and the National Park Service

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As the National Park Service prepares for its centennial in 2016, this book provides an in-depth analysis of the role of philanthropy in national parks, with a focus on non-profit organizations known as friends groups and cooperating associations. Providing a historical review of partnerships through the lifetime of the NPS, up to a contemporary analysis of the legal and organizational framework under which non-profit philanthropic partners operate, Jacqueline Vaughn and Hanna J. Cortner explore the challenges the National Park Service faces in dealing with non-profit partners. Based on personal interviews with more than 50 non-profit leaders and National Park Service staff, financial data, and comprehensive site visits, Vaughn and Cortner offer a unique and informative view of the landscape in which philanthropy groups succeed - and sometimes fail.Some corporate partnerships have drawn the ire of national park supporters, such as the December 2010 announcement by the NPF that it was ... Outstanding Trails Program (as in off-road vehicle trails) to promote the Xplore Adventure Series FJ Cruiser National Parks Edition. The Toyota sport utility vehicle, with aftermarket kit-packaging (sold to consumers after the vehicle is purchased) that brings theanbsp;...

Title:Philanthropy and the National Park Service
Author:Jacqueline Vaughn, Hanna J. Cortner
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2013-11-26


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