The legacy of the American plantation system of the Antebellum South is frequently examined for its influence on American government. However, we do not discuss at length its influence on philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. We attempt to address this shortcoming by contextualizing the plantation narrative within the nonprofit sector. We then pose and start to answer three questions to provide a path forward for the sector to address current and future challenges. We conclude with a personal narrative in which we grapple with some of these questions.
- critical praxis
- nonprofit theory
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Business and International Management
- Sociology and Political Science
- Public Administration
- Strategy and Management