Capital Research Center (CRC) was established in 1984 to study non-profit organizations, with a special focus on reviving the American traditions of charity, philanthropy, and voluntarism.
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Monthly perspectives from CRC President Terrance Scanlon
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Since the launch of the Great Society programs by President Johnson and Congress in the 1960s, many thousands of nonprofit advocacy groups have emerged, often promoting more government welfare programs in areas once considered the domain of families, charities, neighborhood associations, and other voluntary organizations. The growth of government has increasingly supplanted the voluntary action and community-based problem solving that the great observer of early American society, Alexis de Tocqueville, recognized as a defining feature of our country.
Capital Research Center analyzes organizations that promote the growth of government and identifies viable private alternatives to government regulatory and entitlement programs. Our research forms the basis for a variety of publications.
A monthly newsletter that reports on and analyzes the activities of advocacy organizations.
A monthly newsletter that tracks the increasing activism of labor unions that are trying to achieve through political coalition-building the goals they have failed to achieve at the bargaining table.
A monthly newsletter that examines the grantmaking of private foundations.
Compassion & Culture
A monthly newsletter highlighting the work of small, locally based charities that help the needy.
Bi-monthly audio clips from our Radio America public service announcements as well as the archive of our monthly internet radio show "Organization Watch," can be found here.
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The President's Corner
Insights and commentary from CRC chairman and president, Terrence Scanlon.
Contact information for the Capital Research Center.