Some communities have more vibrant nonprofit sectors than others, but not because they need them more. Social welfare organizations often thrive in the richest cities instead of the poorest ones; new performing arts organizations crop up around the corner from old ones. So what is it about a place that helps nonprofits grow? Christopher Marquis, associate professor at Harvard Business School, takes his clues from corporate news: When Boeing moved its headquarters to Chicago, the Art Institute gr…

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