This volume explores the world of grassroots organizations and outlines their history while differentiating them from the more familiar paid-staff nonprofit organizations. David Horton Smith, a leading scholar on the nonprofit and voluntary sector, examines the available empirical research on the topic and analyzes the theoretical concepts that have come to define such associations. He affords the reader a complete, detailed description of the nature and characteristics of grassroots organizations, their formation, structure, leadership, life cycle, effectiveness, and their integral role in postmodern societies.
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... the International Classification of Non-Profit Organizations (ICNPO) (Salamon and Anheier, 1992b), and the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code ...
Space limitations preclude my reviewing all of them (but see, e.g., Kendall and Knapp, 1995; Kramer, 1987; Lohmann, 1992; Salamon, 1992; Salamon and Anheier ...
... 1973; Bremner, 1960; Humphreys, 1995, Jordan, 1960, Salamon, 1992, p. 5). Such scholars take a more traditional, narrower, and idealized approach, ...
... Bremner, 1960; Humphreys, 1995, Jordan, 1960, Nielsen, 1979; Salamon and Anheier, 1992a); 1(b), as a specification of Element 1(a), the provider-entity ...
... and self-help groups as well as the usual nonmember benefit groups (O'Neill, 1989, 1994; Powell, 1994; Salamon, 1992; Salamon and Anheier, 1992a; Smith, ...
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Part III Theoretical Paradigms and Conclusions
Chapter 10 FlatEarth Paradigms and a RoundEarth Paradigm Outline
The Advent of Homo Voluntas
Description of the Largely North American Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action
Creating a Local Nonprofit Sampling Frame Including Grassroots Associations An American Example
Methodology of the Smith OneSuburb Study
Chapter 6 Internal Processes
Chapter 7 Leaders and Environments
Chapter 8 Life Cycle Changes
Chapter 9 Impact and Effectiveness
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