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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About 100 million associational volunteers participating in GAs in the United States circa 1990 are potentially ignored as such (Hodgkinson and Weitzman, ...
Most readers will be familiar with at least some of the common types of GAs in the United States such as those noted in the first paragraph of the preface.
Quasi-underground paramilitary “survivalists” have existed in the United States for decades as GAs, mostly in rural areas. They prepare for a final battle ...
145) also roughly fits my own estimates of the 5-to-1 to 10-to-1 ratio of the estimated number of VGs in the United States circa 1990 not listed with the ...
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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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