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.
Results 1-5 of 89
... one of the relatively few nonprofit scholars who has given serious general attention to the smaller, more informal, often unregistered nonprofit groups.
... or (b) informal volunteers, who have no organizational auspices for their volunteer activity. About 100 million associational volunteers participating ...
Informal versus semiformal versus formalized structure and operations (Smith, Voluntary/uncoerced versus some pressure versus strong pressure/coercion to ...
... that informal or semiformal VGs can be ignored, that religious VGs can be ignored, that only sociodemographic predictors of participation matter, ...
... 1994); . specifically realizing that the degree of formalization of the auspices of the services can vary widely along a continuum, from very informal ...
What people are saying - Write a review
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
About the Author