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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Increasing Complexity in Work Organizations, Including National ... as a Whole 246 The Role of Volunteer Groups in Society 248 The New Social Scientific ...
Hence, they are one important form of nonprofit group. VGs = voluntary groups, which are nonprofit groups or any type, whether GAs or based on paid staff, ...
... attention to the smaller, more informal, often unregistered nonprofit groups. ... a 10-person volunteer board, some program volunteers, and so on.
What do the following groups have in common: an Alcoholics Anonymous local ... In very rough terms, GAs and supralocal volunteer groups have less than one ...
most important to ask and answer about GAs as groups and sometimes ... In essence, I argue in this book that there are many “flat-earth” voluntary nonprofit ...
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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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