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.
The scholarly discipline of economics is likely to still be around for the ... and other relevant economic phenomena of the business sector among humankind, ...
These are partly economic and partly social GAs. • A village improvement GA in Bolivia, with some help from a French development assistance paid-staff ...
Sketching the nature of the nonprofit sector (NPS) in a book more than 25 years ago, Boulding (1973) presented two alternative economies to the usual market ...
But in the “economy of love” or charity, the philanthropic economy, the transfer also is unequal because the donor/giver loses material wealth, ...
... maintain, or enhance the net satisfaction (or economic “utility”) and, hence, as an attempt to help; e. the “target of benefits” (Gamson, ...
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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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