Grassroots Associations is a comprehensive review and critique of empirical and theoretical research on grassroots, nonprofit and voluntary organizations.
David Horton Smith examines in depth the distinctive nature and characteristics of a previously under-studied area which includes such groups as Alchoholics Anonymous, community-environmental action committees and church Bible study groups. He addresses: group formation, structure, process, leadership, and life cycle change; effectiveness; the influence such associations have on society; the future of grassroots associations, which he sees as integral to a postmodern society moving towards participatory democracy, self-determinism and individual choice.
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Eugene D . White , Jr . , the first office manager and later executive officer of
AVAS , also was virtually indispensable in helping get AVAS going during the first
few years . More of this history of the field can be found in “ Researching
... examining the white and yellow pages of local telephone directories ; and
talking to initial interviewees about groups they knew in town . As the list of
groups lengthened , I made telephone calls to groups that looked as though they
might be ...
Smith , David H . , Burt R . Baldwin , and Eugene D . White . 1988 . “ The
Nonprofit Sector . ” Pp . 1 . 31 . 15 in The Nonprofit Organization Handbook ,
edited by Tracy D . Connors . New York : McGraw - Hill . Smith , David H . and
Michael Dover ...
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