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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1-30 ) reported that there were an estimated 89.2 million such volunteers or 47.7
% of adults . No indication is given of how many volunteers were program
volunteers in paid - staff nonprofits versus associational volunteers in GAs .
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would be needed to determine the percentage of associational volunteering time
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