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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In defining GAs , the grassroots part of the label is not defined narrowly to
indicate only nonprofits seeking sociopolitical change through local citizen action
and participation ( Walker , 1975 ) . GAs are not necessarily the local - level unit
of a ...
There are two related definitions of the VNPS in my theory of voluntary altruism : (
a ) The narrow definition of the VNPS is the sum of all volunteer altruism , all
volunteer action , all volunteers , and all volunteer groups . Thus , the VNPS
Voluntary Nonprofit Sector ( VNPS ) , ix , 11 , 14 - 15 , 27 , 217 - 239 , 250 broad
definition of , 27 broad version of , 27 , 29 definition of , 16 economic measures of
, 55 - 59 employees of , 45 - 48 flat - earth map of . See Maps of the VNPS , flat ...
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The Rest of the Voluntary Nonprofit Sector
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