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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When there are many committees and many members on each , appointed
leaders probably will constitute most of the leadership supertructure in a GA ,
depending on its size . Underlying such election or appointment to leadership
roles is the ...
In paid - staff VGs , marketing is a more developed leadership function ( Bruce ,
1994 ) . Leader Succession Leader succession often is a major practical problem
in GAs where the leaders are so important . This has been little studied . Current
TABLE 7.1 Comparison of Leadership and Environment in Grassroots
Associations and Paid - Staff Voluntary Groups ... appointed except board
Volunteer leaders Paid leaders Low professionalism Moderate / high
professionalism Higher ...
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