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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A further implication is that even the paid - staff VG maps that are published by
Independent Sector in the Nonprofit Almanac ( e . g . , Hodgkinson and Weitzman
, 1996b ; Hodgkinson et al . , 1992 ) are seriously misleading , omitting large ...
Estimates 7T and 8T constitute a round - earth VNPS map and a flat - earth VNPS
map , respectively , of the numbers of ... But inclusion of GAs is the key difference
between the two types of maps , with attention also given to the substantial ...
maps lacking very many GAs ( e . g . , Gronbjerg , Kimmick , and Salamon , 1985 ,
for the Chicago area ; Salamon , Altschuler , and Myllyluoma , 1990 , for the
Baltimore , Maryland , area ) . Few maps ( if any ) trying to portray all nonprofits in
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