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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It does not even have the term “ associations ” ( or “ clubs ” ) in its subject index ,
although nonprofit organizations are mentioned on one page and voluntary
organizations are mentioned on seven pages of the text , according to the subject
The Church as a Formal Voluntary Organization . ” Pp . 81 ... Oligarchy in
Fraternal Organizations : A Study in Organizational Leadership . ... State , Market
, Third Sector : Problems of Organizational Choice in the Delivery of Public
The Volunteers : Means and Ends in a National Organization . Glencoe , IL ... The
Tax Treatment of Nonprofit Organizations : A Review of Federal and State
Policies . ... Goals , Environmental Pressures , and Organizational Characteristics
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Definitions and Metaphors
The Rest of the Voluntary Nonprofit Sector
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