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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Adjust sampling ratios to try to include roughly equal numbers of paid - staff
nonprofits and GAs , based on nonprofit names . 3 . Do very brief screening
interviews or mail questionnaires with random nonprofits to further identify GAs
and paid ...
71 ) of paid staff or more for a nonprofit to be a paid - staff VG , especially when
concentrated in a single individual . The more refined criterion is for a volunteer
VG to have 50 % or more of its “ work ” ( activity ) hours performed in a given year
The Paid - Staff VG Flat - Earth Paradigm This view largely ignores volunteer
nonprofits of all types including GAs , supralocal volunteer groups , and their ... It
argues implicitly or explicitly that mainly paid work , usually by full - time
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The Rest of the Voluntary Nonprofit Sector
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