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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Crude methodological equivalents of Galileo ' s early telescope such as IRS
records do not show them to be present . If there are nearly 3 . 0 million of this
one type of GA out there , then how many more millions of other , probably more ...
know that counting all or most VNPS employees as truly part of the sector
probably is overcounting . Many paid - staff VGs are run mainly like businesses
and essentially use tax exemption as what critics term tax avoidance , although
they tend ...
I argue that such GA charismatic leaders , and probably national ones , tend to be
more extreme on most of the same dimensions of the active - effective character
model that predict higher member participation in general ( Smith , 1994a ) .
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The Rest of the Voluntary Nonprofit Sector
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