SAGE Publications, 2000 M05 11 - 360 páginas
This volume explores the world of grassroots organizations and outlines their history while differentiating them from the more familiar paid-staff nonprofit organizations. David Horton Smith, a leading scholar on the nonprofit and voluntary sector, examines the available empirical research on the topic and analyzes the theoretical concepts that have come to define such associations. He affords the reader a complete, detailed description of the nature and characteristics of grassroots organizations, their formation, structure, leadership, life cycle, effectiveness, and their integral role in postmodern societies.
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Contents Key Abbreviations in This Book ix Foreword X Preface xiii PART I: TOWARD AROUND-EARTH PARADIGM FOR THE VOLUNTARY NONPROFITSECTOR Introduction 3 Nonprofit-Type Classifications 4 Chapter 1: Definitions and Metaphors 7 The ...
Past and Future Trends in VG Prevalence Determinants of VG Prevalence Growth Worldwide Expansion of Voluntary Role ... Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action Appendix B: Creating a Local Nonprofit ...
VGs = voluntary groups, which are nonprofit groups or any type, whether GAs or based on paid staff, and whether local, national, or international in scope. To be a VG, a significant proportion of a group's analytical members (regular ...
He founded the principal scholarly group (the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action) and the principal journal (Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly) in the field. This book might well be his ...
Smith is particularly critical of the research work of Independent Sector, discussing in some detail its Nonprofit Almanac, giving and volunteering studies, National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities, and other products.
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Part III Theoretical Paradigms and Conclusions
Chapter 10 FlatEarth Paradigms and a RoundEarth Paradigm Outline
The Advent of Homo Voluntas
Description of the Largely North American Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action
Creating a Local Nonprofit Sampling Frame Including Grassroots Associations An American Example
Methodology of the Smith OneSuburb Study
Chapter 6 Internal Processes
Chapter 7 Leaders and Environments
Chapter 8 Life Cycle Changes
Chapter 9 Impact and Effectiveness
About the Author