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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Chonaikai or formal neighborhood organizations (GAs) in Tokyo collect dues from most residents and arrange many local activities as well as helping to mediate between the neighborhood and the city government on specific proposals ...
GAS are distinctive among volunteer nonprofits in having a relatively small local scope (i.e., locally based) in terms of some combination of member residences, member workplaces, or the territorial scope of group activities and goals ...
After that, I define both volunteers and VGs simultaneously, seeing their cumulative activities as individual versus group voluntary action in some time period, based causally on voluntary altruism. This is different from all other ...
... concerns in a variety of life activity areas such as to “love thy neighbor generally”; to have compassion for and share available resources with the less fortunate; to support a church, mosque, or temple and its activities; ...
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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
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