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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244 Using a Balanced Round-Earth Paradigm of the VNPS 245 One Contrarian Conclusion: No Financial Crisis for the VNPS as a Whole 246 The Role of Volunteer Groups in Society 248 The New Social Scientific Discipline of Voluntary Action ...
Smith is one of the relatively few nonprofit scholars who has given serious general attention to the smaller, more informal, often unregistered nonprofit groups. He criticizes people who, in their passion for “bigness and brightness,” ...
To do this, one must actually use a substantial number of analytical type classifications on a broad sample of nonprofits, including GAs, comparing their utility with the alternative use of purposive types in finding important ...
... a housing development (McKenzie, 1994), a neighborhood (Davies, 1966; Milofsky and Romo, 1988), a community (Milofsky, 1988a), or a somewhat larger local area such as a metropolitan area or one or two adjacent counties (Lincoln, ...
one-person dictatorship cults, rotating credit associations, and others. A nonprofit might have more than one of these structural features at the same time and might vary in structure over time. Thus, I focus on only one form of ...
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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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