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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He claims that recent attention to large, visible “paid-staff nonprofits”— universities, hospitals, cultural organizations, and social service agencies such as the YMCA, the Salvation Army, and Catholic Charities—ignores perhaps 90% of ...
This large world of small public benefit organizations, mutual benefit organizations, and unincorporated associations has ... He also criticizes the nonprofit academic centers for giving too much attention to paid-staff nonprofits and ...
I would quibble with some of the categorization; it seems to me that Smith tends to “over-separate” paid-staff nonprofits and GAs, whereas the reality often is quite mixed. For example, I know of a choral society with a paid music ...
most important to ask and answer about GAs as groups and sometimes organizations (formal groups). ... example of a flat-earth paradigm among mainstream VNPS scholars existing today is the paid-staff nonprofit flat-earth VNPS paradigm.
This could be true for paid-staff nonprofit leaders as well as GA leaders because research on GAs has some significant implications for paid-staff nonprofits, especially with regard to volunteer programs located in work organizations ...
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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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