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 ...
... here and in Chapter 1, with more detail on this “round-earth” paradigm in every substantive chapter of the book. ... In essence, I argue in this book that there are many “flat-earth” voluntary nonprofit sector (VNPS) paradigms that ...
I especially appreciate their patience in letting me take the necessary time to do what I thought needed to be done so as to make this book as magnum an opus as I could under the circumstances. PART | TOW/ARD A ROUNDEARTH PARADIGM OF ...
PART | TOW/ARD A ROUNDEARTH PARADIGM OF THE VOLUNTARY NONPROFITSECTOR Introduction Briefly, grassroots associations (GAs) are local volunteer groups. Most Part I - Toward A Round-Earth Paradigm for The Voluntary Nonprofit Sector.
These various attempts at general purposive classification schemes involve a purposive-type flat-earth paradigm, in my view. ... What we need is some “round-earth” research on the major purposive classifications to test their general ...
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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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