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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And all of these motivations can coexist in the same individual at the same or different times in a given day or week of normal life in modern society. A partly similar but different type of distinction is made by Alexander (1987).
... including many members of the major scholarly associations such as the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (Appendix A) and the International Society for Third 12 TOW A R D A R O UND -EARTH PARADIGM.
Voluntary Action (Appendix A) and the International Society for Third Sector Research. THE MAPMAKING METAPHOR AND THE FLAT-EARTH VNPS PARADIGMS In this book, I argue that there are several cognitive maps in common use by nonprofit ...
In addition, I see as flat-earth paradigms the views that the VNPS is unimportant, that there are only three sectors of society, that money is the key to understanding the VNPS, that one can understand the VNPS only in a distinctive ...
As such, altruism exists in all four main sectors of society. Kendall and Knapp (1995) note recently, in a similar vein, that “voluntarism is, of course, not the preserve of the voluntary sector” (p. 88). As I define it, altruism per se ...
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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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