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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Past and Future Trends in VG Prevalence Determinants of VG Prevalence Growth Worldwide Expansion of Voluntary Role Choices in the Future, Especially in Postindustrial Societies The Voluntary Century and Volunteer Millennium: The Advent ...
David Horton Smith has studied and written about voluntary associations for more than 30 years. He founded the principal scholarly group (the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action) and the principal ...
An interesting contribution is Smith's attention in passing to socially deviant associations such as the Ku Klux ... to a huge amount of research and theory, from many academic disciplines and professions, on voluntary associations.
All are what many sociologists for decades have called voluntary associations. I choose to call them grassroots associations (GAs) to emphasize that I am concerned centrally here with voluntary associations that are local in scope, ...
The field of nonprofit and voluntary action research (or “nonprofit research”) generally has come a long way during the past 25 years or so since it was “aggregated” by the Association of Voluntary Action Scholars as the forerunner 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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