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.
Chapter 2: Revising Flat-Earth Maps: The Rest of the Voluntary Nonprofit Sector 33 Numbers of Associations and All ... Cycle Changes 167 Definitions 167 Increasing Complexity in Work Organizations, Including National Associations, With Age.
Increasing Complexity in Work Organizations, Including National Associations, With Age 169 Complexity and the Life Cycle of GAs 171 Causes of Complexity in GAs 173 Alternatives to Complexity in GAs 178 Other Factors Related to the Age ...
This large world of small public benefit organizations, mutual benefit organizations, and unincorporated ... some detail its Nonprofit Almanac, giving and volunteering studies, National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities, and other products.
Perhaps some research funding organizations, such as the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Aspen Institute Nonprofit Sector Research Fund, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Ford Foundation, ...
The National Opinion Research Center (NORC) also has long used a classification of most purposive types of GAs or supralocal associations (Davis and Smith, 1989; Verba and Nie, 1972). Smith (1996) deals with some of my critique and ...
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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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