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.
For example, I know of a choral society with a paid music director and a paid half-time assistant as well as 30 to 40 unpaid singers, a 10-person volunteer board, some program volunteers, and so on. This is technically a paidstaff ...
This paradigm emphasizes (a) volunteers in service volunteer programs, which are nonautonomous “volunteer departments” of work organizations, or (b) informal volunteers, who have no organizational auspices for their volunteer activity.
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 ...
Broadening Boulding's (1973) concept to include gifts of volunteer time makes his concept of the economy of love applicable ... These are manifested in GAs and their volunteers as well as by volunteers in service programs run by work ...
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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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