SAGE Publications, 2000 M05 11 - 342 páginas
Grassroots Associations is a comprehensive review and critique of empirical and theoretical research on grassroots, nonprofit and voluntary organizations.
David Horton Smith examines in depth the distinctive nature and characteristics of a previously under-studied area which includes such groups as Alchoholics Anonymous, community-environmental action committees and church Bible study groups. He addresses: group formation, structure, process, leadership, and life cycle change; effectiveness; the influence such associations have on society; the future of grassroots associations, which he sees as integral to a postmodern society moving towards participatory democracy, self-determinism and individual choice.
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Member benefit paid - staff VGs exist only in relatively small numbers among the
larger paid - staff VGs registered with the IRS , and they usually have weaker
finances . Recall , however , that the IRS ignores perhaps 90 % of VGs , mostly
Hierarchy is low , usually with only two or three levels of members . By contrast ,
most nonassociational VGs tend to have self - replacing boards , board -
appointed executive directors who are chief executive officers , and other
Such paid employees usually are “ off ” on weekday evenings and on weekends .
Thus , the timing of most GA activities usually is opposite that of work
organization activities . This is because the work organization activities are "
primary " in ...
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