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GRASSROOTS ASSOCIATIONS

Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2000.

This is the first book ever published that (1) reviews the very large recent literature (948 item bibliography; over 2,000 relevant sources consulted) on locally based, all-volunteer or mainly volunteer-led, significantly autonomous, formal nonprofit groups that use the associational form of organization---termed "grassroots associations," and (2) develops a comprehensive, empirically-based theory of local nonprofit organizations/ groups encompassing in separate conceptual sub-sections, both (a) such usually small, low budget, local scope, volunteer-based (grassroots) associations and (b) their contrasting, locally-based but sometimes larger in operational scope, mainly paid-staff based or all paid-staff led, usually higher budget, formal nonprofit organizations---such as nonprofit K-12 schools/colleges/universities, hospitals/hospices, etc.

The volunteer sub-sector includes mainly volunteer/voluntary associations and groups and their associational (including officer and board) volunteers with any territorial level of operational scope, from single buildings (e.g., condominium or tenants' associations) to worldwide scope (e.g., Habitat for Humanity International). The paid-staff sub-sector includes mainly nonprofit organizations where paid-staff do the majority of hours of work for the organization per year. However, even in the paid-staff sub-sector, organizations nonetheless usually include volunteer board members and, in larger organizations, often program service volunteers in a volunteer "department," often called a "volunteer program".



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