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What has the grassroots been doing with their youtube ("grasstubes") channels for the last 3-4 years?  Who are the grassroots?  Starting ...
What has the grassroots been doing with their youtube ("grasstubes") channels for the last 3-4 years?  Who are the grassroots?  Starting with 58 organizations that use the idea of grassroots on their websites, we made the assumption that these organizations may "be" grassroots and they may have another relationship with the grassroots, like "serving" it or "using" "grassroots" tools.  Some may mean something when they use the term grassroots, while others may just use it facetiously or meaninglessly.  Nonetheless, this channel is an exploration of all the grasstubes uploaded by these grassroots related organizations.  G&SM is a project of GrassrootsCafe, and is created to explore the deeper meaning of the idea of grassroots.  We hope that you enjoy the history of grasstubes over the last four years!  What do you mean when you say grassroots?

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After all that, the punch line, as of late February is a March first deadline for the completion of an excessively complex application for federal matching funds to qualify as an Intermediary organization (serving the grassroots?) (with a diverse portfolio of grassroots organizations), that uses a good change theory, based on experimental and quasi-experimental research, and non-experimental theory - The Four Cores and the Social Innovation Fund -http://www.nationalservice.gov/about/serveamerica/innovat...
in a field that has an aversion to the concept of "experimentation" (for good reasons). "Change" not meaning "new," but meaning "has a provable impact," which could be new. I'm interested to see what organizations become these intermediaries to the grassroots. With only five percent of people believing that they have received federal stimulus, with trust in both government and corporations low, and with people turning inward and to personal (informal economy) ways of helping one another, (Civic Health Index 2009) it should be interesting to see if trust goes up as the perception of actually getting some help through the grassroots-serving nonprofits increases. I believe this will have to do more with the nonprofits that are selected, and their behavior in the near future with regard to the key organizational/administrative indicators that I have determined match people's common expectations around the meaning of grassroots.
After all that, the punch line, as of late February is a March first deadline for the completion of an excessively complex application for federal matching funds to qualify as an Intermediary organization (serving the grassroots?) (with a diverse ...
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