Need examples of formal organizations with grassroots community origins
October 4, 2021 6:04 PM Subscribe
I am researching how grassroots communities grow up and become real when new demands are placed on them. Two examples might be the Linux Foundation (originally a student computing project) or the League Of American Bicyclists (19th c. advocates for good roads). I am interested in organizations that form in spite of their grassroots counterparts, for example when a community organization resists the needs of its new members and they circumvent it to form something larger and more organized. What are examples of such counter-orgs?