have that enable them to successfully influence policy? To what degree do you think MADD has changed over its history from a grassroots organization to a more institutional stakeholder? How does this change what it does or how it functions?
Grassroots organizations function on a local level and on a wide national level, enabling them to harness energy from a variety of groups which helps maintain their focus and strengthen their membership. MADD has grown in membership over the years; this has allowed them to diversify their program, enlarging their horizons, gain more respect, accomplish more goals, gain more funding.