A fraternal organization is an organization that represents the relationship between its members as akin to brotherhood. There is a great deal of overlap between the terms Friendly Society and fraternal organization. Most mystical organizations are also fraternal. An organization is a formal group of people with one or more shared goals. ... A friendly society (sometimes called a mutual society or fraternal organization) is a mutual association for insurance-like purposes, and often, especially in the past, serving ceremonial and friendship purposes also. ...
Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.) (Order of the Temple of the East, or the Order of Oriental Templars) is an international fraternal and religious organization. ... the Square and Compasses Freemasonry is a worldwide fraternal organization. ... The Rosicrucian Order, Ancient Mystical Order Rosæ Crucis (AMORC) is a worldwide mystical, Rosicrucian, educational, humanitarian and fraternal organization founded by Harve Spencer Lewis in 1915. ... A Service club is a type of voluntary organization where members meet regularly for social outings and to perform charitable works either by direct hands-on efforts or by raising money for other organisations. ... International General Civitan Jaycees (Junior Chamber of Commerce) Kiwanis Lions Clubs International Optimist International Red Cross Rotary International Ruritan Samaritans Woodsmen of the World Masonry Freemasonry Scottish Rite York Rite Shriners Masonic Youth Organizations Fraternal Forestry Ancient Order of Foresters Ancient Order of United Workmen Independent Order of Foresters Australia... While the terms fraternity and sorority may be used to describe any number of social and charitable organizations, including the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, International and the Shriners, fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students in the United States and Canada, though... A charitable trust is a trust organized to serve private or public charitable purposes. ... The Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus is a male-only organization dedicated to the study and preservation of the history of California, in particular the history of the Mother Lode and gold mining regions of the state. ...
Survey of Fraternal History and Ritual in Mill Valley, CA (http://mill-valley.freemasonry.biz/marin-fraternities.htm)
Complete listing of all secret society, fraternal organizations and fraternal orders with abbreviations, with slogans and mottoes (http://www.exonumia.com/art/society.htm)
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Organisations are studied by researchers from several disciplines: sociology, economics, political science, psychology, engineering, etc. The area is commonly refered to as organisation theory, organisational behaviour or organisation analysis.
organisations which are legal entities: government, international organisation, non-governmental organisation, armed forces, corporation, partnership, charity, not-for-profit corporation, cooperative, university.
organisation studies also includes research efforts to inform the effective management of organisations, and addresses organisational culture, organisational learning and managing change as major factors affecting organisational effectiveness, beyond the basics of organisational structure.
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