Faith & Organizations Project

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Faith Communities founded most of the nonprofits in the United States and play a key role in social welfare, health, education and community development today. Clarifying specifically religious aspects of the relationship between founding communities and their organizations and effective best practices are key concerns for faith based organizations and the religions that created them. The Faith and Organization project was created to provide communities, organizations and policy makers with concrete information and targeted materials to address this issue.

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Envisioning Religiously Diverse Partnership Systems among Government, Faith Communities and FBOs

Policy statement for the project and strategies for maintaining connections between faith communities and FBOs, boards, leadership transitions, hiring, volunteers, resources from the faith community, and addressing conflict.

You can download the Comparisons across religions and overview findings from the Maintaining Vital Connections study report. More information, including results from the pilot study, are available on the Reports page.

The project completed a two year initiative focused on Maintaining Vital Connections Between Faith Communities and their Nonprofits in 2011, which will assist faith communities discern the best ways to provide guidance and support to their nonprofits. More information is available here.

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Project Background

Project Background

Project Background

Learn about the background of the Faith & Organizations Project.

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Reports

Reports

Reports

Download reports from the Faith & Organizations Project.

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Connections Study

Connections Study

Connections Study

View the "Maintaining Vital Connections Between Faith Communities and Their Nonprofits" study.

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Links to Participating Sites

Links to Participating Sites

Links to Participating Sites

The Faith and Communities research team thanks these sites for their participation.

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Resources

Resources

Resources

View resources for various constituents.

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