Faith & Organizations

Reports

Executive Summary, October 2009: Summary of findings from the Maintaining Vital Connections Between Faith Communities and their Nonprofits overview report
    Executive Summary, (14 pages, 89 KB)

Overview Report on Project Findings, October 2009. Maintaining Vital Connections Between Faith Communities and their Nonprofits overview report
    with pictures, (133 pages, 2.5 MB)
    no pictures, (119 pages, 876 KB)

Comparing Strategies to Maintain Connections Between Faith Communities and Organizations Across Religions, January 2010. Detailed description of major findings for each religious group. Volume 2 of the report Maintaining Vital Connections Between Faith Communities and their Nonprofits.
    with pictures, (111 pages, 17 MB)
    no pictures, (102 pages, 832 KB)

Translating Religious Traditions into Service:Lessons from the Faith and Organizations Project,May 2010.
    no pictures, (21 pages, 122 KB).

Reports on each religion (6 reports), January 2010: These shorter reports include the information for each specific religion (Mainline Protestants, Evangelicals, Jews, Catholics, Peace Churches, African American Christians) from the Comparisons Across Religions report, plus some general information on the Maintaining Vital Connections Between Faith Communities and their Nonprofits study. Reports designed for practitioner/faith community audience and include a selected reading list for that religion.

Pilot study executive summary, November 2005: Summary of findings from the project pilot study Connections Between Faith Communities and Their Nonprofits (13 pages, 113 KB)

Pilot Study Final Report, November 2005: Findings from the project pilot study Connections Between Faith Communities and Their Nonprofits (138 pages, 1 MB)

Organizing Faith Based Services (Family and Community Ministries, summer 2007) (PDF) Article discussing two models for organizing faith based social services: Institutional (Catholics, Jews, Muslims) and Congregational (Mainline Protestant, African American Christians, Peace Churches, Evangelicals) using pilot study findings for faith community and faith based organization leaders and researchers (14 pages, 4.1 MB)

Connecting Faith to Works (PDF) (Congregations, Fall 2007). Comparisons across religions using findings from the pilot study. Alban Institute publication for faith communities. (5 pages, 210 KB)