ERIC Number: ED464170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Community Action Agencies and Faith-Based Organizations: A Legacy of Productive Partnerships.
Clark, Robert; Mason, Judy
The National Association of Community Action Agencies (NACAA) surveyed its members nationwide to examine the extent of the Community Action Agency (CAA) network's linkages with faith-based organizations (FBOs). This paper examines the growing role of FBOs in community-based organizations; the Community Action Network and FBOs; the 2001 NACAA survey; and key findings. Many CAAs were originally established by community FBOs. FBOs are involved in governing CAAs. More than two-thirds of respondents have FBOs represented in their board of directors. Nearly all respondents work with nonprofit faith-based affiliate organizations, three-quarters work with individual congregations and houses of worship, and two-thirds collaborate with interfaith alliances and ministerial associations. Nearly two-thirds use FBO volunteers who contribute the equivalent of more than 1 year of a full-time staff member's service. Over half receive cash contributions from FBOs, while two of five CAAs contract with one or more FBO to provide services. Over two in five jointly manage projects with FBOs. Cross-referral of clients occurs universally. Four appendices present examples of Web sites on faith-based initiatives, selected comments from survey responses, the CAA-FBO survey instrument, and survey count by region. (Contains 13 references, 6 tables, and 5 figures.) (SM)
Descriptors: Children, Church Role, Churches, Community Organizations, Low Income Groups, Religious Organizations
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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