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ERIC Number: ED504226
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 56
Abstractor: ERIC
Innovations in Compassion: The Faith-Based and Community Initiative. A Final Report to the Armies of Compassion
The White House
This Final Report prepared by the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives offers an account of President George W. Bush's Faith-Based and Community Initiative (FBCI) to the faith-based and other community organizations (FBCOs) that have joined in the battles against poverty, disease, and other social ills. The report emphasizes measurable results achieved for millions in need across America and around the world through government partnerships with FBCOs, and looks at government reforms and innovations that enabled such partnerships. The report concludes with consideration of the future of the FBCI and the foundation upon which the next generation of government and community leaders can build in the decades to come. "Changing Lives" identifies twelve areas of human need that have been particularly affected through expanded Federal partnerships with faith-based and other frontline nonprofits. The chapter highlights key results across these areas of need with stories revealing the impact of the FBCI for individual organizations and the people they serve. "Transforming Government" explains how reforms led by the FBCI have championed a level playing field for faith-based organizations and reduced barriers to help small FBCOs or those new to partnering with government compete for Federal funds. The chapter also highlights some of the funding models advanced by the FBCI that enable more effective partnerships between government and grassroots nonprofits, such as vouchers, mini-grants, and intermediary model grants. "Strengthening Partners" describes FBCI diverse methods for building the capabilities of nonprofit organizations and those who lead them. These efforts range from technology-based instruction and in-person training events to major investments in capacity-building and technical assistance grants. "Volunteerism and Private Giving" highlights President Bush's efforts to expand volunteer service and private financial support for America's FBCOs. "Taking Root in States and Cities" discusses how the principles of the FBCI are being replicated outside of Washington, as governors and mayors adopt the vision championed by the FBCI as a practical way to engage the challenges faced by their respective communities. (Contains 33 footnotes.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
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