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FASTEN Newsletter Archive

January, 2005
Old and New Wisdom for Youth Urban Workers
Attention is riveted on Asia in the wake of the Indian Ocean tsunami. Many people of faith are praying not only for the victims...

Baylor Team Completes National Survey

Networks of Faith Commissions Book

February, 2005
Resources for FBOs Engaged in Substance Abuse Prevention Recovery Programs
A 5th grader in your after-school program tells his tutor that he's concerned about his friend...

New FASTEN Case Study:  Staying in School 


New Toolkit:  Substance Abuse Prevention

March, 2005
A Mega-Church Takes On Urban Problems
Twenty-five years after its founding, the Fellowship Bible Church of Little Rock, Arkansas had proven to be an astounding success...more

Training Event on Prisoner Re-entry Ministry 


New Toolkit:  Substance Abuse Prevention

April, 2005
FASTEN En Espanol
Hispanics of faith are active in serving their communities. In 2003, FASTEN partner Sagamore Faith in Communities conducted a major national survey of Hispanic pastors ...

7 Key Elements of Effective After-School Drug Abuse Prevention Programs

Peer Reviewers Needed at CNCS

May, 2005
Help Us Serve You Better
FASTEN conducted a 'User Satisfaction Survey'.  We received your feedback...

FASTEN Partner Nueva Esperanza in the News

Value of Volunteer Time Increased

June, 2005

Find Free Stuff
FASTEN has launched a new resource--Find Free Stuff'for faith-based nonprofits. This department includes detailed information on:  National Clearinghouses, IT Organizations...more

FASTEN Partners in Transformation Semi-Finalists Selected

Second Round of SpanishTranlastions Launched

July, 2005
Winners in Partners in Transformation Contest Announced
FASTEN has completed a rigorous judging review of applicants to the first-ever 'Partners in Transformation' awards program. The competition was open to...more

FBOs and Human Trafficking

Effective Summer Fundraising Letters

August, 2005
New Publication: Faith Community and Criminal Justice Collaboration: A Collection of Effective Programs

FASTEN partner National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) has just released its new report on effective models of faith community and criminal justice collaboration...more

New Topic:  Ex-offender Reentry Coming Soon

2 New Training Opportunities

September, 2005
Special Essay: Only with Diginity by
Amy Sherman

The image that most haunts me from the hundreds of scenes we have witnessed from New Orleans was that of a white sheet thrown over the body of dead woman in a wheelchair outside the Convention Center ...more

New Feature:  Program Profiles to Educate and Inspire

Conference of Mayors' Faith Based Center Report

Technology Tip: Content Management Systems:  Pros and Cons


October, 2005
New Topic Launched:  Ex-Offender Reentry Programs
Nationwide, roughly two-third of prisoners who are released will end up back behind bars. This problematic recidivism rate speaks volumes about the need for effective ex-offender re-entry programs that can help prisoners integrate successfully into mainstream society....more

Register Your FBO in the Center for Effective Compansion's to "Samaritan Guide"

Practical Fundraising How-To Manual: Now Updated!

Technology Tip:  Website Statistics:  Making Sense





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