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Race, Class, Gender, Faith & Nonprofit Funding Bias

This presentation examines funding biases of nonprofits across race, class, gender and faith. Research shows that while 52.4% of those in poverty in the USA are people of color, only 16.5% of nonprofits are led by people of color, and only 3% of foundation funding goes toward organizations that are led by people of color. Feel free to share this on your Blog or Website using the embed code link at the bottom right of the presentation. Post any comments or questions below after logging in.

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A Beginner's Guide to Understanding Poverty in America

Do you really understand the economic crisis in America?  This webcast by Andrew Sears, TechMission's Executive Director, provides a beginner's guide to understanding poverty in America and what can be done about it. Please forward this to friends who might want to learn about poverty and social justice.

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Sun Valley Youth Center: Summer Programming (Tiffany Peterson 09-10)

Member Name: Tiffany Peterson

Service Site: Sun Valley Youth Center

Site Location: Aurora, CO

Project Description:

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Life in Christ Cathedral of Faith and Media Presbyterian Church: Forging an Urban-Suburban Partnership

Life in Christ Cathedral of Faith and Media Presbyterian Church: Forging an Urban-Suburban Partnership

For thirteen years, inner-city pastor Dickie Robbins prayed for a cross-cultural partnership. He participated in several joint church projects, but each one fell through. In one case, he befriended a white pastor who offered to help Life in Christ start a food ministry. The partnership ended, however, when the member of the Anglo church who coordinated the program died, and the person's church stopped supporting the ministry. The partnership had never become central to that church's vision.
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Processing the Community Study Report


Many churches that undertake a community assessment do the study, write the report, file
the report, and forget about the report. But a community study is not information for
information's sake; it is gathered for the purpose of equipping the church to share the good
news of the gospel in word and deed. Keep this goal in mind. If you allow your study
committee to get bogged down in statistics or overwhelmed with details, you will end up
with "paralysis of analysis."

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Why Partner?

Why Partner?

Partnerships are risky. Partnerships take energy and time. It may not be easy to look
past the challenges of organizing your own congregation for ministry to see the potential
in collaborating with others. Nor is it always easy to adjust to a partnering agency’s different
methods and priorities. Is the effort worth it?

Few churches can carry out effective holistic ministry without entering into some
form of partnership. The attached documents describes that this is true for seven practical reasons and three theological reasons.

Why Me?

Life is unfair. Why can't I get what I want? If I only had... I need... Why me? Sound familiar? I think we all get that way from time to time. I catch myself saying it all the time. But, as much as I say it, do I realize what God has given me? Can I even begin to count my blessings?Read more

Suburban/Urban Partnerships Volunteers

Charles L Dick Jr
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Joshua Kammerer
Christian, Attends Church Regularly