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Faith-Philanthropy Collaboration

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Faith-Philanthropy Collaboration

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United Way Mass Bay and the Faith & Action Initiative: This case study from the Harvard Executive Session on Faith-Based and Community Approaches to Urban Revitalization examines the partnership between the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and a variety of FBOs working with inner-city youth.
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Toolkit for Private Funders: This toolkit provides a valuable “conversation” useful for both private funders and faith-based organizations to understand better how each perceives the other and what can be done to partner together most effectively. Bottom line: What have we learned to date about collaboration?
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Philanthropy & Faith: An Introduction: Throughout the United States, faith-based organizations offer community services of all kinds. This document examines several partnerships between faith-based communities and private funders, including an initiative addressing juvenile crime in Boston. Interviews with faith-based organizations and foundation executives in other cities provide additional insights. Intended primarily for the private philanthropic community, the document will also be useful for criminal justice practitioners and community and local policymakers.
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Toolkit for Private Funders

United Way Mass Bay and the Faith & Action Initiative