GOOD FOR THE
SOUL,  GOOD
FOR THE
WHOLE
Resources for funders
faith leaders
congregations and
researchers showing how
community organizing can
strengthen congregations.  
 Link
State of the Field database: Find out more
Building Bridges, Building Power:
Developments in Institution-Based
Community Organizing
Click for a pdf of the initial report


How we effectively counter rising social inequality and the fracturing of communities
and families in the United States?  

In these challenging times, local and national organizations and funders are
increasingly embracing the urgency of building a long-term institutional base for
such efforts. Among the most widespread and sustained efforts to link democratic
engagement to faith-based and secular institutions is the field of institution-based
community organizing (sometimes termed faith-based, congregation-based  or
broad-based).

Interfaith Funders, in collaboration with Dr. Richard Wood (University of New Mexico)
and Brad Fulton (Duke University), shares the findings of a new national census of
all institution-based community organizing efforts in the United States. The study
shows the geographic spread of organizing, its growing influence in state and
national political arenas, and the complex changes occurring in the religious and
racial/ethnic diversity of its institutional base, leadership core, and professional
staff.  

We offer this report as a tool for understanding how this major social movement is
addressing their specific issue areas, geographic focus, and leadership
development interests.
For more information
contact
Interfaith Funders
at gmail.com
720-494-9011
2719 Denver Ave.
Longmont, CO  80503

Interfaith Funders:  A network of faith-based and secular grantmakers working to advance the
field of congregation-based community organizing (CBCO), to strengthen democracy and justice
Building Bridges, Building
Power: How Faith Has
Embraced the Stranger
Blog post with recording and materials from
Sept. 26, 2013 webinar with Grantmakers
Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees.  
Find out how institution-based community
organizing engages immigrant communities and
issues.
Interfaith
Organizing
Initiative
The IOI builds strategic
denominational support
for congregation-based
organizing.   
Find out more

Focus
Minnesota: One
State Twin Cities
Multiple
Perspectives
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Transformative Philanthropy:
Supporting Institution-Based
Community Organizing
Read article in summer 2013 edition
of
Responsive Philanthropy
Explore with us the growth in scope, scale and
impact of organizing, and why funders should
invest in their local IBCOs.
Shelterforce: Organize - A
Decade of Growth. IBCOs tackle
the challenges of the new
millennium at the local, state, and
national level
By Sheila Beachum Bilby
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