During this time of decreased public funding, faith-based organizations are in greater demand to provide essential human services. This timely collection of essays outlines the challenges to be met, and offers specific advice for increasing effectiveness while remaining true to your mission. A must-read for directors, board members, and volunteers. 305 pages, hardcover from Jossey-Bass.
Given the increased pressures and higher demand on social-service organizations, faith-based providers must find ways to increase their effectiveness while maintaining their religious distinctiveness. Serving Those in Need provides practical answers for those engaged in the delivery of human and social services. The editor and contributors draw from their deep commitment to faith, from a sense that religion plays a powerfully important role in people's lives and in our public life. For those who view service to others as a means of realizing their faith, this book will be tremendously useful.
EDWARD L. QUEEN currently directs the Islamic Society of North America's fellowships in nonprofit management and governance. He previously served as director of the religion and philanthropy project at the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy and as a program officer at Lilly Endowment, Inc.
"With government at all levels initiating collaborations with religious organizations, there could hardly be a more timely or useful book for board members and volunteers of faith-based social service providers. This important volume highlights the challenges such providers face and offers specific, useful advice for meeting those challenges while remaining true to the provider's religious mission." (Sheila Suess Kennedy, assistant professor, law and public policy, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis)
"While this book deals primarily with Christian organizations, the principles used by faith-based organizations are essentially the same. Anyone involved with the management or leadership of a Muslim nonprofit organization should read this book." (Shariq A. Siddiqui, director, community development and fundraising, Islamic Society of North America)