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Goldsmith, S., Eimicke, W.B. and Pineda, C. (2006)  Faith-based organizations versus their secular counterparts:  a primer for local officials.  Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.  Spring 2006.  Available at:  http://www.innovations.harvard.edu/cache/documents/11120.pdf  (Accessed 14 May 2012) 


Robinson, A. (2011)  Faith-based organizations and government funding – a research note.  Research Paper.  Tearfund.  UK.   Available at:  allaboutmission.org   Download PDF file.


Vanderwoerd, J.R. (2003)  How faith-based social services organizations manage secular pressures associated with government funding.  2003 Spring Research Forum.  The Role of Faith-Based Organizations in the Social Welfare System.  Bethesda, M.D. March 6-7, 2003.  Available at:  (Accessed 21 May 2012)


Others of interest

Agg, C. (2006) Trends in government support for non-governmental organizations.  Is the “golden age” of the NGO behind us?  Civil Society and Social Movements Programme Paper Number 23, June 2006.  United Nations Research Institute for Social Development.   Available at:  http://www.unrisd.org/unrisd/website/document.nsf/8b18431d756b708580256b6400399775/e8bc05c1e4b8ad6fc12571d1002c4f0b/$FILE/Agg.pdf  (Accessed 21 May 2012)


Allen, A. (2011)  Developing an offer to faith based organizations.  Faith based regeneration network UK.   Available at: http://www.fbrn.org.uk/reading/developing-offer-faith-based-organisations-consultation-report (Accessed 10 May 2012)


Bakewell, O., Warren, H. (2009) Sharing faith with donors: does it make a difference?  INTRAC Available at http://www.intrac.org/data/files/resources/147/Sharing-faith-with-donors.pdf (Accessed 12 May 2012)


Cooper, L.D. (2009)  A critical analysis of faith-based organizations as federally funded social service providers.  Dartmouth Law Journal.  Vol. 7, Issue 3.  Fall 2009.  Citation: 7 Dartmouth L.J. 233 2009  Available at:  http://www.dartmouthlawjournal.org/archives.php  (Accessed 14 May 2012)


Dinham, A. and Finneron, D. (2011)  More than measurement: assessing quality through reflection in faith-based social action.  Faiths and Civil Society Unit, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.  Available at: http://www.communitymatters.org.uk/resource/330/More%20Than%20Measurement%20-%20assessing%20quality%20through%20reflection%20in%20faith-based%20social%20action  (Accessed 14 May 2012)


Ferris, E.  (2005) Faith-based and secular humanitarian organizations.  International Review of the Red Cross.  Vol. 87,  No. 858  June 2005.   Available at: http://www.ikrk.org/eng/assets/files/other/irrc_858_ferris.pdf   (Accessed 14 May 2012)


Frumkin, P and Kim, M.T.  (2002)  The effect of government funding on nonprofit administrative efficiency: an empirical test.  Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation.  Kennedy School of Government.  Available at:  http://www.innovations.harvard.edu/cache/documents/26/2600.pdf  (Accessed 14 May 2012) 


Holenstein, A-M. (2005)  Governmental donor agencies and faith-based organizations.   International Review of the Red Cross.  Vol. 87, No. 858, June 2005 p367-373.  Available at:  http://www.icrc.org/eng/assets/files/other/irrc_858_holenstein.pdf  (Accessed 15 May 2012)


Horne, C., Slyke, D.M. van and Johnson, J.L. (2003)  Attitudes toward public funding for faith-based organizations and the potential impact on private giving.  Paper prepared for the 2003 Independent Sector and Rockefeller Institute of Government Spring Research Conference.  Washington D.C.  March 6-7, 2003.  Available at:  (Accessed 15 May 2012)


Hula, R., Jackson-Elmoore, C., and Reese, L.  (2008)  The emerging role of faith-based organizations in the low-income housing market.   In:  Joshi, P., Hawkins, S., and Novey, J. (eds) Compendium of research papers presented at the faith-based and community initiatives conference on research, outcomes, and evaluation .  p103-146.   Available at:  http://aspe.hhs.gov/fbci/comp08/Hula.pdf  (Accessed 15 May 2012) 


James, R. (2009c)  Handle with care: engaging with faith-based organisations in development.  INTRAC.  Pre-print of an article submitted to Development in Practice.  Available at: http://www.intrac.org/data/files/resources/625/Handle-With-Care-Engaging-with-faith-based-organisations.pdf  (Accessed 15 May 2012)


Jang, HS., and Feiock, R.C. (2007)  Public and private funding reliance of nonprofit organizations: implications for interorganizational collaboration.  Forthcoming in Public Productivity and Management Review, December 2007.   Available at:  http://localgov.fsu.edu/publication_files/Collaboration%20Responsiveness%20and%20Financial%20dependency.pdf  (Accessed 16 May 2012)


Kearns, K.P. (2003)  The effects of government funding on management practices in faith-based organizations: propositions for future research.   Public Administration and Management: An Interactive Journal.  p116-134   Available at:  http://www.spaef.com/file.php?id=269  (note – this link will work if you cut and paste it in your browser)  (Accessed 22 May 2012)


Luksetich, W. (2008) Government funding and nonprofit organizations.   Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.  Vol. 37, No. 3, September 2008 p434-442.  Available at:  http://www.thecyberhood.net/documents/papers/government.pdf  (Accessed 16 May 2012) 


Lupa, I.C., and Tuttle, R.W. (2004)  The state of the law 2004: partnerships between governments and faith-based organizations.  The Roundtable on Religion and Social Welfare Policy.  Available at: http://www.rockinst.org/pdf/faith-based_social_services/2004-12-the_state_of_the_law_2004_partnerships_between_government_and_faith-based_organizations.pdf  (Accessed 21 May 2012)


Oakley, N.W. (2006) Wise as serpents?  Can Christian organizations make a claim for “secular” funding without losing their integrity?  Political Theology, 2006, Vol. 7, No.4, p507-525.  Available for purchase at:  http://direct.bl.uk/bld/PlaceOrder.do?UIN=202607674&ETOC=RN&from=searchengine  (Accessed 24 May 2012)


Wrigley, A.  (2011) Who’s afraid of holistic development?  Navigating the interface between faith and development.  Dissertation.  B.A. Development Studies and Study of Religions.  Available at: allaboutmissions.org   Download PDF file.







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