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The foundation of the We Care America is the commitment of it's staff and members to work for the benefit of the poor and hurting through local, regional and national faith-based and community initiatives. Resources include: accessing resources, sharing best practices, mobilizing volunteers, engaging in advocacy and public policy that benefit the poor and hurting.

GuideStar provides a current data-base of non-profits organizations information regarding operations, finances, etc.
Its purpose is to facilitate communication between grantmakers and grantseekers by making public records filed by grantmakers available for public view. Unlike individual or corporate tax returns, Federal tax returns filed by non-profit organizations such as private foundations and charitable trusts are public records.
Online resources to assist nonprofits in developing and strengthening marketing,
advocacy, accountability, board governance, financial management, fundraising, etc.

The Foundation Center
Founded in 1956, the Center is the nation's leading authority on philanthropy and is dedicated to serving grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media and the general public.

Division of Volunteerism
Arkansas’ Department of Human Services Division of Volunteerism (DOV), the oldest state office of volunteerism in the nation, strives to promote the faith-based and community initiative centers through capacity-building in these organizations. Capacity-building is accomplished through technical assistance and training and by assistance provided by area representatives.

Arkansas Transitional Employment Board The mission of the Arkansas Transitional Employment Assistance (TEA) Board is to identify, facilitate, and actively support vibrant, flexible, effective partnerships that fully utilize and engage the resources of government, business, faith-based, and community organizations in order to empower Arkansas' TEA recipients and low-income families to achieve long term self-sufficiency and improved quality of life.

The White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
The goal of the White House Office is to make sure that faith-based and community organizations can compete on an equal footing for federal dollars, receive greater private support, and face fewer bureaucratic barriers.

Federal Centers for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
As a part of the implementation of the President’s Faith-Based Initiative, the Department of Education, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, the Justice Department, and the Labor Department, each house a center for faith-based and community initiatives. You can access each center from the following site.

The Center for Public Justice
The CPJ provides up-to-date information about and analysis of Charitable Choice and the President’s Faith-Based Initiative.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
The aim of the HUD Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives is to
engage faith-based and other community-based organizations in HUD's
mission. We are committed to helping fulfill President Bush's vision of
mobilizing the armies of compassion to strengthen America's communities.
This site allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies.

UALR- Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management
Welcome to the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management, a new interdisciplinary program created specifically for executives, directors, and managers of nonprofit organizations.

APAC- Certified Volunteer Manager Program (CVM)
The Arkansas Public Administration Consortium sponsors a nationally recognized Certified Volunteer Manager Program (CVM) designed for administrators, directors, managers, and coordinators of volunteers and volunteer programs.

Needs Assessment of Arkansas Faith-Based - PDF
Community Capacity to Provide Social Services by Dr. Marsha Guffey, UALR,
Institute of Government.

Monthly funding opportunities presented by the Arkansas Department of Health and the Arkansas Southern Rural Access Program.

FASTEN Faith and Service Technical Education Network (FASTEN)
FASTEN's mission is to strengthen and support faith-based social services.