In March 2013, the Ohio Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (GOFBCI) sponsored a request for proposals for a multifaceted research study on the social service activities and financing of the state’s nonprofit organizations (NPOs) and houses of worship (HOWs). Titled the Comprehensive Mapping Project of Ohio's Faith-Based and Community Non-Profits, the initiative was based on the GOFBCI’s conviction that Ohio’s faith- based and nonprofit communities are enormous sources of social and fiscal benefit to the citizens of Ohio, yet they often remain underappreciated in terms of the practical value they generate— primarily due to the lack of research to quantify that impact. Since the GOFBCI is committed to promoting faith-based and nonprofit community policy and practice solutions—and specifically to supporting the development of local community collaborative efforts to solve problems—it commissioned this research to glean insight on how to amplify the nonprofit assets of the State and optimally identify and position the effective partnering role of good government.

In March 2013, the Ohio Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (GOFBCI) sponsored a request for proposals for a multifaceted research study on the social service activities and financing of the state’s nonprofit organizations (NPOs) and houses of worship (HOWs). Titled the Comprehensive Mapping Project of Ohio's Faith-Based and Community Non-Profits, the initiative was based on the GOFBCI’s conviction that Ohio’s faith- based and nonprofit communities are enormous sources of social and fiscal benefit to the citizens of Ohio, yet they often remain underappreciated in terms of the practical value they generate— primarily due to the lack of research to quantify that impact. Since the GOFBCI is committed to promoting faith-based and nonprofit community policy and practice solutions—and specifically to supporting the development of local community collaborative efforts to solve problems—it commissioned this research to glean insight on how to amplify the nonprofit assets of the State and optimally identify and position the effective partnering role of good government.

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