Social Work Faculty Publications
A National Study of Administrative Practices in Religious Organizations
Social Work and Christianity
This study examined the administrative practices of a national random sample of 773 religious organizations. Results indicated consistent use of some administrative practices such as policies/procedures (bylaws, mission statements, and finance policies) and sporadic use of other administrative practices such as fundraising, staff training, record keeping, and evaluation. Social workers are encouraged to understand administrative practices, examine how they contribute to the culture of organizations, and influence the role of evaluation when seeking to collaborate with religious organizations.
Administrative, organization, practice, religious, social work
Yancey, Gaynor; Rogers, Robin K.; Singletary, Jon; and Sherr, Michael E., "A National Study of Administrative Practices in Religious Organizations" (2009). Social Work Faculty Publications. 36.