UA Little Rock Scholars Study Nonprofits to Facilitate Collaboration There are more than 14,000 nonprofit organizations in the State of Arkansas. And, as in many states, tighter budgets, fewer donors, and more competition has made serving those in need more difficult in recent years. But Arkansas has an asset that few other states have: a very religious population. According … [Read more...] about Nonprofits and Congregations, a Natural Partnership
What It Means
Whether their congregation is a few dozen or a few thousand, every congregation leader would like to see worship service attendance grow. In 2018, the Little Rock Congregations Study surveyed 111 congregation leaders from diverse religious traditions across Little Rock. We asked them whether, in the past two years, they had seen their average weekly attendance increase, … [Read more...] about What Do Growing Congregations Do Differently?
Anyone who has ever helped organize a church potluck knows that running a congregation takes a lot of volunteer hours. One of the most interesting findings to emerge from the research of the Little Rock Congregations Study came when we looked at the subject of volunteering. In 2016, we asked nearly 1,500 congregants at 17 places of worship in Little Rock how many hours a … [Read more...] about Creating a Culture of Service
The Little Rock Congregations Study is an ongoing research project that aims to deliver meaningful and relevant results to the citizens of Little Rock and the broader community. You can find a categorized list of all our findings on the “What We Found” page. On this page, you will find a little more discussion and analysis as we try to explain our findings and why they … [Read more...] about Explaining Our Findings
Maps are a great way to display information. They can enable you to see patterns and relationships that aren't otherwise visible. Using Carto, an online mapping tool, the Little Rock Congregations Study research team created this map of publicly-available data on Little Rock Congregations. You can click on the map to link directly to Carto and explore the data. You can … [Read more...] about Mapping Little Rock’s Congregations