What are key administrative practices used by faith-based social service programs that address problems of urban poverty? How are these practices related to other aspects of the organization, such as its size, number of partners, and faith culture and identity? These were topics explored by the FASTEN research project funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts and conducted by the Baylor University School of Social Work. The research consisted of a mailed survey of congregations and faith-based organizations (FBOs) in 13 metropolitan areas throughout the United States. It also included extensive interviews with administrators, staff, and participants in social service programs operated by congregations and FBOs.