In recent years, faith-based aid organizations (FBOs) have been positively thriving. Many of these religiously affiliated groups have benefited from donations and volunteers. Furthermore, a recent study showed that, based on participation, FBOs are the most popular organizations in attracting volunteers. By combining increased funding with an ever-growing pool of human help, there’s no doubt that FBOs have greatly increased their influence and importance.Besides their importance and influence, there are other advantages for FBOs. For one, they often can draw upon lager, similarly minded congregations for volunteers. FBOs have also been relatively immune to large decreases in funds during the recent recession and have not been prone to the fluctuations that many secular organizations have experienced. This allows them to better and more accurately plan future endeavors. Perhaps an FBO’s greatest benefit, though, lies in its effectiveness on the local level of giving aid and promoting development. Faith-based aid groups have an easier time connecting with and gaining the trust of local religious groups who are often at the core of a developing community. They can, therefore, hand over some responsibilities to people in an already established infrastructure which can lead to lasting success.