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Faith-based and Nonprofit Focus Group Session. March 22, 2007 10:00 – 1:00 Lamar University Montagne Center. Lamar University Community Outreach Program. Agenda 10:00 – 10:15 Invocation Opening Remarks - Lamar University - City of Beaumont - Entergy Texas

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Faith-based and Nonprofit

Focus Group Session

March 22, 2007

10:00 – 1:00

Lamar University

Montagne Center

Lamar University

Community Outreach Program


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Agenda

10:00 – 10:15 Invocation

Opening Remarks

- Lamar University

- City of Beaumont

- Entergy Texas

10:15 – 10:25 Review Mission & Purpose

- Laurie Sapp, Facilitator

10:30 – 11:30 S.W.O.T. Analysis Break-out Sessions

Strength

Weaknesses

Opportunities

Threats

11:30 – 12:00 Group Presentations

12:00 – 12:50 Networking Lunch

12:50 – 1:00 Closing remarks


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Hurricane Rita -

Changed the face of our community and our collective norms.



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The Collaboration

  • City of Beaumont:

    • Awarded HUD Disaster Recovery: $5,145,000

    • Awarded $50,000 from the Fannie Mae Foundation

    • CDBG funds

    • Beaumont Housing Authority awarded $20 million housing grant

  • LU Community Outreach Program :

    • Leadership Development and Training

    • Education and Literacy Training

    • Affordable Housing

    • Faith-Based Initiatives


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The Collaboration

  • Entergy:

    • Low Income Liaison

      • Networking Coffee Breaks

      • Summits

    • Project CARE of Texas, Inc.

    • Senior Citizen and Entergy Saver Discounts

    • Entergy Efficiency Program

    • Corporate Giving Program

      • Environmental Stewardship Grants

      • Community Partnership Grants

      • Entergy Charitable Foundation


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The Collaboration – Many members, One body

  • Cathedral in the Pines

  • Catholic Charities

  • Christian Care

  • Community Care-Prayer Outreach

  • Family Services of SETX

  • Gold Key Realty

  • Harvest for Lost Souls

  • House of Refuge Baptist Church

  • Inner City Hand-Up Christian Ministries

  • Lutheran Social Service Disaster Response

  • New Hope COGIC

  • Path Mark Ministries, Inc.

  • Pear Orchard Neighborhood Assoc.

  • Port Arthur HOPE

  • Port Cities Rescue Mission

  • Remnant Seed Apostolic Ministry

  • Restorative Justice Ministry Family Svc. Ctr.

  • SETIO

  • SETRPC - 211

  • SETX Food Bank

  • Some Other Place

  • St. Paul UMC

  • St. Vincent de Paul

  • Success Consulting Network

  • Willie Carter Outreach Center



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The Mission & Purpose

To empower faith-based and nonprofits to have a greater impact on improving the

quality of life in our community.


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What will we accomplish Today?

  • S.W.O.T. Analysis

  • Change Management Tools

  • Become a Leader of Change

  • Build Trust

  • Create Partnerships




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Ten Principals of Leading Change

  • Start with the end in mind

  • Make it stick – get the basics, then the people

  • Don’t let up & work toward flawless execution

  • Create short-term wins

  • Communicate for buy-in

  • Get the vision right – structure follows strategy

  • Build guiding teams - trust & enable action

  • Establish priorities & increase urgency

  • Make decisions without emotion

  • Understand & respect differences – compromise is the cornerstone of democracy


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S.W.O.T. AnalysisProcess

  • 4 break-out sessions: Strengths, Weakness, Opportunity and Threats

    • Each group has a task list

    • Appoint a scribe

    • Appoint a reporter

    • Appoint a timekeeper

    • Everyone else is a Participant

  • Report back


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Ground Rules

  • No comment is stupid

  • Don’t beat a dead horse – move on once a topic has been covered

  • Stay on topic

  • Do not take things personal

  • Be creative – dream – imagine


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Strengths: Internal Assessment

  • What are the current strengths of the faith-based and nonprofits in our community?

  • What are some of the positive things happening NOW?

    • Faith-based

    • Social Services

    • Community

    • Corporations

    • Government


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Weaknesses: Internal Assessment

  • What is not right with the current situation?

  • What are the needed improvements?

  • What are others doing well that we are not doing?

    • Who are they?

  • What are the gaps?


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Opportunities: External Analysis

  • What are the current opportunities for faith-based and nonprofits?

  • What are the potential benefits of faith-based and nonprofit groups becoming more involved in community revitalization?

  • What are the interesting trends you are aware of?

  • Name some potential projects/programs or activities that can assist faith-based and nonprofit groups to become better equipped to empower low-to-moderate income communities?


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Threats: External Analysis

  • What are the things that stand in the way of our efforts?

  • What would happen if nothing was done?

  • Who will oppose the change?

  • What capital (human and financial) is needed?


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Leap Into Action

  • What can your agency do to take action on the opportunities?

  • What can be done to bridge the gaps?

  • Who will a new partner be and what will it take to make that a reality?

  • How can community, corporate and government partners assist in the change?

  • What opportunities already exist –i.e. trainings, networks, grant information, etc.?


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Contact Info

Thank You for Your Participation!


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