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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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march 22 2007 10 00 1 00 lamar university montagne center
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.

the collaboration
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
the collaboration6
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
the collaboration many members one body
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
the mission purpose
The Mission & Purpose

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

quality of life in our community.

what will we accomplish today
What will we accomplish Today?
  • S.W.O.T. Analysis
  • Change Management Tools
  • Become a Leader of Change
  • Build Trust
  • Create Partnerships
ten principals of leading change
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
s w o t analysis process
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
ground rules
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
strengths internal assessment
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
weaknesses internal assessment
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?
opportunities external analysis
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?
threats external analysis
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?
leap into action
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.?
contact info
Contact Info
  • City of Beaumont

Cheryl Robinson, Community Development

[email protected]

409.785.4749

  • LU Community Outreach Program

Elton Payne, Jr.

[email protected]

409.880.7983

  • Entergy Texas

Mary Young, Low Income Program

[email protected]

409.981.2656

Thank You for Your Participation!

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