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 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
Hurricane Rita - Changed the face of our community and our collective norms.
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 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 • 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 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? • S.W.O.T. Analysis • Change Management Tools • Become a Leader of Change • Build Trust • Create Partnerships
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. 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • City of Beaumont Cheryl Robinson, Community Development email@example.com 409.785.4749 • LU Community Outreach Program Elton Payne, Jr. Elton.firstname.lastname@example.org 409.880.7983 • Entergy Texas Mary Young, Low Income Program email@example.com 409.981.2656 Thank You for Your Participation!