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Faith and Communities - Partnering to Prevent Crime and Violence

Introduction

1. The most successful community efforts are those that involve multiple partners, such as neighborhood residents, law enforcement, churches, and service organizations.

A. True

B. False


2. Much of the success of the faith community is due to:

A. Ability to mediate.

B. Tenacity in the face of danger.

C. Knowledge of the streets and of the pain that violence causes.

D. All of the above.


3. Whenever a congregation extends itself and provides a contribution of any kind to the community, enthusiasm, energy, and community bonding deepen.

A. True

B. False


4. Faith-based and community organizations:

A. Are anchors of positive influence in troubled neighborhoods.

B. Offer a neutral location and facilities for services.

C. Offer a presence through their willingness to go out into the streets, to welcome a prisoner returning home, and to forge a relationship and stay with those whom others fear or have rejected.

D. All of the above.


Building Capacity within Your Faith-based Organization

5. The founder should be responsible for hiring major positions to ensure the organization is on target to meet proposed funding initiatives, goals and objectives, and the two- to five-year strategic plan.

A. True

B. False


6. Creating job descriptions as staff are hired does all of the following, except for:

A. Challenges capacity building.

B. Ensures the best staff are hired for the position.

C. Affects funding requirements.

D. Impedes moving past the planning phase.


7. As programmatic efforts develop, capacity should be continuously assessed to measure increases in knowledge, expertise, partnerships, and community functions.

A. True

B. False


8. To determine whether providing similar services or partnering with existing organizations is necessary, consideration should be given to the organizations already offering services within a _______-mile area.

A. Five

B. Ten

C. Fifteen

D. Twenty


9. To be non-profit, an organization may not attempt to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities, and it may not participate in any campaign activity for or against political candidates.

A. True

B. False


Partnerships: Joining Organizations to Prevent Crime

10. Communications, interactions, and accomplishing tasks all fall under which key element of a successful partnership design?

A. People

B. Structure

C. Processes

D. Strategy


11. Partnership types are important because they dictate:

A. Who should be involved.

B. The roles and responsibilities of those involved.

C. The goals of the partnership.

D. All of the above.


12. All of the following are ways to help with problem identification, except for:

A. Understand and record each potential member’s stake or interest so it is considered during strategic planning.

B. Find data that provide measures of several key factors.

C. Develop a strategic action plan to address the key factors that will, in turn, lessen the problem.

D. When crafting the strategy, focus on activities, practices, programs, or methods that are evidence-based and have already been shown to work.


Making Dollars and Sense: Effective and Efficient Grant Acquisition and Management

13. A winning grant application is based on an effective program with all of the following, except:

A. Clear goals and objectives.

B. A logical and cost-effective process.

C. Non-profit status.

D. Measurable results.


14. Building win-win relationships with a  variety of stakeholders is the basis of forming sustainable, results-oriented, holistic strategies and programs.

A. True

B. False


15. When conducting a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats analysis:

A. Make sure to assess the situation objectively.

B. Distinguish between the state of the organization today and the expectations for the future.

C. Keep the SWOT matrix short and simple at first and then drill down for details.

D. All of the above.


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