What's New at CAPLAW?

 

new United Planning Organization Case Study

“If you want to make change in communities, you’ve got to create vehicles where people can be part of the change. This election process does that.”

CAPLAW added a new case study to the "Raising the Low-Income Voice" series. This series of case studies addresses the ways that CAAs are meeting the CSBG Act’s requirement that the low-income sector of the tripartite board be selected in accordance with “democratic selection procedures." Learn more.

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new Glossary of Community Action Acronyms

In an effort to increase accessibility and comfort for those involved with Community Action and its many applicable legal requirements, CAPLAW compiled a searchable Glossary of Community Action Acronyms that provides definitions for abbreviations regularly used in the Community Action Network. Visit the glossary.

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new WIOA Resource Guide

Many resources exist to help CAAs understand the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and its rules. This resource guide created by CAPLAW enables CAAs to quickly find the WIOA help they’re looking for. Visit the resource guide.

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Shared Services Case Study

This case study presents an example of a collaboration between two nonprofit Community Action Agencies to share administrative services, which has since grown to include shared program staff. To read the case study, click here.

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Working Better Together - A Two-Part Mergers & Shared Services Webinar Series

Part 1: An Exploration of Shared Administrative Services discusses the various options for sharing services and the financial, legal, and government grant law issues to consider before doing so.

Part 2: Mergers as a Strategy for Success explores how CAAs can reframe mergers as tools for furthering their impact. We discuss the merger planning process and legal structuring, as well as tackle potential barriers to successful mergers, including Head Start competition issues, organizational culture, and the post-merger integration process.

Presenters: Eleanor Evans, Esq. and Veronica Zhang, Esq., CAPLAW

Learn More

News for Community Action

 

new Webinar from Stanford Social Innovation Review

The Best Moments to Merge for Nonprofit Success
Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
Cost: $59
This webinar will explore how nonprofit organizations can take advantage of significant moments in its lifespan to create natural opportunities to consider a merger. The webinar will also present research data on mergers and other collaborations, as well as a case study of two nonprofit organizations that successfully seized the moment to merge. Learn more.

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new Free Webinars on Workplace Harrassment

These on-demand webinars address the rising concerns around harrassment and inappropriate behaviors in the workplace.

Best Practices for Creating an Anti-Harassment Initiative
Presented by: Fisher Phillips and Compli
View the recording!

Sexual Harassment: What Should Your Nonprofit Be Doing to Keep Itself Out of the Headlines and Out of Legal Hot Water?
Presented by: Venable LLP
View the recording!

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new Free Webinars from Propel Nonprofits

Managing Cash Flow
Date: Wednesday March 28, 2018
Time: 12PM - 1PM CDT
Learn how to anticipate and prepare for the ebb and flow of cash coming in and out of your organization. This complimentary webinar will explore how to navigate your nonprofit’s cash flow and how different types of income and expenses impact your finances. You will learn ways to avoid and manage cash flow challenges. Learn more.

Is Social Enterprise Right for You?
Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Time: 12PM - 1PM CDT
Starting a social enterprise can be a great way for your organization to achieve the double bottom line: mission impact and a new unrestricted revenue stream. This webinar will define social enterprise and look at the four areas you should research as you evaluate this option for your organization. Learn more.

Transforming Business Models
Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Time: 12PM - 1PM CDT
Learn the four core components of a nonprofit business model – revenue mix, understanding the cost of effective programs, infrastructure, and capital structure – and how all of these components connect to mission and your organization’s financial health. Learn more.

 

 

 

Watch CAPLAW's Attorney Network webinar series "Legal Issues Unique to CAAs".

In this two-part webinar series, we pose questions and provide answers to help orient attorneys working with CAAs on some of the key legal requirements that impact the way CAAs operate. Rather than delve deeply into any one issue, we will help CAA attorneys spot a variety of CAA legal issues and identify CAPLAW resources that attorneys may refer to when working with CAAs on specific matters.


View Part One Handouts

View Part Two Handouts