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 Newly Increased Procurement Thresholds in the Uniform Guidance

Effective June 20, 2018, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) increased the thresholds under the Uniform Guidance, 2 C.F.R. Part 200, for micro-purchases to $10,000 (from $3,500), and for simplified acquisitions to $250,000 (from $150,000) (see OMB memo implementing the change). These thresholds, which are set by the Federal Acquisition Regulation at 48 C.F.R. Subpart 2.1 (Definitions), are periodically adjusted for inflation.

Read CAPLAW's August eNews Bulletin to learn more.

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new Free Webinars from Propel Nonprofits

Dashboards: Making Your Data Work For You
Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Time: 12PM - 1PM CDT
Learn how to make your data – from social impact to financial information – more digestible and useful for making decisions. This webinar will discuss how to select information to include on your dashboard and how dashboard reports can complement other important financial reports. Learn more.

Where Does Governance Stop and Management Begin?
Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Time: 12PM - 1PM CDT
A nonprofit’s board and the staff need to be collaborative partners in order to achieve the mission of the organization. However, there are times where roles and responsibilities, particularly of the executive director and board chair, become blurred. Join us as we clarify where governance stops and management begins. Learn more.

10 Step Budgeting Process
Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time: 12PM - 1PM CDT
The success and usefulness of your budget largely depends on the process used to create it. This webinar will cover a 10-step budget process that will get everyone involved and ensure that your budget reflects your organization’s mission, strategic plan, and programmatic priorities. 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!

 

 

 

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