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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Sample Confidentiality Agreement

Organizations that are considering a merger or a shared services arrangement may use this sample agreement to help protect confidential information shared or exposed before and throughout the transaction. Learn more.

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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 Free Webinars on Workplace Harrassment

There are several upcoming webinars that address the rising concerns around harrassment and inappropriate behaviors in the workplace.

The #MeToo Movement: Strategies to Prevent Harassment and Protect Your Organization
Presented by: Jackson Lewis P.C. and the National Network of Business Law Pro Bono Providers
Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Learn more!

Best Practices for Creating an Anti-Harassment Initiative
Presented by: Fisher Phillips and Compli
Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Learn more!

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
Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Learn more!

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new Free Webinars from Propel Nonprofits

10 Steps of Budgeting
Date: Wednesday February 28, 2018
Time: 12PM - 1PM CST
In this complimentary webinar you will learn how to create an effective budget process that will get everyone involved and ensure that your budget reflects your organization’s mission, strategic plan, and programmatic priorities. You will walk away with a proven 10-step process you can use to craft budgets within your organization. This webinar is designed to build your confidence in the budgeting process. Learn more.

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.

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Head Start Program Performance Standards

The final Performance Standards took effect on November 7, 2016, though compliance with certain provisions will be phased in over a five-year period ending on August 1, 2021. Read More. The background check and selection procedures under the final Performance Standards are delayed again until September 30, 2018. Read more.

For additional information on the final Performance Standards, please see the following:

 

 

 

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. The webinars will cover topics such as federal grants vs. contracts, board composition, bylaws provisions, basics of rules governing use of federal funds, cost disallowances, required and recommended contract provisions, mergers and shared services, and more.

Visit the Attorney Network for Part Two of the series.


Webinar Materials