- Tools for Top-Notch CAAs: A Practical Approach to Governance and Financial Excellence
This six-section toolkit is intended to assist boards and management in their collaborative efforts to build well-governed and effective Community Action Agencies (CAAs).
- Public CAA Case Study: The Power of a Tripartite Board
This case study focuses on how the tripartite board of Montgomery County Community Action Agency, a public CAA, fulfills its responsibilities with respect to the CSBG Organizational Standards.
- Raising the Low-Income Voice: Case Studies in Democratic Selection Procedures
These case studies address the various 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."
- CSBG Training Tools for Nonprofit and Public CAA Boards
These training tools provide a CAA board with the guidance and information it needs to teach itself about the Community Service Block Grant Act (CSBG) tripartite board requirements.
- Governance Case Studies
The CAPLAW Governance Case Studies are designed to educate board members and nonprofit managers about the challenges involved in creating an effective, well-managed board. Each case study includes discussion questions and suggested solutions to the issue in question.
- Bylaws Toolkit
CAPLAW’s recently updated Bylaws Toolkit is just what you need to make your organization’s bylaws clear, effective, and up-to-date.
- Governance Audio Conferences
View the CAPLAW audio conference archives for a variety of past audio conference and webinars on governance topics.
CAPLAW has created several best practices checklists in the areas of board composition and selection, board procedures, and board responsibilities for your organization to utilize as a self-assessment tool.
- Governance Articles
View a library of CAPLAW articles on governance related topics.
Other Governance Resources
- American Institute for Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Audit Committee Toolkit: Not-for-Profit Organizations
An invaluable resource for boards and audit committees that includes checklists, forms, and sample policies.
A nonprofit that provides publications, tools, consulting and a membership program dedicated to strengthening nonprofit boards.
- Independent Sector’s "Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice”
This resource outlines 33 principles of sound practice for charitable organizations related to legal compliance and public disclosure, effective governance, financial oversight, and responsible fundraising. The Principles provide charitable organization with a guide for strengthening their effectiveness and accountability. The Principles were developed by the Panel on the Nonprofit Sector in 2007 and updated in 2015 to reflect new circumstances in which the charitable sector functions, and new relationships within and between the sectors.
- CompassPoint Nonprofit Services
Offers publications and research relating to leadership and effective management for nonprofits.
- Strengthening CAA Board Governance
The Kentucky Association for Community Action (KACA) developed this board training manual and survey to help CAA board members learn about and effectively fulfill their roles and responsibilities. The manual covers a range of topics important to CAA board members including what a CAA is, the responsibilities of a CAA board, strategic planning, and branding.