What's New at CAPLAW?

 

All a-Board! Series: 3 New Training Videos

CAPLAW has released three new videos exploring the fiduciary duty of care, board terms and term limits, and the roles and responsibilities of a CAA board chair.

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Updated CSBG Q&A on Eligibility

This updated Q&A and pandemic supplement are intended to assist state CSBG lead agencies and CAAs in better understanding various issues that arise when CAAs determine income eligibility for CSBG services and benefits.

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The Roles and Responsibilities of Public CAA Boards

The FAQ is intended to help address some of the most frequently asked questions about a tripartite board’s role and responsibilities that we receive from public CAAs.

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Weatherproofing CAA Bylaws: Preparing for Emergency Governance

This resource will help CAAs prepare their bylaws for future emergencies and avoid significant problems that result from failing to comply with the rules that govern their organizations.

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Do's and Don'ts of Workplace COVID-19 Vaccinations

This resource offers some key considerations for employers as they engage in vaccine-related efforts, including responding to federal mandates.

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Preserving the Low-Income Voice: Snapshots of Democratic Selection Procedures in a Pandemic

This collection of snapshots presents the experiences of CAAs that successfully recruited and elected new low-income sector representatives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Raising the Low-Income Voice: Case Studies in Democratic Selection Procedures

Updated in 2021, these case studies reflect ways CAAs are meeting the requirement to democratically select low-income sector representatives to the tripartite board, including changes made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Unlocking the Potential of the Tripartite Board Private Sector

This FAQ seeks to answer key questions about identifying, recruiting, and selecting private sector board members in ways that boost board capacity.

News for Community Action

 

Coronavirus Updates for the Community Action Network

CAPLAW is closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak and impacts on the Community Action network. See the latest developments and funding source guidance here. (Last updated September 10, 2021).

Recently Updated:
Building Readiness: Planning, Prevention, Response, and Liability
CARES Act Benefits for Nonprofit CAAs

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Final Uniform Guidance Revisions Issued

On August 13, 2020, the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released its final guidance revising sections of the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. This is the first major revision of the Uniform Guidance since its publication in 2014, and contains changes that will affect how federal grant recipients administer their federal funds. Read more.

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Free Upcoming Webinars

Where Does Governance Stop and Management Begin?
Presented by: Propel Nonprofits
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
A nonprofit’s board and staff need to be collaborative partners to achieve the mission of the organization. However, there are times when roles and responsibilities become blurred. This webinar will help clarify where governance stops and management begins.


Executive Directors Chat: Fundraising & Visual Storytelling
Presented by: TechSoup
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM EDT
Visual storytelling is more than photos and video. Your communication strategy should think about all the things that go into social media, newsletters, and website design, and everything you do should have a good story within your visual presentation. This also includes your fundraising strategy.


Fiscal Sponsorships: A Review of Legal and Practical Issues
Presented by: Venable LLP
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET
In the increasingly complex world of charitable organizations, the use of fiscal sponsorships to accomplish charitable goals has become more prevalent. This webinar will explore the rules for establishing and operating a fiscal sponsorship and will focus on some of the practical concerns that arise in operating a fiscal sponsorship.

 

Attorney Network Digest

The Attorney Network Digest is a newly-launched annual update for attorneys working with Community Action Agencies (CAAs). The digest features legal, governance, and financial resources and publications developed by CAPLAW over the past year that address issues unique to CAAs.

September 29, 2021
Topics: Remote Work Policy Head Start: Back to School • 2020 Uniform Guidance Revisions • Remote Work Policies & Pitfalls • Remote Work Tax & Accounting Compliance • Data Privacy Expert Conversations • Bylaws During Emergencies • CAA Board Private Sector FAQ • Roles and Responsibilities of Public CAA Boards • Client Eligibility FAQ + Pandemic Supplement • Do’s and Don’t’s of Employee Vaccination • Tax Issues with Sharing Employees • Case Studies of Democratic Selection Procedures • Snapshots of Democratic Selection in a Pandemic • Federal Vaccine Mandates • Paying HS Health Insurance Premiums • Min. Wage Increase for Federal Contractors • Rescinded Diversity Training EO • HS DRS Rule During Emergencies

September 29, 2020
Topics: Procurement Policy and RFP Decision Matrix • Record Retention Policy • Whistleblower Policy • Conflict of Interest Policies • FQHC Opportunities Webinar • Mergers Opportunities Webinar • Updates to the New Head Start DRS Webinar • Policies in Practice Webinar Series • Public Charge FAQ • New Overtime Rule FAQ • Overview of FLSA Principles FAQ • COVID-19 Reopening Guide • CARES Act Benefits for Nonprofit CAAs • Coronavirus Updates for CAAs • COVID-19 Case Studies • Federal Contractor Diversity Trainings • Managing Disallowances in Incentive Compensation

September 27, 2019
Topics: Shared Services Agreement • Whistleblower Policy • UBIT (Two-Part Webinar Series) • Attorneys as Board Members Webinar • FAQ: UBIT on Employer-Provided Parking • FAQ: Recovering Shared and Indirect Costs • Public Charge Rule • Census 2020 • Head Start Disaster Relief • Cloud Computing