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Evaluating Strategic Plan Progress with Agency-Wide Scorecards


Organizational Standards 6.5 and 9.3 focus on reporting progress toward strategic plan goals (6.5), as well as an analysis of outcomes and associated adjustments to the board on at least an annual basis. While the minimum requirement is to report this information once a year, there are ways to involve the Board and communicate the information clearly so they can better fulfill their role of governance and oversight. Watch this webinar to learn about meeting this standard, as well as utilizing a scorecard or dashboard to organize and communicate data, as well as other promising practices to move beyond compliance.

October 29, 2020


The Board’s Role in Setting the Mission & Direction of the CAA


Organizational Standard 4.1 states that the Board reviews the organization’s mission statement within the last 5 years and ensures that it addresses poverty and the programs and services of the agency align with it. While the minimum requirement is the review, the Board has a fundamental duty to set the mission and direction of the organization. Watch this webinar to learn about meeting this standard, as well as leveraging Strategic Planning (Category 6) and promising practices to move beyond compliance.

October 9, 2020


Effective Governance Despite Challenging Times


Watch this webinar with CAPLAW to learn more about covering board meetings during COVID-19, including virtual meetings and compliance with open meeting laws – including specific CAA examples.

September 25, 2020


From Risk Assessment to Comprehensive Risk Management


Organizational Standard 4.6 requires an organization-wide, comprehensive risk assessment to be done every two years and reported to the governing board. Watch this webinar to learn about meeting this standard, as well as risk management tools, resources, and promising practices to move beyond compliance.

September 18, 2020


Whole Family Approach Building Blocks Resource Guide


This resource guide includes an array of resources on various issue areas related to pursuing a whole family approach. The resources are organized into whole family approach building blocks – a framework developed by the Community Action Partnership that highlights key components – both within and outside of an agency – that promote a successful whole family approach. The building blocks are informed by the Partnership’s experience with facilitating numerous learning cohorts for CAAs and other community-based organizations that are interested in pursuing a whole family approach.  

July 31, 2020


Applying the Equity Lens to COVID-19 Response and Recovery


As part of the The Community Action COVID-19 Resource Series, this brief discusses how the Covid-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted people of color and provides equitable approaches for human service delivery.

July 23, 2020


Board Engagement Webinar Series


This webinar series was developed to assist Community Action Agencies (CAAs) with board engagement including recruitment and development, capacity building, and advocacy strategies.

May 20, 2020




Energy Infrastructure – Sources of Inequities and Policy Solutions for Improving Community Health and Wellbeing


In a new report produced with the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Synapse Energy Economics, the Regulatory Assistance Project, and Community Action Partnership take an in-depth look at the disparate impacts electric and natural gas infrastructure have on economic, social, and health outcomes — and consider how to ensure that a clean-energy future is a more equitable future.

April 29, 2020


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