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July 2019

Sustainability & Resource Development: Reviewing the Fundamentals

July 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This session will include an introduction and overview of key elements of resource development and sustainability for new staff members and a thoughtful review for seasoned development staff. The National Community Action Partnership staff presenting will cover financing challenges, sustainability planning, grants, social enterprise, fee for service, and fundraising.

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August 2019

Creative Approaches to Rural Transportation

August 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Robin Phillips, Executive Director of the National Rural Transit Assistance Program will share her extensive experience in designing, developing, and maintaining rural transportation systems. Highlighting successful programs, including Community Action programs, we will look at the critical components of comprehensive planning and funding development.

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Learn About First Nonprofit

August 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Nonprofits typically have fewer unemployment claims than the private sector; therefore, they often subsidize the state unemployment fund by paying more than necessary. Federal and state laws allow 501(c)(3) organizations to reimburse the state unemployment fund, rather than pay the SUI tax in advance of having actual claims. FNP’s unemployment programs may well reduce your unemployment costs if you currently participate in the state tax system and can provide you with a safety net if you have already chosen the…

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Utilizing VISTA in Community Action

August 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join Abby Hanks of the Virginia State Office on Volunteerism and Community Services and Lil Dupree of the Partnership to learn more about AmeriCorps VISTA, its long history with Community Action, and how to get started using this incredible resource. Building capacity has never been easier!   Abby Hanks is a Program Consultant with the Virginia Department of Social Services in the Office on Volunteerism and Community Services. Abby specifically works with the Community Services Block Grant where she provides…

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Census 2020 and Community Action

August 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Census is a critical process that affects us all. Census data is used to apportion representation among states, draw congressional and state legislative districts, school districts and voting precincts, enforce voting rights and civil rights legislation, and distribute federal dollars to states (including CSBG, Head Start, Weatherization and many more!). Community Action is playing a key role in making sure that every person is counted! This session will showcase Community Action’s role in ensuring that Hard-To-Count people and communities are included in the Census, and offer concrete tools and training to help front-line staff maximize Census participation.

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