Resource Library

Building Credit for Your Renters & How to Report Rent Payments to the National Credit Bureaus

  Reporting rental payments is a proven strategy that offers low-income renters an opportunity to build credit as a financial asset without taking on additional debt. This webinar features Talia Kahn-Kravis from the Credit Builders Association, who discusses the CBA-Esusu Rent Reporter platform, a tool CAAs that own and manage rental housing property can use […]

Community Level Work Service: Housing Construction Job Training

Learn how the Community Action Partnership of Lancaster, Pennsylvania is meeting the housing needs of their community by training a construction crew of formerly incarcerated individuals.

Implementing ROMA: Curriculum Showcase

This webinar discusses the launch of the Implementing ROMA curriculum to complement the ROMA Next Generation Training Series and shares curriculum content, training components and options for utilization.

Empowering Your Board to Lead: Resources for Board Training and Orientation

Board members, whether seasoned or recently elected to the board, need tools equipping them to take on the responsibilities of overseeing a Community Action Agency (CAA)’s operations and programs. This webinar highlights new resources, developed by CAPLAW in collaboration with the Community Action Partnership, on tripartite board roles and responsibilities, one for public CAAs and the other for nonprofit CAAs, as well as a series of four guides that help boards of CAAs with Head Start programs implement specific governance requirements that overlap between the CSBG Organizational Standards and the Head Start Performance Standards.

Fundamentals of Financial Capability, Human-Centered Design & Racial Economic Inequality

Prosperity Now’s Jennifer Medina and Brick by Brick Consulting’s Shenell Thompson discuss the fundamentals of financial capability, human-centered design and racial economic inequality. As a participant you can:

– Review the core components of financial capability and reflect on how your organization is supporting families in becoming more financially secure. – Become familiar with the human-centered design process and reflect on how it compares to your organization’s current approach to serving clients. – Learn about racial economic inequality in the United States and reflect on how current and historical policies and practices create disparities for households of color

Google Nest: Discounts on Thermostats for Low-Income Households

  Google Nest is working to address the high energy burdens that affect so many in the communities we serve. Through the Power Project, they are committed to making one million of the Nest Thermostat E available at reduced pricing to low-income home energy programs. That discount is available to any organization that addresses the […]

Framing Two-Generation Approaches to Supporting Families

To build a larger constituency for innovative and robust approaches to social policy and social services, 2Gen advocates need to communicate clearly and carefully. This framing “playbook,” from the FrameWorks Institute and Ascend at Aspen Institute is intended for “the choir:” agency leaders, social service professionals, advocates, and families leading their communities and constituencies toward two-generation approaches for supporting families. This resource provides guidance on making intentional choices about where to start, what to emphasize, and what to leave unsaid.

Framing Two-Generation Approaches to Supporting Families: Messaging Guide

This guide from Ascend at the Aspen Institute provides topline messages, suggestions for using language to make work more compelling, and ideas for bringing 2Gen work to life. Messages are based on results of research and analysis by the FrameWorks Institute. Communicators and front-line staff at your organizations can use them as a filter to craft messages suited for relevant audiences, channels, and topics.

Social Media 101 Webinar

This recorded webinar provides an overview of the many resources available to support your CAA’s social media presence. Find out how to use Facebook and Twitter to promote your events and programs. We share tips for social media engagement and ways the network could benefit from using social media. Click here to download the presentation […]

Demystifying Data Analysis

This webinar, delivered live on September 11, 2019, provides simple analysis techniques and stories from local Community Action Agencies as they conduct the evaluation phase of the ROMA Cycle. Elements of a data-centric agency are reviewed along with ideas about what is needed to have good data. Examples of putting analysis of data to work during decision making will demonstrate how to USE data for program improvement.

Census 2020 and Community Action

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 showcases 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.

Learn About First Nonprofit

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 reimbursable option.

Participation in FNP programs provides:
•Fixed annual cost for budgetary certainty
•Multiple options for different coverage levels specific to CAP agency needs
•Knowledgeable team of unemployment specialists to handle all your UI needs
•Expert claims representation for unemployment hearings and audits
•Access to training and services that can decrease the number of invalid unemployment claims
•No pooling or shared risk

We encourage you to watch this informative webinar. A quote from FNP is free with no obligation to join their program, so you have nothing to lose! As an added bonus, Community Action Agencies receive a 20% discount on the one-time enrollment fee.

Community Action and AmeriCorps VISTA Insights on How You Can Best Utilize This Resource

Abby Hanks of the Virginia State Office on Volunteerism and Community Services and Lil Dupree of the Partnership speak about AmeriCorps VISTA, its long history with Community Action, and how to get started using this incredible resource.

 

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