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.
During this session, participants heard Garrett County Community Action Committee Inc.’s ARRA story and the ways that it motivated the agency’s shift to service integration and 2Gen/Whole Family Approach initiatives. Additionally, the Garrett County team shared opportunities or areas of pivot that staff are currently considering in the current crisis to inspire other CAAs to be more strategic with their CARES investments.
During this webinar, staff from the United Planning Organization, the newest Award for Excellence winner, discuss their performance management system that has been recognized as a best practice by a senior team of Pathways to Excellence Peer Reviewers. They discuss ow they use their strategic plan to set agency-wide outcome goals and how their performance management team uses program data to help staff improve results. They also provide a detailed presentation of into the performance scorecard they use to track progress across the agency.
This website is a resource for the Community Action Network to access an array of information and assistance designed to support efforts in serving low income families and addressing the causes of poverty in local communities.
How do you implement and ensure follow-through on the strategic plan? This final webinar of the Strategic Planning Webinar Series discusses how to develop a structure and process that ensures effective implementation of the strategic plan. The webinar includes examples various accountability measures, processes, and tools, such as dashboards and scorecards, that can be adapted by agencies to help ensure follow-through on the strategic plan.
How do you develop an outcomes-driven strategic plan? The third webinar in the Strategic Planning Webinar Series helps agencies understand how to define clear outcomes that link to the agency’s mission, develop strategies that drive change, and create action plans that guide implementation.
What data do you need to create a solid plan? This second webinar in the Strategic Planning Webinar series looks at ways to ensure that you develop a truly data-driven strategic plan. This session covers techniques such as the SWOT analysis, identifying trends, and assessing whether services are aligned with your mission.
What is strategic planning and how does it fit into the Community Action Planning cycle? This is the first webinar in the Strategic Planning Webinar Series and examines why strategic planning is important for Community Action Agencies, how it connects to other planning processes like the community needs assessment and the ROMA cycle, and how to ensure you agency is prepared to start the process.
This webinar is part of the Organizational Standards 2.0 Webinar Series designed to provide continuing support for agencies to meet (and exceed) the Organizational Standards. This session addresses Category 6 and covers discussion topics and technical assistance on the following: Questions about the interpretation of individual Standards, Documentation requirements to show compliance with the Standards, Accessing available technical assistance resources and requests for new resources, Promising practices to help agencies go “beyond compliance” to improve their management and operations.
This guide is designed to help Community Action Agencies (CAAs) navigate the strategic planning process and successfully plan, develop, implement and evaluate strategic plans. As a comprehensive capacity building resource, this guide can also be used to refresh an existing plan, train program managers and agency leadership or even develop a planning process for a community collaborative.
This is the technical assistance guide for Public CAA’s on Category 6 of the CSBG Organizational Standards, focusing on Data & Analysis. Each of the nine categories has a separate guide for both public and private agencies. These guides provide public agencies with the information they need to be both compliant and high performing in accordance to each standard.
This is the technical assistance guide for Category 6 of the CSBG Organizational Standards, focusing on Strategic Planning. Each of the nine categories has a separate guide for both public and private agencies. These guides provide agencies with the information they need t.o be both compliant and high performing in accordance to each standard. These toolkits expand on the guidance and possible documentation developed in the self-assessment tools by offering resources associated with each Standard, and offering a process for agencies to use the CSBG Organizational Standards as tool for Organizational Development .
This toolkit has been developed to provide CAAs with baseline information on strategic restructuring and offers a range of collaborative strategies that Community Action Agencies might use to pursue new opportunities, build capacity, increase client impact, increase access to funding, increase efficiency, and reduce cost
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