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2022 Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Webinar

Join us as we remember the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with keynote speaker, Jerome H. Underwood, President & CEO of Action for a Better Community (ABC). Under his leadership, ABC is doing incredible work in the community and beyond.

Learning Communities Resource Center 2022 Kickoff Webinar

Join the National Partnership team to learn more about how to get involved with the Learning Communities Resource Center (LCRC) as we launch the next cycle of sharing and learning opportunities for the Community Action CSBG Network.

Stacking Weatherization Funds With Habitat For Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Omaha is the Weatherization Subgrantee for Douglas County, NE, which encompasses both urban and rural territory in the greater Omaha region. Hear how they identify clients, interact with Habitat’s home repair loan programs, and “stack” DOE, LIHEAP, utility, and foundation funds to maximize the weatherization and energy efficiency work they can perform on each project.

CCAP Candidate Data Form (CDF) Guidance Webinar

Completing the Candidate Data Form (CDF) is the first step in the process of becoming a Certified Community Action Professional (CCAP). It is formatted for you to document your education and learning and experiences in the field of Community Action. In this webinar you will explore each part of the CDF in great detail and gain valuable insights on how you can complete your own first step toward national recognition as a CCAP.

Board Minutes and Resolutions Made Easy

Community action agency (CAA) boards perform vital governance and oversight functions for their organizations. Nowhere is this more evident than at board meetings, where board members hear reports, deliberate, and make decisions that guide organizational efforts. Understanding the key functions of board meeting minutes and resolutions, as well as the differences between them, is fundamental for boards using these tools to document compliance and fulfill their duties. Check out this session to learn how to take effective board minutes and document board actions using the new CAA Board Meetings: Template Meeting Minutes and Index of Form Resolutions developed by CAPLAW.

Braiding Funds For Weatherization Recruitment & Retention

Christopher Vought, Director of Housing Rehabilitation, Energy Conservation & NH Electric Assistance Program at Community Action Program, Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc. in Concord, New Hampshire has a strong Weatherization crew and hopes to expand it. To attract quality candidates he’s using a combination of funding sources to offer a starting salary over $40,000 per year. “Minimum wage is $7.25. Wal-Mart starts at $15 an hour. This is a good opportunity”, he explained. In this webinar, Chris describes how he delivers competitive salaries with federal, state and utility funds, and how he is learning to work with technical colleges and high schools in the area to recruit and train quality candidates.

Helping All Eligible Families Get the Child Tax Credit

NCAP is honored to have the Center of Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) join us in our 30 day push to get families enrolled in the Advanced Child Tax Credit. The 2021 Child Tax Credit expansion provides a historic opportunity to reduce child poverty in the United States by more than 40 percent! Non-filer families can submit their info to the IRS through November 15. Your efforts to help people get advance CTC payments are essential. Join this session to learn what’s new with the Child Tax Credit and how families can get it with special focus on the non-filers. Find out answers to common questions and resources to support people who need more assistance.

The Pandemic Continues — Supporting Our Organizations’ Recovery

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn about trauma and its impact on individuals, communities and organizations, focusing on how that impact has been amplified during this time of global pandemic. The webinar will cover foundational concepts of trauma-informed organizational approaches and provide opportunities for attendees to connect with colleagues from peer organizations to share experiences, innovations, and strategies for future work.

Adapting to Remote Processes: Tips for Improving Digitized Workflows

Join the National Community Action Partnership and U.S. Digital Response in a conversation about managing the shift to remote services and implementing processes to simplify your work.

Keeping the ‘Human’ in Human Services: Tips for Implementing User-Centered Design

Join the National Community Action Partnership and U.S. Digital Response in a conversation about incorporating user-centered design elements into your workflows and services to more effectively reach and serve your communities.

Fall Season Kickoff: Resources and Opportunities for Community Action

The Partnership hosted a webinar to kick off the fall season with a review of the new resources and opportunities for the Community Action Network on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.

Targeting Homelessness Prevention in the Midst of COVID-19

This webinar examines a variety of innovative Homelessness Prevention practices in the midst of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Join us for insights from our guests Marcy Thompson and Gregory Barchuk of ICF. View this webinar to gain knowledge of the elements of a successful homelessness prevention strategy, approaches to targeting prevention for maximum effectiveness and explore concrete examples of effective approaches to homelessness prevention at the community level.

How to Become the Resilient Leader Your Mission Requires

This final webinar of the series explored the qualities, traits, and skills of resilient leaders — the very type of leaders that organizations in an uncertain world require. Learn what you can do to become a leader who helps others ‘bounce back’ from downside risks your agency couldn’t avoid and draw potent learning opportunities from failures, mistakes, and near misses.

Measuring Family Centered Community Change: A Fireside Chat

This webinar features a discussion of the experiences and lessons learned in the performance measurement efforts of Family-Centered Community Change (FCCC), a community change strategy, funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation from 2012 to 2019, to improve outcomes for children and parents living in high-poverty communities through two-generation approaches. Topics covered in the webinar include an overview of the performance measures selected for FCCC and how they changed over time, who was involved in deciding what to measure and how, ways that the partners balanced using performance measurement to inform practice and track collective impact, and how the data were analyzed and used to improve implementation.

Accessing Resilience Resources from Public and Private Sources

We joined Melanie Herman, CEO of the Nonprofit Risk Management Center, for a fast-paced tour of resilience resources from various credible sources. This session explored federal and state government websites, law firm and CPA firm sites, educational publishers, membership associations, and specialty organizations. These trusted authority sites offer many free and low-cost resources available to help your agency build resilience. Attendees learned how to maximize and adapt an agency’s learning to suit the needs of their mission.

 

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