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The Community Action Risk Mitigation Blog Series: #2

This is the second in a series of Virtual CAP news feeds, which can be used to support your agency’s efforts in relation to risk mitigation and meeting the CSBG Organizational Standards – full listing of Community Action Risk Mitigation Blogs.

These resources and training materials are drawn from the Community Action Partnership’s National Training Center and the Resource Bank of the CSBG Training & Technical Assistance Resource Center.

Getting Your Community Action Agency

Board of Directors to the Table,

Engaged, and Motivated

Webinar recording (1 hour)

Presenter: Meghan Johnston, Meghan Johnston and Associates, LLC

Webinar Topics and Supplemental Material


Valuable resource for CAA Boards and executive directors looking to maximize board participation and increase board effectiveness.

Understanding your legal requirements and Board responsibilities is one thing, but finding the right people and keeping them engaged in the Community Action Board room is another.  This webinar focuses on the human side of board service, presenting practical strategies to motivate genuine board participation.  It covers strategies and tools that can help you:
  • Find and welcome the best candidates
  • Motivate board members to attend and actively participate in meetings
  • Organize committees that get the work of the board done AND build the strength of the board as a whole, and
  • Develop leadership habits and routines that help the board establish and maintain a culture of momentum and contribution.


  • Strategies to attract, cultivate, recruit and engage board members
  • Tools to organize the practical work of the board and its committees
  • Strategies for board assessment, recruitment, and orientation
  • Leadership roles and routines that keep the board moving

More Board Resources

Go to the Resource Bank at the top of CSBG Training and Technical Assistance Resource Center and then search for Governance under CSBG T/A Request Need.  There are more than 100 items to help you build an effective board.  Here are several covering a wide array of important governance areas:

Community Action Partnership

This publication was created by the National Association of Community Action Agencies – Community Action Partnership, in the performance of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services Grant Number 90ET0428.  Any opinion, findings, and conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.



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