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November 2015 Newsletter – Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association

Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association


The Action – November 2015

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ACAAA Actions • Agency News & Announcements

The deadline for a CSBG-related survey of the state’s executive directors has been extended…The anonymous survey—which will now be online until Friday, November 6—seeks feedback on each state’s effectiveness in delivering services to local entities…

The November meeting of ACAAA Board of Directors is scheduled for Tuesday & Wednesday, November 17-18…

ACAAA will be hosting a special fiscal training session – Developing Strategies for Uniform Guidance Compliance, presented by Kay Sohl, of Kay Sohl Consulting—on Tuesday, December 1…

Peer Assistance Review Volunteers needed! – ACAAA is scheduling Peer Reviews currently for November and December. • By participating in a peer review team, you are allowing opportunity for both personal and agency-wide professional growth amongst the experienced in our statewide network. All expenses incurred are reimbursed by the Association. The Peer Review Team reviews the approved standards in these five component areas: Administration and Governance, Community Relations, Personnel Management and Development, Financial Management, and Goals, Strategies, and Results.

A new website for ACAAA will soon be debuting with a new look and a range of interactive features that ACAAA hopes will prove valuable to both client and communityaction members.

Upcoming Actions • Mark Your Calendars!

The 2016 LIHEAP Training Conference will be held on December 3-4 in Little Rock, AR.

The Community Action Partnership’s 2016 Management and Leadership Training Conference is being held from January 6-8, 2016, in New Orleans, LA.

The National Association for State Community Service Programs 2016 Mid-Winter Training Conference will be held from February 22-26, 2016, in Alexandria, VA.

Educational Action • Webinars & Materials of Interest

TechSoup is hosting a free webinar on How to Select the Right Computer Hardware for Your Organization on Thursday, November 5, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM CST.

Financial Roles for Non-Financial Staff is a free webinar being offered through 4Good.org on Wednesday, November 11 starting at 12:00 PM CST.

The Monitors Training Webinar Series being hosted by NASCSP for both WAP and CSBG has been rescheduled. New dates: The WAP Webinar Series will be November 16-20, and the CSBG Webinar Series, December 7-11.

State Your Case—Create Advocacy Messages That Get Results is a free webinar being offered through 4Good.org on Wednesday, December 2 starting at 12:00 PM CST.

Articles from CAPLAW

Toolkit from the Community Action Partnership in partnership with CAPLAW: Dynamic Duo: A Guide to Enhancing the Board & Executive Director Partnership.

Agency Actions • News & Notes from around the State

Community Action Program for Central Arkansas (CAPCA) is now a participant in the Amazon Smile program —Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to CAPCA…

Central Arkansas Development Council (CADC) is seeking input on its 2015 Community Assessment Survey…

Regional Housing Solutions—the newly active development organization that exists to create affordable housing opportunities in the region of western and northwestern Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma—recently received a $16,000 Partnership Grant Program award from Arvest Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB)…

From FHLB press release: Though established as a 501(c)3 in 2005, Regional Housing Solutions, a community housing development organization, is newly active under the leadership of a new board of directors, as well as a new CEO, Mark Whitmer and COO Karen Phillips… [Whitmer is CEO of C-SCDC and Phillips is the agency’s COO]

The October Everett Chevrolet Big Bass Event—whose proceeds went to Children’s House of Economic Opportunity Agency of Washington County was a big success, reeling in over $16,500...

Employees of the Month: Shunta Henderson—Center Manager for CAPCA’s Gould Head Start Center—was named the Community Action Program for Central Arkansas’s October 2015 Employee of the Month

Team Arkansas Pays Oklahoma a Visit – Oklahoma recently played host to the 2015 Region VI Annual Conference and the attendees included a healthy Arkansas contingent…

Community Action Facebook Family

Does your family circle of friends need expanding? Why not check out the Facebook pages of these various community action agencies and their affiliates? We bet you’ll see plenty there to “like”!

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