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April 2016 Newsletter – Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association

Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association

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The Action – April 2016

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ACAAA Actions • Agency News & AnnouncementsA

2016 ACAAA Annual Conference, May 25-27

CAPPY and Action Award nominations now being accepted
Executive Director Checklist
ACAAA t-shirts soon-to-be-available as part of the association’s big statewide NCAF fundraiser - Thursday at the Annual Conference will be T-shirt day!

ACAAA Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, April 20

Free instructional webinars about Microsoft Office Suite starting May 11 – see newsletter for monthly webinar dates from May through December, plus more info and registration

Upcoming Actions • Mark Your Calendars!

Office of Community Services has announced that it has received notification that more LIHEAP funding has been released

Emergency Solutions Grant Application Packet for the 2016-2017 year is due Monday, May 2

National Energy and Utility Affordability Coalition will be holding its Annual Conference – Building Bridges: The New Frontier! — from June 6-8 In Denver, CO

CAPLAW National Training Conference – June 22-24 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

NASCSP 2016 Annual Training Conference –  September 27-30 in Omaha, NE

Educational Action • Webinars & Materials of Interest

Housing Compliance Source training – BASIC Low Income Housing Tax Credit Class, April 11-12 in Little Rock

4Good.org is offering a free webinar – Effective Strategic Planning Part 2: Plan Development, Wednesday, April 13

Network for Good is offering a free webinar – Nonprofit 911: Overcoming Your Board’s Fear of Fundraising, Tuesday, April 19

4Good.org is offering a free webinar – Tools for More Effective Board Meetings, Wednesday, April 20

GrantSpace is offering a free webinar – Introduction to Finding Grants, Wednesday, April 20

Community Action Partnership is conducting a series of free Learning Communities webinars including five in April – more information and registration

Community Action Partnership is conducting a Community Economic Development and Community Action series of four webinars scheduled from April through July

CAPLAW, in collaboration with the national Community Action Partnership, is conducting a five-part free webinar series in April: the CAA Leaders’ Legal Guide, which “aims to provide new and seasoned CAA Leaders with an overview of the many legal requirements that they will work with on a regular basis.”

Office of Community Services instructional brochure – The History and Structure of the CSBG Network provides an organizational overview and thumbnail profiles of all the network's components

VirtualCAP RoundUP, Volume 2 Issue 3

Agency Actions • News & Notes from around the State

Local Girl Asks For Donations Instead Of Presents For Birthday, KSFM
She asked that donations be made to the River Valley Regional Food Bank, the food bank operated by Crawford-Sebastian Community Development Council

Employees of the Month

2016 NCAF Legislative Conference

We saw a healthy Arkansas contingent turn out for this year’s National Community Action Foundation Legislative Conference...

Social Action – Community Action Facebook Family

See newsletter for links to Facebook pages of each CAAs in Arkansas.

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