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August 2016 Newsletter – North Carolina Community Action Association

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FREE SEACAA 2016 Preconference Workshop: “Building High Involvement Teams”

This session will be an intensive condensed session on one of the favorite SEACAA Certification Modules, “Building High Involvement Teams”.  After attending this session you will have a clear understanding of the high quality training provided through the Certification process.

Ten Reasons Why Strategic Plans Fail in Implementation

Consulting firm, Performance Partners, says a shared vision and strategy, where direction is clear and understood, is vital to the success of the highest performing organizations.  It’s the real-time decisions, too often made quickly and with frustratingly incomplete information, that determine whether the company will survive or thrive...

Driving to Self-Sufficiency!

Randy T. was a 30- year old unemployed, married father of 3 when he found out about the I-CARE CSBG Building Opportunities for Self-sufficiency (BOSS) program in Alexander County. He enrolled in the program and gained a renewed sense of hope and confidence that his employment status would soon change... Randy is now a trained, qualified, full-time professional truck driver employed by RK Hydro-Vac and earns $17.00 per hour. He humbly stated, “The BOSS program made this all possible and I can’t thank the program enough.”

Agency Hosts AT&T Access Launch Event

Southeastern Community & Family Services, Inc. hosted an event to share the good news about the AT&T Access program which pro- vides low-cost internet services to eligible low-income customers...

Raising Hope

The votes are all in and our cow has a name – “Hope.”  The Association extends a big cow hug to all members who took time to cast a vote for their favorite name.  Your participation is appreciated and important as we move forward with the launch of our Holy Cow! Let’s End Poverty initiative.  Together we are raising Hope!

Holy Cow!  Hope is Going to Austin

Hope -- the Holy Cow! Let’s End Poverty ambassador will travel to the national Community Action Partnership Conference in Austin, TX.  The initiative, spearheaded by the NC Community Action Association (NCCAA) is three-fold – first, it helps raise awareness about poverty and the plight of the poor.  Secondly it helps to raise financial resources to help community action agencies plug holes and fill gaps with unrestricted funds, and finally, it provides an opportunity to educate our communities about the valuable work community action agencies across North Carolina and the country do each day to help strengthen families, agencies and communities...

Other items of interest

  • NCCAA and Corporate Partner Present Workshop at National Conference
  • “How to Show Your Impact to Funders in Less than 60 Minutes” using the New GuideStar Non-Profit Profiles
  • Weatherization and Duke Energy Helping Home Fund Programs Making a Difference
  • How much do you really know about Parliamentary Procedures?
  • Agency Events
    • Affordable Housing Group’s 50th
    • Anniversary Gala (October 12th)
    • Action Pathways will sponsor its 8th Annual Driving Out Hunger Golf Tournament (August 17th)
  • Agency Highlight: Johnston-Lee-Harnett: Making It Happen

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