A National Resource to Support Excellence in Community Action

2017 Summer Conference – Michigan Community Action

Michigan Community Action

2017 Summer Conference

July 10-13 in Thompsonville, MI

Conference Web Page

Conference Resources

Access information and material related to the conference including Auction Item Donation Form, Sponsorship Form and Exhibitor Form.

MCA’s summer conference is also the time money is raised for the Friends of Michigan Community Action, our political action committee.  Our annual reception for the 52 Club Members and auction is a great time to socialize with colleagues and get some great deals!

Featured Speakers

See the conference web page for information about each speaker .

  • Nick Lyon, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, MDHHS Update
  • Daniel Leonard, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, MEDC Update
  • Joseph K. West, Duane Morris LLP, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace and Community
  • Earl Poleski, Michigan State Housing Authority, MSHDA Update
  • Mark Horvath, Invisible People, Changing the Story of Homelessness
  • Cynthia Farrell, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, MDHHS Update
  • David Bradley, NCAF, Legislative Update

Breakout Sessions

This year's conference will feature more than 30 sessions.  See the conference web page for a description of each session.

*Bridges Out of Poverty – Two-day session (Tuesday and Wednesday)
*Head Start Directors Meeting, all day (Tuesday)
*MCA Leadership Development Institute (all afternoon on Wednesday)
*History of Community Action with David Bradley (all morning on Thursday)

Tuesday, July 11

Morning Sessions

  • Using Community Commons for Data for Your CNA
  • CAA Showcase 1
    • Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency - CONNECT Call Center & Program Integration
    • Ottawa County Community Action Agency - Innovations in Energy Efficiency and Assistance
    • Mid Michigan Community Action Agency - New Applicant Tracking System
  • Accounting and Auditing Update
  • MemberClicks: Using MCA’s Website to Connect with Colleagues
  • CAA Showcase 2
    • Genesee County Community Action Resource Department - Meet Up & Eat Up Program
    • Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency – Community Ventures Program
    • Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency – CAA Alliance Regional Coordination of Water Residential Assistance Program (WRAP)
  • Internal Control Requirements Over Client Case Files

Afternoon Sessions

  • Analyzing Data for Your CAA
  • Finance for Nonprofits: How Is Is Different from Accounting?
  • CAA Executive Director Panel: Ask Us Anything (About CAAs!)
  • CAA Customer Satisfaction
  • Overview of Types of Funding and Trends in Contract Design
  • The ROMA Implementer Process: Get Ready to Get One at Your CAA

Wednesday, July 12

Morning Sessions

  • FACSPro Fundamentals: System Admin Q&A
  • Methods for Handling Indirect Costs
  • Nonprofit Advocacy: Rules of the Game
  • MDHHS's New Integrated Service Delivery System
  • Excellence in Community Action: Pathways, CCAP, and SoE Explained
  • FACSPro Ad Hoc Reporting
  • Internal Controls: Coordinating Between Systems Design and Implementation
  • ROMA Training for Boards
  • Financial Capability Network

 Afternoon Sessions

  • Promising Practices: Bundled Services, Two Generational Approaches, and Community Level Initiatives
  • Using Social Media to Increase Brand Awareness
  • Getting the Most from Your Retirement Advisor
  • How OSPro for Organizational Standards Can Help Keep Your Agency on Track AND FACSPro HMIS and ChildPlus Imports
  • Engaging Community Through Social Media
  • Understanding ROMA Next Generation and the CSBG Annual Report

Thursday morning, July 13

  • How to Report Community Level Work for the CSBG Annual Report
  • MCA Board of Directors Meeting
  • Finding, Training, and Maintaining a Community Action Board


Submit a Comment