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August 2017 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

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Region I Reports - August 2, 2017
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NEW: OSCOE Special Upcoming Webinar: Beyond Strategic Planning

The Organizational Standards Center of Excellence (OSCOE) is hosting a webinar titled Beyond Strategic Planning "By the Book": A Market-Driven Approach to Strategy on August 14, 2:00 PM, presented by Irv Katz, former CEO of the National Human Services Assembly.

Description: Effective planning requires rigor and investment but need not be especially protracted or costly. This session suggests that a focus on three processes, pursued in an integrated manner, can produce strategic direction which allows an organization to thrive in the context of the realities in which it operates.  The three are:  strategic engagement, marketplace analysis, and "Good to Great" analysis (assessment of the agency based on key elements of the book of that name by Jim Collins)-an unorthodox mix that can prepare an organization to discover what its constituents and the marketplace need for it to be and do.

2nd Virtual ROMA Round Table Held!

In an effort to bring together Nationally Certified ROMA Trainers and Implementers in Region I to share resources and best practices of ROMA implementation in their agency and state, Region I has held two virtual Regional ROMA Round Tables so far this year – see CAFCA’s RPIC page and scroll down for more info including webinar recording and slides.

In case you missed it...

During the Annual In-Service Continuing Education Program (ICEP) held in April, the National Peer to Peer (NPtP) Network conducted two presentations around the CSBG Annual Report and Community Level Work.

ROMA-NG and Annual Report webinars held earlier this summer – ROMA Next Generation and CSBG Annual Report recording – CSBG Annual Report, Understanding Module 4, Individual and Family Level recording – CSBG Annual Report, Understanding Module 3, Community Level – recording.

Organizational Standards 2.0: A Webinar Series

The Partnership's Organizational Standards Center of Excellence (OSCOE) continues its webinar series for Community Action Agencies, State Associations, and State CSBG Lead Agencies.  The series is designed to provide continuing support for agencies to meet and exceed the Organizational Standards – access webinar recordings for categories 1-7: Category Eight: Financial Operations (August 8).

Learning Communities Resource Center Update

This fall, the Learning Communities Resource Center (LCRC) will continue its series with The Futures Project on developing and using a local theory of change.  The Futures Project is an initiative working with CAAs in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to advance the clarity, impact, and performance of the agencies' work. Over the course of the year, agencies are working in collaboration with the Prosperity Agenda, to share data and storytelling with the aim of collectively communicating the impact of their work to build a new future for people affected by poverty.

  • The Futures Project Session 3: The “How” Part 1 (Sept. 18) – register
  • The Futures Project Session 4: The “How” Part 2 (Sept. 27) – register

National Partner T/TA Opportunities & Resources

CAPLAW's Two-Part Mergers & Shared Services Webinar Series!

  • Part One: An Exploration of Shared Administrative Services – recording and slides
  • Part Two: Mergers as a Strategy for Success – recording and slides

CSBG Organizational Standards Resources Guide!
Check out CAPLAW's newly launched online guide, where resources developed by CAPLAW and the national Community Action Partnership are linked to specific CSBG Organizational Standards to help Community Action Agencies in their compliance efforts.

Webinar: Transforming Business Models
The Nonprofit Assistance Fund is offering a free webinar on August 22, 2017 from 12:00PM - 1:00PM CDT.  The webinar will discuss the financial structure of nonprofits, broken down into four core components: revenue mix, infrastructure and expenses, program cost, and capital structure, define the business model that creates value for the community and sustains the business entity – more info and registration.

National/Regional Events Calendar and RPIC Links & Resources

See newsletter for listings

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