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August 2017 Newsletter – North Carolina Community Action Association

North Carolina Community Action Association


NC Empowered – August 2017
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Updates on “Holy Cow! Let’s End Poverty Initiative

NCCAA created Holy Cow! Let’s End Poverty to stir up more interest and awareness about poverty and at the same time create opportunities for agencies to generate unrestricted income – funds that can be used in any way the agency determines to be in its best interest.


How to Make Your Office More Efficient

Three tips for streamlining your operations (see newsletter for details):

  1. Kick clutter to the curb
  2. Make sure  your organizational system works
  3. Promote teamwork

Become a Certified Community Action Professional (CCAP)

  • Are you committed to the vision and values of Community Action?
  • Are you committed to maintaining high ethical standards of professional conduct?
  • Are you ready to showcase your experience and knowledge about  the history, vision, and values of Community Action, as well as,  the principles  of good management?

If you answered yes to the questions above, consider becoming a CCAP! The Office of Economic Opportunity and NCCAA have partnered to provide NC Community Action professionals an opportunity  to become a CCAP by sponsoring and coordinating a cohort of NC CCAP Candidates – see newsletter for details.

Other Items

  • 2018 NCCAA Annual Conference, May 8-11, Asheville, NC
  • 2017 NCCAA Calendar

Agency Talk

  • Jeanne Tedrow named CEO, NC Center for Nonprofits
  • Summer internship at NCCAA ends for local high school senior
  • Native son, Rocky Cabagnot, named executive director of SRCAA
  • Head Start success story is proof: Community action can pave the way to self-sufficiency, SRCAA

Duke Energy Helping Home Fund

Duke Energy Helping Home Fund to serve 700 additional income-qualified North Carolina families

  • Households will receive  energy-saving upgrades through $2.5 million investment
  • 3,500 North Carolina families already  have  benefited  from program  since  2015

See newsletter for additional information including customer testimonials

What Gives You Hope During Tough Times!

Vital lessons learned from Helen Watson, Marketing Manager, eBay (see newsletter for details)

  1. Learn to trust yourself
  2. Focus on what you’re learning
  3. Ease your expectations
  4. Open up to someone you trust
  5. Use hope to drive positive action

Upcoming Training Events

Two all-day training events being held during SEACAA’s Annual Conference in Biloxi, MS

Regional Board Summit 2017
October 31, 2017

The Indispensable Administrative Assistant
November 1, 2017


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