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January/February 2018 Newsletter – CAPO

Community Action Partnership of Oregon

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CAPO newsletter – January/February 2018
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ACCESS Opens an Affordable Housing Complex for Veterans

Seventeen Veterans are out of the cold, just in time for Christmas, thanks to a new housing development in Medford - ACCESS's Victory Place, a 17-unit affordable Housing complex for Veterans – read full article.

What Makes a Good Board Member?

While all effective board members understand and meet their basic responsibilities, truly exceptional board members do more.  In addition to highlighting important behaviors to avoid, this resource outlines six characteristics of good board members.

OPB's Think Out Loud program interviews Community Action Executive Director

Community Action Executive Director Renee Bruce was interviewed on Oregon Public Broadcasting's Think Out Loud last month.  Renee discussed an ordinance being considered by the City of Beaverton that would prohibit people from sleeping in their vehicles on city streets in an effort to reduce homelessness.  She addressed how this would not help those dealing with homelessness, and in fact, would increase the hardships these people already face.

Upcoming Spring Training Dates

Stand for Your Mission Awards: Apply now

This award has been created to recognize the critical role that nonprofit boards play in advocating for their organization's mission.  There is a $5,000 cash award for boards that have established advocacy as a board responsibility and are helping their organizations set priorities in partnership with local, state, or federal policymakers – Stand for Your Mission Awards (Jan. 26 deadline), BoardSource.

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