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Empowering Your Board for Success – CAPLAW

In this webinar recording, we address the unique make-up of a CAA board and discuss techniques for improving board recruitment. We also explore ways to boost board member engagement by building and nurturing relationships with board members and managing seemingly unresponsive and/or contentious board members. We also discuss ways to keep your board focused on furthering and developing your organization’s strategy.

Board Transformation Toolkits

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence has developed a series of free Board Transformation Toolkits that provide the groundwork for boards to learn new skills, reflect on their strengths and plan steps to become even stronger.

Community Action Whole-Systems Thinking & Learning Tool

InterACTION! is a visual thinking and learning tool that uses conversation and game-like strategies to engage Community Action staff, board members and stakeholders. The objective of InterACTION! is to build energy, develop understanding of whole systems thinking, and create action plans for agency improvement.

Searching for Sugar Man – Academy Award WINNER – Best Documentary Feature

Community Action Book Club – Selection for April 2013 – Searching for Sugar Man – Something different this month – a film rather than a book! This Academy Award winning feature documentary can help with reflecting on how we much we really understand about those we serve and on our own lives as well.

American Winter – HBO Documentary

American Winter is a timely documentary that follows the personal stories of families struggling in the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.