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.
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.
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.
Expanding Understanding About Poverty: Activities to Help with Staff/Board Development and to Increase Community Awareness.
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 is a timely documentary that follows the personal stories of families struggling in the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.
Use this interactive online game to help people really learn about the tough choices facing many Americans each and every day!
Here are seven varied documentaries that can be used to build awareness about poverty and to generate ideas on how issues such as these could be addressed in your community.