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National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) Webinar Series:  Results Oriented Management and Accountability Next Generation (ROMA NG)

The initial comment period for ROMA NG ends April 1, 2016.  Visit NASCSP’s website to review each component of ROMA Next Generation.

CAA Board Standards presented by Denise Harlow

October, 2015

State-Issued Organizational Standards Memorandum

State-Issued OS CSBG Informational Memorandum (IM)

Model State Plan (CSBG)

 July 2015

CSBG Organizational Standards

CSBG OS Calendar of Board Actions

CSBG OS Calendar or Required Actions

June 2015

Introduction to Risk Management

Succession Plan 2015

Succession Planning CSBG 4.5 (PowerPoint Presentation)

Risk Management and Policies (PPT)

 March 2015

CAP Risk Assessment Tool & Risk Management Policies

February, 2015

CSBG Organizational Standards (Private and Public CEE standards)

Private Self-Assessment Tools pdf (visit CAP website for Word version)

Public Self-Assessment Tools pdf (visit CAP website for Word version)

• CSBG Organizational Standards Glossary of Terms

Jan, 2015

• New Organizational Standards (PowerPoint)

• CSBG Accountability Measures & Data Collection

• CSBG State Establishment of Organizational Standards

• Non-Profit CEO Succession Plan

Community Action Partnership Community Needs Assessment Online Tool (updated 2015)

This tool provides basic data on counties and states through an online data
retrieval system and provides you with a downloadable, and editable
Word document which can serve as a basis for conducting a more detailed CCNA.

Half in TenThe Campaign to Cut Poverty In Half in Ten Years
Current articles about creating jobs, strengthening families. promoting economic security, and ending poverty. Interactive poverty map, webinars and more.

Boardsource – Build Effective Non-Profit Boards

Virtualcap – A national resource to support excellence in community action

Urban InstituateResearch of Record
Research on a wide variety of topics ranging from education and employment to infrastructure and housing. – Grant maker & nonprofit data management apps – Use apps on the 1st nonprofit Platform as a Service – Find and share nonprofit resources -Get free online training – Grant maker due diligence

Sign Up Genius — free online tool for scheduling appointments, auditions, volunteer time, whatever!

Volunteer Spot — free online scheduling tool

• Fundraising Kit In a Box free 15-page guide from Network for Good

• Roma Certified Trainers in New Mexico

Many 501(c)(3) organizations-including CAAs-use social media to promote their programs, activities and success stories. And some  use it for advocacy focused around special events such as the State of the Union address.

Download this fact sheet from the Alliance for Justice’s Bolder Advocacy project to ensure that you are “legally” using social media for advocacy; you know when social media needs to be counted as lobbying; and that your agency avoids posting partisan content. Legal Tips on Using Social Media for Advocacy.