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Twitter 99: When You’re Not Ready for the 101
 
Original broadcast dates:  April 13 and May 3, 2012

Click here to view the May 3 recording 

Click here to view the April 13 recording  (with video so it may take a few minutes to buffer)

Click here to view the April 13 presentation pdf

Speakers:
Jesyca Rodenberg, Kansas Association of Community Action Programs Josiah Masingale, Colorado Community Action Association
and Denise Harlow, Community Action Partnership
 
In May 2012, we celebrate National Community Action Month. As part of your organization’s plans to honor, exhibit, and promote your efforts to Make America a Better Place to Live, we invite you to join ‘HASHTAG OF PROMISE: #CommunityAction’, a united social media campaign, on May 8, 2012.

To help Community Action Agencies and Staff get ready, we are hosting a one hour webinar on Twitter basics for Community Action Agencies and staff.

Presented by Community Action colleagues, this webinar will give you the tools you need to easily participate in HASHTAG OF PROMISE: #CommunityAction’, on May 8th.



Corralling Conflict and Managing Miscues

Original broadcast date: March 28, 2012 

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Speaker:  Debra Pagel, Wipfli

Summary:
This webinar covers how to manage conflict in the work place.  Attendees learn techniques to maintain an environment conducive to productive inter-personal communications in all aspects of the work an Agency does.

Attendee Takeaways:

• Tools to identify conflict in the workplace
• Tools to prevent conflict in the workplace
• Tools to manage conflict in the workplace



Cost Allocation Celebration

Original broadcast date: February 23

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Speaker:  Kevin Myren, CPA

Summary:
The webinar covered cost allocation as outlined in OMB circular A-122.  Participants  learnee about different approaches to cost allocation in addition to some best practices.

Attendee Takeaways:

•    Composition of total costs
•    What is reasonable cost
•    What is an allocable cost
•    What is an indirect cost, what is a direct cost
•    Characteristics of an effective cost allocation plan


 

Audit Audacity
 
 
Original broadcast date: January 26, 2012

 
Speakers:
Terence Cook
Scott Goldberg

Summary:
The training covers tips, tools and tactics to prepare organizations for successful completion of an A-133 audit. Cook and Goldberg present key concepts vital in navigating the audit mine field. This webinar is presented in an interview format.

  

Attendee Takeaways:

  • A better understanding of A-133 audits and how to prepare for them.
  • Basic tools to assist in preparing and completing an A-133 audit.




Budget Bombshell: Budgeting Practices for OMB A-110 Compliance 


Original broadcast date: December 20, 2011

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Speaker:
Kevin Myren, CPA 

Summary:
This is a free training on budgeting in compliance with OMB A-110.  The training includes indicators for measuring upcoming problems and successes, best practices in budget development and monitoring and key systemic financial indicators to catch problems and gauge success.

Takeaways:

  • What does OMB A-110 require for reporting/analysis
  • What are some of the best practices in budget development and monitoring
  • What are the best practices for financial reporting that meet the OMB requirements (and good governance)
  • How to identify key financial and systemic indicators of developing problems and successes



What’s Risk Got To Do With It? Risk Mitigation and Assessment for CAAs through IM 112


Original broadcast date: November 30th

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Speaker:
Kay Sohl

Summary:
The webinar covers IM-112 and its application in a Community Action Agency.  Specific focus areas include the relevance of IM-112 after ARRA, as well as a broader perspective on Board involvement in risk assessment.  In addition, the webinar covers new risk assessment checklists for program managers, low-income Board members, and internal controls based on the Risk Assessment Toolkit.

 

Takeaways:

  • A better understanding of IM-112 and its application post ARRA funding.
  • Possible roles of low-income board members in risk assessment and the control environment.
  • How to implement new IM-112 checklists in performing a risk assessment. 



HR Policy Pushup: How to Pump Up Your Policy and Procedures Manual


Original broadcast date: October 27th 

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Speaker:
Debra Pagel

Summary:
Based on your feedback from our 2011 Annual Convention we are offering a follow-up training to Debra Pagel’s “Creating an Effective Human Resources Policy and Procedures Manual”.  We will cover the building blocks of an effective Policy and Procedures Manual which creates the foundation of efficient HR management and execution.

Takeaways:

  • Learn the purpose and importance of a Human Resources Policy and Procedures Manual
  • The importance of Human Resources reviews/audits and when they should be conducted 
  • The steps to completing a Human Resources review/audit·        
  • What should be included in the different sections of a Human Resources Policy and Procedure Manual


 
How Can We Help?
Live Demonstration of the National CSBG T/TA Website

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Original broadcast date: Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Summary
The Community Action Partnership and the National Association for State Community Services Programs are very pleased to offer a guided tour of our joint enterprise, The CSBG T/TA Website. Created through the OCS-funded National Training Center (Partnership) and CSBG Clearinghouse (NASCSP), it has many resources to assist our Network: Agencies, Associations and State CSBG Offices can enter T/TA requests, look up highly-qualified consultants, access T/TA materials, join our moderated discussion forums, look up Community Action events across the country, and more!


Presenters
Lil Dupree, Andy Cruz and Cashin Yiu, Community Action Partnership
Jeannie Chaffin and Sandra Mendez, National Association of State Community Services Programs


Who Should Attend

  • CAA staff and board members
  • State and Regional Associations
  • State CSBG Offices

Takeaway

  • Ability to use the very cool new National CSBG T/TA System!


The Community Action Brand and The Community Action Promise Webinar

Duane Knapp, who advises leading brands worldwide, including Community Action, and Avril Weisman deliver a webinar on Creating a Community Action Brand and Delivering Your Promise. Don’t miss this important information and find out why every person in your CAA can help to make an impact in your community and on the Community Action network nationwide.

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CCAP Overview  Webinar

Overview and information on the Certified Community Action Professional program—Click below to access on the New York State Community Action website.

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Pathways to Excellence Webinar

Overview and information on this flagship Excellence program—Fundamentals, background, and how to participate.

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Standards of Excellence Webinar

History, background and categories of the Community Action Standards of Excellence.

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Second REES Webinar

Community Action Agencies Working With Racial Equity Outcomes—Mary Virtue and John Edwards, Jr.

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First REES Webinar

Community Action Agencies Working With Racial Equity Outcomes—Mary Virtue and Lois Carson


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  REPORTS

US Census Bureau - The Research Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2010
 
The US Census Bureau—with assistance from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and in consultation with other appropriate agencies and outside experts—introduced a new measure of poverty to complement the official measure, which has been in use since the 1960s. The official measure will continue to be produced every year and be used to assess eligibility for government programs and determine funding distribution. The supplemental poverty measure, on the other hand, is intended to better reflect contemporary social and economic realities and government policy effects and thus provide a further understanding of economic conditions and trends.
 

On November 7, the Census Bureau released a report,
The Research Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2010, which presents estimates of the prevalence of poverty at the national level in 2010— overall and for selected demographic groups—for both the official and supplemental measures. To download a copy, go to http://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/p60-241.pdf




Restoring Shared Prosperity: Strategies to Cut Poverty and Expand Economic Growth

 
The Half in Ten campaign released its first annual report establishing a baseline to track progress toward cutting poverty in half in ten years. The report, Restoring Shared Prosperity: Strategies to Cut Poverty and Expand Economic Growth, contains data on a number of indicators and will describe where the nation stands on creating good jobs, promoting economic security for all, and strengthening families. To download a copy, click here .

Half in Ten has compiled a toolkit to facilitate use of the report and its data.  To download a copy, go to http://halfinten.org/uploads/support_files/HalfinTen_RestoringSharedProsperity_Toolkit.pdf



The National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) has published the 2010 Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Annual Report.

The report highlights how local and state Community Action Agencies utilized federal CSBG funds to help 20.3 million low-income individuals achieve economic stability.  It features measurable outcomes, such as gaining employment and building assets, of CSBG’s effectiveness based on data from NASCSP’s Community Services Block Grant Information Survey (CSBG IS)—which includes responses from all 52 CSBG grantees.
 
To read the highlights, go to
http://www.nascsp.org/data/files/csbg_publications/annual_reports/highlights/nascsp%2010%20csbg%20highlights%20final.pdf
 
To read the state facts sheets, go to
http://www.nascsp.org/data/files/csbg_publications/annual_reports/action_reports/2010%20state%20fact%20sheets_final.pdf 
 
To read the report, go to
http://www.nascsp.org/data/files/csbg_publications/annual_reports/annual%20report%2010%20final.pdf
 



US Census Bureau - Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2010 report

 
According to data released by the US Census Bureau, there were 46.2 million people in poverty in 2010, up from 43.6 million in 2009 ─ the fourth consecutive annual increase and the largest number in the 52 years for which poverty estimates have been published. In addition, the number of people without health insurance coverage in 2010 was 49.9 million, up from 49.0 million in 2009.
 
The data was included in the Census Bureau’s Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2010 report.
 
To read the news release, go to http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/income_wealth/cb11-157.html
 
To read the report, go to http://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/p60-239.pdf



US Census Bureau – 2010 American Community Survey

The US Census Bureau has released findings from the 2010 American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS provides annual, up-to-date socioeconomic information, and—along with 2010 Census statistics— forms the basis for the annual allocation of more than $400 billion in federal funds to state and local governments.
 
The findings cover more than 40 topics—including poverty, income, and health insurance data—and are available for all 50 states, every congressional district and metropolitan area, and all counties and places with populations of 65,000 or more.

To find statistics for your community and state, go to the Census Bureau’s American Fact Finder database,
http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/searchresults.xhtml?refresh=t
 
For ACS highlights, go to
http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/pdf/acs_2010_highlights.pdf
 
For more information on the ACS
http://www.census.gov/acs/www/




CSBG Policy Recommendations to HHS-ACF

In response to the invitation from the Administration for Children and Families to provide input on the future shape of CSBG our organizations convened a group of leaders from Community Action Agencies, State CSBG offices, state Community Action Associations and the national organizations.  These leaders have been meeting in work groups to craft recommendations for ACF/HHS.  

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Road to Shared Prosperity interactive story map

 
Half in Ten and the Coalition on Human Needs, two of the Community Action Partnership’s key partners, have launched an interactive story map called “Road to Shared Prosperity,” www.halfinten.org/stories .  The site features personal stories from individuals who have been personally affected by programs—including Community Action—now on the chopping block in the deficit-reduction debate.  Visitors to the site can search by state or topic area for video and written testimonies paired with specific data on a state’s economic and social situation.  To find all 11 data points for a state, simply click on the state and then go to “more on X state."


 

CSBG Working Group – Creating CSBG's Future

The Administration's 2012 budget recommended reducing CSBG by fifty percent and transforming it from a formula-based program to a competitive grant program.  NASCSP, the Community Action Partnership and other partners have had meetings with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Acting Assistant Secretary, David Hansell and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Mark Greenberg and others who have indicated a willingness to work together on the future shape of CSBG and Community Action.  They have acknowledged that the Network will continue to pursue appropriate funding to meet the needs of families and communities of America.

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2011 National Community Action Month (May) Toolkit


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The 2011 National Community Action Month Toolkit, “Community Action 2011: Working for Opportunity and Economic Security in America," contains information and sample materials and news releases to help Community Action Agencies prepare to commemorate National Community Action Month in May.


 

Understanding CSBG Accountability in the Current Political Environment

The National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) has developed this fact sheet to help CAAs address possible concerns about ROMA and CSBG.



A Better Budget for All: Saving Our Economy and Helping Those in Need

http://www.chn.org/pdf/2011/BetterBudget4AllReport.pdf
 
 A Better Budget for All: Saving Our Economy and Helping Those in Need
, a new report published by the Coalition on Human Needs, shows how the proposed federal budget cuts would affect vulnerable individuals and families who are struggling during the Great Recession, and damage the country’s fragile economic recovery.  The report also features stories on how Community Action Agencies use federal funding to provide much-needed services for low-income Americans.



CSBG/Budget PowerPoint slides

CAAs – feel free to download these slides* and use them for talking and message points in your local communities to help frame the debate and mobilize support for our critical Community Action programs that vulnerable individuals and families need now more than ever. 

* The slides are from Don Mathis’ presentation during the February 25 “A Better Budget for All—Saving Our Economy and Helping Those in Need” webinar sponsored by the Coalition on Human Needs.



2011 Earned Income Tax Credit Resources

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) training materials now available.

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Valuable ARRA Oversight Guidance from the HHS Office of the Inspector General

 
Lori Pilcher, Assistant Inspector General for Grants, Internal Activities & Information Technology Audits, Office of Inspector General, US Department of Health & Human Services, made a timely and valuable presentation at last week’s Florida Community Action Association Training Conference, which she has graciously made available to the Community Action Network! It has in-depth information about the HHS Office of the Inspector General’s activities to date, and critical guidance around upcoming audits and activities.

Please click here to access this powerpoint presentation.




The Promise of Community Action

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