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All a-Board! Series: Duty of Care (Purpose)

All a-Board! Series: Board Chair Role and Responsibilities (People)

This video examines the roles and responsibilities of a CAA board chair. It highlights the vital leadership the board chair provides to the board and emphasizes the importance of the chair/executive director relationship to a vibrant, healthy organization. Join us again in the studio as late-night...

All a-Board! Series: Duty of Care (Purpose)

All a-Board! Series: Terms and Term Limits (Process)

Like pruning a plant to encourage growth and fruitfulness, a CAA board of directors can implement requirements to facilitate turnover and help keep itself fresh and energized. Establishing terms for board service and a limit on the number of terms a board member may serve are two such...

Public CAA Boards

Public CAA Boards

Tripartite boards of public Community Action Agencies (CAAs) face unique challenges in overseeing programs funded by the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) and other sources. While their relationship with local government provides lines of communication to individuals with authority and...

Democratic Selection Procedures in a Pandemic

Democratic Selection Procedures in a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a multitude of unprecedented challenges for CAAs. One of the challenges that has spurred CAAs to innovate is the need to recruit and elect representatives of the low-income community to serve on the tripartite board.While serious obstacles to client engagement...

Do’s and Don’ts of Workplace COVID-19 Vaccinations

Do’s and Don’ts of Workplace COVID-19 Vaccinations

As Community Action Agencies continue to adapt and evolve in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, their strategies for protecting employees from serious illness resulting from COVID-19 has shifted from mitigating the risk of transmission via measures like PPE and social distancing to...

Democratic Selection Procedures in a Pandemic

Raising the Low-Income Voice

Since the inception of the Economic Opportunity Act, a fundamental goal of Community Action has been to provide low-income individuals with a voice in the administration of its poverty alleviating programs. With the Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) Act's call to achieve “maximum participation”...

Weatherproofing CAA Bylaws

Weatherproofing CAA Bylaws

The COVID-19 pandemic presented numerous challenges for CAAs that impacted existing governance structures and practices. Due to widespread restrictions on gathering, many boards were unable to meet in person or had to postpone regular meetings. For a significant number of CAAs, the pandemic...