Merger of a Maine CAA and Non-CAA

Merger of a Maine CAA and Non-CAA

This case study is based on CAPLAW’s interview with Mike Tarpinian, Chief Executive Officer of the Opportunity Alliance in Portland, Maine, about the merger of a Community Action Agency, Peoples’ Regional Opportunity Program, Inc., with Youth Alternatives Ingraham to...
Purposeful Planning: Board & Staff Processes

Purposeful Planning: Board & Staff Processes

Learn how to structure your planning processes to yield useful frameworks to guide financial, program, and leadership choices…and how to avoid unfocused, duplicative, unbearably long planning processes that drain resources and yield untouched doorstops. This...
Board Composition and Selection Best Practices

Board Composition and Selection Best Practices

Use this Board Composition and Selection Best Practices checklist to assess how your board elects board members, what your selection procedures you use, and whether the makeup of the board complies with the requirements of the federal CSBG Act.
Bylaws Toolkit

Bylaws Toolkit

CAPLAW’s Bylaws Toolkit is just what you need to make your organization’s bylaws clear, effective, and up-to-date. The toolkit outlines key concepts for your agency’s bylaws, such as the authority of the Board of Directors, petitions for board representation,...
Sample Attorney Engagement Letter

Sample Attorney Engagement Letter

This Sample Attorney Consultant Engagement Letter is an example of the type of agreement a CAA could enter into with outside counsel to obtain assistance on particular legal matters.