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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...
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...
Democratic Selection Procedures in a Pandemic

Shared Services between Two Minnesota CAAs

This case study presents an example of a collaboration between two nonprofit Community Action Agencies to share administrative services, which has since grown to include shared program staff. The case study is based on CAPLAW’s interviews with Paul Carlson and...
Democratic Selection Procedures in a Pandemic

Merger between an Arizona CAA and Non-CAA

This case study presents an example of a parent-subsidiary merger between a small, non-profit CAA facing significant financial challenges and a larger, more financially robust non-profit organization providing overlapping social services in the same service area. The...
Democratic Selection Procedures in a Pandemic

Leadership Lessons: Pro Action of Steuben and Yates

When the board of directors of Pro Action of Steuben and Yates, Inc. gathered for their monthly meeting at the organization’s offices in Bath, New York on February 18, 2020, they had no idea that it would be the last time they would sit in the same room for over half...