Legal Issues Unique to CAAs

Legal Issues Unique to CAAs

Working with Community Action Agencies (CAAs) on legal matters can sometimes be challenging for outside counsel. The myriad of federal grants that CAAs receive requires compliance with layers of requirements that can make seemingly simple issues more involved and...
Legal Issues Unique to CAAs

Mergers as a Strategy for Success

Many nonprofit organizations view mergers as a last resort, a reaction to financial distress or leadership vacuum. But what if CAA leaders considered mergers proactively—as a way to encourage organizational growth, strengthen effectiveness, replicate best...
Legal Issues Unique to CAAs

An Exploration of Shared Administrative Services

Faced with government budget cuts and increased competition for funding, CAAs are exploring various alternatives for sharing or combining resources to reduce their operational costs and increase their efficiency and effectiveness. Sharing administrative services with...
Shared Services With State Association Involvement

Shared Services With State Association Involvement

This case study examines how one state association was able to facilitate an exploration of sharing services among several Community Action Agencies in its state. The case study is based on CAPLAW’s interview with Elaine West, who at the time was the executive...
Shared Services With State Association Involvement

Merger of Two Minnesota CAAs

This case study presents an example of the combination of a CAA experiencing financial difficulties with a larger and healthier CAA. The case study is based on CAPLAW’s interview with Dr. Leah Pigatti, executive director of Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership...