What's New at CAPLAW?

 

new Shared Services Case Study

This case study is based on CAPLAW’s interviews with Paul Carlson and Harlan Tardy, the current and former Executive Directors, respectively, of Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency, Inc. and Kootasca Community Action, Inc., and a review of the Executive Director Services Agreement between the two organizations. 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. To read the case study, click here.

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new Working Better Together - A Two-Part Mergers & Shared Services Webinar Series

Part 1: An Exploration of Shared Administrative Services discusses the various options for sharing services and the financial, legal, and government grant law issues to consider before doing so.

Part 2: Mergers as a Strategy for Success explores how CAAs can reframe mergers as tools for furthering their impact. We discuss the merger planning process and legal structuring, as well as tackle potential barriers to successful mergers, including Head Start competition issues, organizational culture, and the post-merger integration process.

Presenters: Eleanor Evans, Esq. and Veronica Zhang, Esq., CAPLAW

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new Quick Tips for WIOA MOUs

As implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) continues, some CAAs may be asked to sign on to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with their Local Workforce Development Board (WDB) and other WIOA partners. These MOUs generally describe various aspects of the one-stop delivery system, including who are the required partners, how the required partners will coordinate and deliver services, and how the required partners will contribute to the infrastructure costs of the one-stop centers (also known as American Job Centers (AJCs)). As with any contract, CAAs should be sure to fully understand the MOU before signing on. CAPLAW released a few quick tips to help CAAs navigate this process. To read this News Flash, click here.

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CSBG Organizational Standards Resources Guide

Check out CAPLAW's newly launched online guide, where resources developed by CAPLAW and the national Community Action Partnership are linked to specific CSBG Organizational Standards to help Community Action Agencies in their compliance efforts.

News for Community Action

 

new Webinar: Communicating Through Dashboards

The Nonprofit Assistance Fund is offering a free webinar on September 26, 2017 from 12:00PM - 1:00PM CDT. This webinar will help you create a dashboard for your nonprofit. You will learn how to select information to include on your dashboard and how dashboard reports can complement other important financial reports. Learn more.

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new Webinar: The Top Ten Tips for Nonprofits to Consider When They Procure Technology Solutions

Venable, LLP is offering a free webinar on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 12:30PM - 2:00PM ET. This webinar addresses important considerations for negotiating and entering into contracts and licenses with third party technology solutions, such as software, databases, and related services. The webinar will focus on understanding different types of license grants, managing use of nonprofit data, addressing information security, dealing with electronic contracts, and handling other risks related to the use of third-party technology solutions. Learn more.

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HHS Issues Final Head Start Program Performance Standards

On September 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the final Head Start Program Performance Standards (the final Performance Standards), the first comprehensive revision and reorganization of the Performance Standards since they were published in 1975.

The final Performance Standards took effect on November 7, 2016, though compliance with certain provisions will be phased in over a five-year period ending on August 1, 2021. Read More.

OHS subsequently announced that the compliance date for the background check and selection procedures under the final Performance Standards would be delayed until September 30, 2017. Read more.

For additional information on the final Performance Standards, please see the following:

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IRS ACA Webinar

A recording of the IRS webinar Determining Full-Time Employee Status under the Affordable Care Act, is available online. This webinar addresses determining full-time employees for purposes of the Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions; determining full-time status for employees who are seasonal, part-time or work non-traditional schedules; and using the different measurement methods.

 

 

 

Watch CAPLAW's Attorney Network webinar "Tips for Attorneys Reviewing CAA Bylaws".

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In this webinar, we examine the main issues for an attorney to consider when asked by a CAA to review and update its bylaws. We discuss laws specifically applicable to a CAA’s bylaws, such as the CSBG and Head Start board composition requirements, and what provisions the bylaws should contain to ensure compliance with those laws. We also touch on how a CAA’s bylaws address removal, board size, term limits, and conflicts of interest.


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