What's New at CAPLAW?

 

UBIT FAQ

This FAQ is intended to help nonprofit CAAs determine if they are subject to a new federal tax associated with providing parking to employees, understand how to calculate and manage the potential tax liability, and take advantage of an option that is available until March 31, 2019 which, if applicable, could retroactively mitigate the impact of the tax. Download FAQ.

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Community Action and the Proposed Changes to the Public Charge Rule

Under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s recently proposed changes to the public charge rule, use of certain public benefits such as SNAP, Medicaid, and housing assistance would count as negative factors against legal immigrants when they apply for citizenship. The public comment period for the proposed rule has closed, and DHS is currently reviewing submitted comments.

The Community Action Partnership, NASCSP, and CAPLAW developed the following resources discussing the proposed changes and potential impact on Community Action Agencies.

Webinar Recording

Webinar Slides

FAQs on the Public Charge Rule

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CSBG and Head Start Crosswalk

CAAs that run Head Start programs are tasked with following two sets of different, yet overlapping, requirements that apply to the funding they receive under the CSBG and Head Start Acts. CAPLAW developed a crosswalk showing the connections between the two sets of requirements to help CAAs better understand the overlap and establish a more integrated approach to compliance. Learn more.

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Training and Orientation Tool for Tripartite Boards

State CSBG offices, associations and individual CAAs can use this Tool to help educate nonprofit tripartite boards on their responsibilities and the vital role they play in leading their organizations. Learn more.

News for Community Action

 

Free Upcoming Webinars

Using Data to Measure Your Impact
Presented by: Independent Sector and Tech Impact
Dates: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
This webinar will provide an overview on how data systems can support (or if not used properly, harm) your nonprofit’s efforts to transform the communities you serve. Participants will learn basic processes for collecting impact data, see real-life examples showing how this data helps nonprofits achieve their missions, learn about current data trends like predictive computer machine learning, and leave with concrete steps to shift organizational culture to be impact and data-focused.


How to Be a Great Board Chair
Presented by: Propel Nonprofits
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
This webinar prepares the board chair for governance and leadership responsibilities, and will cover how to design effective board meetings, strategies for partnering with the CEO/ED, and leading as an ambassador for the organization.


Workplace Investigations Three-Part Webinar Series
Presented by: Fisher Phillips
Dates: Thursday, May 23, June 6, and June 20, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Internal investigations are on the rise – following best practices will not only save time and money, but can also improve the workplace and ensure employees feel comfortable and safe at work. This three-part webinar series is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of workplace investigations and what your company needs to know to be prepared. The series will cover: best practices and common mistakes; witness interviewing - preparation and techniques; and record-keeping and documentation.


Dashboards: Making Your Data Work for You
Presented by: Propel Nonprofits
Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Learn how to make your data – from social impact to financial information – more digestible and useful for making decisions. This webinar will cover how to select information to include on your dashboard and how dashboard reports can complement other important financial reports.

 

 

 

Watch CAPLAW's Attorney Network webinar series "Legal Issues Unique to CAAs".

In this two-part webinar series, we pose questions and provide answers to help orient attorneys working with CAAs on some of the key legal requirements that impact the way CAAs operate. Rather than delve deeply into any one issue, we will help CAA attorneys spot a variety of CAA legal issues and identify CAPLAW resources that attorneys may refer to when working with CAAs on specific matters.


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