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• ACAAA Actions •
U of A System to Offer “eVersity” Tuition Discount to ACAAA Members 

• Upcoming Actions •
ACAAA Board of Directors to Meet November 18

• Agency Actions •
CAAs to Begin “AR Fresh Start” Rent Assistance Program November 9

• Educational Action •
Webinar • How Nonprofits and Funders Should Work Together
Webinar • Quick Tactics for #GivingTuesday
Webinar • Build Staff Buy-in for Volunteer Engagement
Webinar • Last-Minute Ways to Boost Online Gifts
Webinar • Giving Tuesday Best Practices for 2020
Webinar • Workplace Gaslighting in the Nonprofit Sector
Webinar • Building Your 2021 Communications Plan
CAP Webinar • Executive Skills Portfolio Guidance
Webinar • Designing Virtual Opportunities, Managing Remote Volunteers
Webinar • Digital Wellness for Nonprofit Professionals
Webinar • How to Write a Winning Grant Template
Webinar • Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in Your Volunteer Program
Webinar • Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna!
Webinar • 10 Tips to Super Charge Your Next Fundraising Appeal
Webinar • How to Write Your First Grant
Webinar • How Nonprofits Can Make the Most of Giving Tuesday
Webinar • Overcoming COVID-19 through Sustainable Collaborations
Webinar • 7 Steps to Getting Grant Funded
Webinar • Delight Donors with These Design Tips from Adobe Spark
CAP Webinar • Equipping Staff through Robust Orientation and Training
Webinar • Create Recurring Donors from Year-End Giving Campaigns
Webinar • Make an Interactive Map to Show Your Organization’s Reach
Webinar • Workshop on the Importance of Strong Visual Branding
Webinar • 12 Golden Rules of Nonprofit Finance
Webinar • Email Writing Quick Wins to Raise More Money in December
Webinar • Establish, Grow, or Reignite Planned Giving in Your Organization
Webinar • Where to Nonprofits do to Get Their NPO-Specific Questions Answered?
Webinar • I Need a Grant Now! Implementing a Grant Readiness Approach
Webinar • Introduction to Proposal Writing
Webinar • How to Set Your Nonprofit Up for Social Media Fundraising Success
Webinar • How to Survive EOY Fundraising during a Pandemic
Webinar • Fundraising Planning Pitfalls & Pointers
Webinar • How to Better Engage Millennials and Gen Z in Your Fundraising
Webinar • Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies
Webinar • Your Guide to a Seamless Online Event
Webinar • Creative & Innovative Recognition Strategies for Today’s Volunteers
CAPLAW Adds New Sessions to “All-a-Board” Video Series
Check Out the Latest Issue of the “RoundUP” from VirtualCAP!

Social Action
The University of Arkansas System is now offering a 5% tuition discount to CAA employees and/or their family members who are currently attending or who plan to enroll in the U of A’s eVersity. This new “eVersity Alliance”—being made available to member agencies in the Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association (ACAAA)—is part of an undertaking by association Chief Operations Officer Terry Bearden to develop new partnerships that will benefit ACAAA member agencies and their staff. 

The University of Arkansas’s eVersity is “a 100 percent-online institution created ... to serve students who are unable to access traditional higher education campuses.”  Among the eVersity staff are academic advisers able to provide assistance with applying for financial aid and determining whether previously earned college credits are transferable.
Those interested in participating in the “eVersity Alliance” should contact ACAAA Chief Operations Officer Terry Bearden at tbearden@acaaa.org or, by phone, at (501) 372-0807 to receive the tuition discount code.
The Board of Directors of the Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association (ACAAA) will meet via conference call for its November 2020 board of directors meeting on Wednesday, November 18, at 10:30 a.m.  Call-in information will be distributed in advance of the meeting.
Starting next Monday, November 9, the state’s Community Action Agencies will begin offering rental assistance to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, through a new program known as “Arkansas Fresh Start,” made possible by $10 million in combined grants received through the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) and the Arkansas CARES Act Steering Committee.  The program will be administered by the Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association (ACAAA).

Arkansas Fresh Start—full name, the Arkansas COVID-19 Fresh Start Housing Stabilization Program—can provide up to two & a half months rent to eligible Arkansans with a household income at or below 80% of their area’s median income. Once the program has begun, those interested will be able to apply through their local Community Action Agency (CAA).  Information about the program, including eligibility requirements, can be found at the ARFreshStart.com website. 

The Fresh Start program was developed by the Arkansas CARES Act Steering Committee working in conjunction with ACAAA and AEDC.  The committee—which was created to determine how CARES Act COVID-19 relief could best provide assistance to those Arkansans struggling financially as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic—turned to the state’s network of Community Action Agencies based on their decades of experience providing various essential services to Arkansans in need. AEDC, a division of the Arkansas Department of Commerce, provided not only a critical influx of additional funds, but their own invaluable expertise in community growth.

“The Fresh Start Program is a great way to leverage funds that will help both tenants and landlords during these challenging times,” said Secretary of Commerce Mike Preston. “We want to improve the lives of working Arkansans to every possible extent, and providing resources for short-term rental assistance is one of the ways we can accomplish that goal. I appreciate the Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association for their partnership in this initiative. The local community action agencies will serve a vital role in connecting these resources to those who need it.”

Said ACAAA Chief Operations Officer Terry Bearden, “Arkansas is facing a growing crisis in rent arrearages.  The devastating economic and health effects of COVID-19 have resulted in a deeply concerning number of Arkansans falling dangerously behind in their rent payments. The U.S. Census Bureau Pulse Survey estimates that as many as 139,000 Arkansas households are facing the possibility of not being able to meet rent payment obligations due to the economic and public health impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic.”

Bearden noted that although the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a moratorium on evictions until the end of the year in the hopes of minimizing further spread of the coronavirus as a result of increased homelessness, the moratorium was not accompanied by any sort of financial assistance to address the problem of accumulating back rent.

To be eligible for the Fresh Start program, an applicant must meet certain criteria, such as being a full-time Arkansas resident; not being able to make his/her rental payment due to a COVID-19–related issue; and having a landlord’s stated willingness to accept the payment.

“We are thrilled to be part of this relief effort,” said Jennifer Welter, Executive Director of Conway’s Community Action Program for Central Arkansas (CAPCA) and President of the ACAAA Board of Directors. “The Community Action movement has always been about helping people to help themselves and giving them tools for developing self-sufficiency, so we feel honored to be able to play a role in providing the sort of assistance that’s so crucial to helping people maintain stability and security in the face of this unprecedented crisis.”
Social Solutions is offering a webinar titled “How Nonprofits and Funders Should Work Together,” to be held Thursday, November 5, at 11:30 p.m. Central time.  •  “While many nonprofits have struggled this year between moving services remote, uncertainty around funding or even risk of closure, it doesn't mean you have to see a decrease in funding opportunities heading into the new year.”  This webinar will address “ways to secure significantly more funding and expand your service delivery by collaborating with your funders.”  Attendees will learn “best practices in using data to prove how you have overcome adversity to keep driving your mission forward.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the Social Solutions website here.
Firespring is offering a free webinar titled “Quick Tactics for #GivingTuesday,” to be held Thursday, November 5, at 12:00 noon Central time.  •  “​GivingTuesday, the groundbreaking global generosity movement, is set to take place on December 1, 2020.”  This webinar will “explore the important role your website plays, powerful tactics you still have time to implement and the essentials for an integrated communications plan,” with focus on such topics as “why your website needs a #GivingTuesday page and how to build one, how to get your community excited, and top 10 tricks to becoming a #GivingTuesday pro.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the Firespring website here.
VolunteerMatch is offering a free webinar titled “Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement,” to be held Thursday, November 5, at 1:00 p.m. Central time.  •  “Often attitudes and fears of our co-workers prevent us from expanding the work that volunteers do.”  This webinar will offer instruction on “how to assess the feelings and attitudes of paid staff around working with volunteers; what does paid staff need to know about working with volunteers; how to create a communication plan to talk to paid staff about working with volunteers; and strategies for engaging volunteers in a union environment.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the VolunteerMatch website here.
QGiv is offering a webinar titled “Last-Minute Ways to Boost Online Gifts,” to be held Thursday, November 5, at 1:00 p.m. Central time.  •  “Many organizations raise 30%—sometimes as high as 50%—of their individual giving in December. With so much at stake, it's no wonder many started planning in July!”  This webinar will offer tips—even to procrastinators—that will still allow “time for you to have an epic end of year!”  Topics will include “the #1 way to warm up your donors now; 13 tips to boost online gifts; and thank you tips to ensure future gifts.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the QGiv website here.
Whole Whale is offering a webinar titled “Giving Tuesday Best Practices for 2020,” to be held Thursday, November 5, at 2:00 p.m. Central time.  •  “Giving Tuesday was launched in 2012 as a day to celebrate and inspire giving and has since grown into the world’s largest movement for generosity.”  This webinar will examine “what your organization can do between now and December 1, 2020 to make the most out of the big day.”  Topics will include “how to set realistic fundraising goals; best practices for crafting a cohesive campaign; online fundraising tactics to try now; and how to track results and apply learnings to future campaigns.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit here.
Nonprofit Learning Lab is offering a free webinar titled “Workplace Gaslighting in the Nonprofit Sector,” to be held on Tuesday, November 10, at 11:00 a.m. Central time.  •  “Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation meant to cause a person to doubt their perception of reality and understanding of a situation.”  This webinar “brings awareness to workplace gaslighting and provides tools to help protect against this form of harassment that can result in demotivating employees or volunteers and disrupting the nonprofit mission.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the Nonprofit Learning Lab website here and select the desired webinar title from the list, which is ordered by date.
Mighty Citizen is offering a webinar titled “Building Your 2021 Communications Plan,” to be held Tuesday, November 10, at 12:00 noon Central time.  •  “After your 2020 communications plan got upended, you may be hesitant to tackle 2021’s plan.”  This webinar endeavors to make it easy: Attendees will learn how to “set goals that bring value; define activities and tactics for your goals; identify key audiences; and manage your plan throughout the year (no matter what it brings!).”  Participants will also receive a free template to use for their 2021 communications planning • For more information, or to register, visit here.
The national Community Action Partnership (CAP) is offering a free webinar titled “CCAP Executive Skills Portfolio Guidance,” to be held Tuesday, November 10, from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. Central time.  •  “Submitting the Executive Skills Portfolio (ESP) is the second step in the process of becoming a Certified Community Action Professional (CCAP). The ESP is your chance to showcase your skills in doing the work of Community Action.”  This webinar will offer “a comprehensive look at what is expected of candidates in this step toward CCAP.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the CAP website here.
VolunteerMatch is offering a free webinar titled “Designing Virtual Opportunities, Managing Remote Volunteers,” to be held Tuesday, November 10, at 1:00 p.m. Central time.  •  “How do you create work than can be done independently, and still supervise, evaluate, or recognize the work of a volunteer you never meet face to face?”  This webinar will look at “building and empowering remote teams, managing projects by letting go but not checking out, and creating a two-way communication plan to share the work of remote volunteers with the organization.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the VolunteerMatch website here.
Keela is offering a free webinar titled “Digital Wellness for Nonprofit Professionals,” to be held Tuesday, November 10, at 1:00 p.m. Central time.  •  “You work diligently to make an impact on the world as a nonprofit professional. But COVID-19 has disrupted your professional life and increased demands on your home life.” This webinar—subtitled “How to Conquer Tech Exhaustion and Make an Impact in the Virtual Workplace”—is a fun, interactive training session “where we will share practical tips and strategies for avoiding technology burnout, getting things done during a global crisis, and how your organization can adapt and thrive in a post-COVID world.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the Keela website here.
TurnKey Writing Solutions is offering a free webinar titled “How to Write a Winning Grant Template,” to be held Tuesday, November 10, at 1:30 p.m. Central time.  •  “Want to know the secret to drafting high quality grant applications time and time again all while saving time?”  This webinar will explain how “grant templates help you streamline your grant writing, speak with a consistent voice throughout your campaign, and share your program with the right funders.”  Attendees will learn “the most effective way to draft a winning grant template you can use throughout your fundraising campaign.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit here.
VolunteerMatch is offering a free webinar titled “Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in Your Volunteer Program,” to be held Wednesday, November 11, at 1:00 p.m. Central time.  •  Attendees of this webinar will “learn how to effectively delegate volunteer engagement and management work to volunteers.”  Topics will include “determining how best to deploy volunteers, creating a communication plan, screening and training volunteers to be an important part of your volunteer recruiting [and] retention and recognition plans.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the VolunteerMatch website here.
CAPLAW—Community Action Program Legal Services Inc.—recommends a free webinar being offered by Firespring titled “Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna!,” to be held Thursday, November 12, at 10:00 a.m. Central time.  •  “Are you a nonprofit trying to fundraise? You have a board—and believe it or not, your board should function as a fundraising machine.”  Attendees of this webinar will learn how to “assess your board’s fundraising personality, motivate your board members to fundraise, set goals and kick off campaigns, create individual plans they’ll rock, track without nagging, and use goal attainment as board engagement.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the Firespring website here.
Nonprofit Hub is offering a free webinar titled “10 Tips to Super Charge Your Next Fundraising Appeal,” to be held Thursday, November 12, at 10:00 a.m. Central time.  •  This webinar will offer a “review [of] the best practices in writing fundraising appeal letters,” with tips that “focus both on how to write content that spurs action, plus tips on how to actually get prospects to open the appeal,” informed by “the most current research on what is working and what isn’t from the field’s top experts.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit here.
Elevate is offering a free webinar titled “How to Write Your First Grant,” to be held Thursday, November 12, at 11:00 a.m. Central time.  •  “You’ve been tasked with writing your first grant proposal for your organization, and you have no idea where to start. What information goes in which section? Are you using enough data? How much money should you ask for?”  This webinar will cover the “basic do’s and don’ts to help you write your first grant with confidence,” with focus on “different types of grants you can apply for, and the pros and cons of each; the anatomy of a grant proposal, and what information to include in each section; and how to tell a compelling story in your proposal that gets funders’ attention.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the Elevate website here.
Keela is offering a free webinar titled “How Nonprofits Can Make the Most of Giving Tuesday,” to be held Thursday, November 12, at 12:00 noon Central time.  •  “Giving Tuesday is a huge day of fundraising for nonprofits; let's make sure you don't miss out!”  This webinar will “discuss the basics your nonprofit will need to successfully raise funds this year,” including “marketing channels, tools, and strategies that will make Giving Tuesday one of the largest fundraising days of the year!”  Attendees will “learn how to leverage all marketing channels to spread your message [and] develop easy-to-implement strategies to raise funds.”  •  For information, or to register, visit Keela here.
Candid Learning is offering a free webinar titled “Overcoming COVID-19 through Sustainable Collaborations,” to be held Thursday, November 12, at 1:00 p.m. Central time.  •  This webinar will be “a conversation with leaders from SeaChange Capital Partners, La Piana Consulting, and other across the social sector [to] explore the various forms that collaboration can take.”  Questions to be considered will include What factors should organizations evaluate when considering a formal collaboration?; How can collaborations help organizations sustain and grow their impact?; and How can grantmakers support collaboration amongst their grantees?  •  For more information, or to register, visit the Candid website here.  Please note that creation of a free Candid account is required for registration. 
Bloomerang is offering a free webinar titled “7 Steps to Getting Grant Funding,” to be held Thursday, November 12, at 1:00 p.m. Central time.  •  Getting grant funding can be challenging; this webinar seeks to “make the grant seeking process as easy and painless as possible for you.”  Attendees will learn “seven steps to help you get grant funding for your nonprofit, including finding the perfect funder; preparing the essential documents; and, things you can do NOW to get the grant!”  •  For more information, or to register, visit here.
TechSoup is offering a free webinar titled “Delight Donors with These Design Tips from Adobe Spark,” to be held Thursday, November 12, at 1:00 p.m. Central time.  •  “The end of the year is the most important fundraising season, and nonprofits need compelling creative assets to wow their supporters on social media.”  This webinar will offer “design best practices to help make the most of your nonprofit end-of-year fundraising on social media,” including templates and case studies that will “get you prepared to put your best foot forward!”  •  For more information, or to register, visit  here.
The national Community Action Partnership (CAP) is offering a free webinar titled “Equipping Staff through Robust Orientation and Training,” to be held Thursday, November 12, at 1:00 p.m. Central time.  •  “Organizational Standards 7.8 and 7.9 address the need for timely employee orientation and ongoing training / development. While the minimum requirement is to conduct the orientation within 60 days of hire and ensure ongoing training opportunities are available, a training plan that ties these activities together and connects to the performance evaluation can better equip staff to excel in their positions and improve employee retention.”  In this webinar, attendees will learn “about meeting this standard, as well as components of orientation and training to consider as the CAA moves beyond compliance.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the CAP website here.
MobileCause is offering a free webinar titled “Create Recurring Donors from Year-End Giving Campaigns,” to be held Thursday, November 12, at 1:00 p.m. Central time.  •  “Year-End Giving campaigns typically generate 31% of a nonprofit’s annual revenue. Yet without a deep, long-standing connection to your cause, you’re likely to lose those new donors.”  This webinar will offer “inventive and effective ways to attract and cultivate long-term donor relationships that motivate sustained giving and grow your revenue within your year-end giving campaign.” Attendees will lean about “assessing giving capacity; the 3 Cs of recurring giving; growing your annual budget; and tools to make your campaign easier and more successful.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the MobileCause website here.
Nonprofit Learning Lab is offering a free webinar titled “Make an Interactive Map to Show Your Organization’s Reach,” to be held Tuesday, November 17, at 11:00 a.m. Central time.  •  “An interactive map is a great way to show donors, board members, prospective funders, and others whom you serve, including their age, location, income, and other characteristics.”  This webinar—which requires no experience—“will teach you how to create an interactive map dashboard in less than an hour using Tableau Public, the free version of Tableau, a powerful data visualization tool.” The resulting map dashboard can be embedded in your website.  •  For more information, or to register, visit the Nonprofit Learning Lab here and select the desired webinar title from the list, which is ordered by date.
Keela is offering a free webinar titled “Workshop on the Importance of Strong Visual Branding,” to be held Tuesday, November 17, from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. Central time.  •  “This 90-minute, interactive session will discuss the power of visual branding for nonprofits, with much of the allotted time dedicated to providing live feedback and facilitating a discussion around improvements that will help attract, retain, and convert your visitors.  Registrants are asked to submit a logo, website, or landing page you would like reviewed in a free design audit.”  •  For more information, to register, and for details on submitting materials (submission deadline, November 13), visit the Keela website here.
CAPLAW—Community Action Program Legal Services, Inc.—recommends a free webinar being offered by Propel Nonprofits, “12 Golden Rules of Nonprofit Finance,” to be held Tuesday, November 17, at 12:00 noon Central time.  •  “Nonprofit financial health can seem like an elusive, nuanced and subjective judgment call.” In this webinar, though, attendees will see “it boils down to 12 Golden Rules of nonprofit finance”: “from budgeting to operating reserves,” these rules can offer “a better understanding of nonprofit financial health.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit here.
Bloomerang is offering a free webinar titled “Email Writing Quick Wins to Raise More Money in December,” to be held Tuesday, November 17, at 12:00 noon Central time.  •  “When was the last time you raised $190k by email in one month?”  This webinar will offer storytelling tips that involve “more than just sending an email with a donate button to raise a lot of money from your email list.”  Attendees will be given “examples of fundraising emails that are raising more than $1 per email sent (industry average is $0.45)” and will learn “tested tips for writing high-converting fundraising emails; email writing advice for people who don't love writing; and the top mistake most fundraising emails make.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit here.
Catapult Fundraising is offering a free webinar titled “Establish, Grow, or Reignite Planned Giving in Your Organization,” to be held Tuesday, November 17, at 12:00 noon Central time.  •  Attendees of this webinar will learn “how to create a pipeline of donor prospects, identify the stages of planned gift cultivation, and talk about typical timelines for securing planned gifts.”  Topics will include marketing and communications plans and a planned giving timeline that will “allow attendees to return to their organizations with the necessary tools to ignite their planned giving efforts!”  •  For more information, or to register, visit here.
TechSoup is offering a free webinar titled “Where Do Nonprofits Go to Get Their NPO-Specific Questions Answered?,” to be held Tuesday, November 17, at 1:00 p.m. Central time.  •  “Did you know that there are specific online communities where you can engage with other nonprofits around the world and quickly get your questions answered by experts for free?”  This webinar—offered in conjunction with NPlace—will demonstrate “how to make the most of the TechSoup Community and NPlace Forums,” with a brief demo of each platform and instructions on “where to go for digital engagement conversations, technology questions, online volunteering, and software guidance [and] where you can find educational resources, networking opportunities specific for nonprofits, leadership motivation, and more.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit here.
Nonprofit Hub is offering a free webinar titled “I Need a Grant Now!  Implementing a Grant Readiness Approach,” to be held Wednesday, November 18, at 10:00 a.m. Central time.  •  “Many nonprofit leaders seek out grant funds primarily as a way to dig themselves out of a financial hole rather than to utilize them as a regular funding source.”  In this webinar, attendees will “learn how to properly implement grants into your funding strategy and the steps necessary to take to position your nonprofit as 'grant ready,’” with focus on “what grant readiness actually means & how to implement the necessary steps; and how to position your nonprofit to utilize grants as a funding source.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit here.
Candid Learning is offering a free webinar titled “Introduction to Proposal Writing,” to be held Wednesday, November 18, at 1:00 p.m. Central time.  •  This webinar offers “an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation,” with emphasis on such topics as “the basic elements of a proposal; the ‘do's’ and ‘don'ts’ of writing and submitting a proposal; and how to follow up whether the answer is yes or no.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the Candid website herePlease note that creating a free Candid account is required for registration.
CharityHowTo is offering a free webinar titled “How to Set Your Nonprofit up for Social Media Fundraising Success,” to be held Wednesday, November 18, at 2:00 p.m. Central time.  •  This webinar will cover such topics as “the ways in which social media has dramatically changed nonprofit fundraising; a brief overview of Facebook Fundraising and YouTube Giving Tools; five types of content that nonprofits can share on social media; and three sample metrics to measure the ROI of your social media efforts.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the CharityHowTo website here.
Whole Whale is offering a webinar titled “How to Survive EOY Fundraising During a Pandemic (and an Election Year!),” to be held Thursday, November 19, at 3:00 p.m. Central time.  •  End-of-year (EOA) fundraising “is critical to any successful nonprofit fundraising strategy, especially in the age of COVID-19 when nonprofits lack opportunities for in-person fundraising events.”  This webinar “will outline essential techniques and approaches for running a compelling and effective digital fundraising strategy.”  Attendees will learn “how to understand the marketing funnel to connect the relationship of web traffic, social posts, email messaging and giving campaigns in a simple approach; fun paid advertising campaigns on Facebook that increase leads and donations; donor thank-you strategies; and [how to] prepare a year-end email series.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit here.
Productive Fundraising is offering a free webinar titled “Fundraising Planning Pitfalls and Pointers,” to be held Monday, November 23, at 12:00 noon Central time.  •  This webinar will address “some of the biggest mistakes that nonprofit organizations make when putting together their annual fundraising plan.”  Attendees will learn “processes and tools [that] pare the planning process down to its simplest form” and “actionable steps that they can take to make their organization’s planning process more effective.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit herePlease note, by signing up for this webinar, you are also opting in to the @fundraiserchad email list.
Wild Apricot is offering a free webinar titled “How to Better Engage Millennials and Gen Z in Your Fundraising Plan,” to be held Tuesday, November 24, at 1:00 p.m. Central time.  •  Philanthropy’s current focus on “appealing to a traditional, older, white, and wealthy donor base” has nonprofit organizations “limiting their donor reach and leaving other generations on the giving sidelines.”  This webinar will focus on “Millennials and Gen Z [who now dominate] 1/3 of the workforce”; attendees will learn “the value in engaging a wider audience; how to engage & influence different generations; and the knowledge and resources to successfully open up your future fundraising strategy to a larger demographic.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the Wild Apricot website here.
VolunteerMatch is offering a free webinar titled “Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies,” to be held Tuesday, December 1, at 1:00 p.m. Central time.  •  “Interviewing each prospective volunteer can seem overwhelming, but it's one of the best ways to ensure that the volunteers you recruit are the volunteers you need.”  This webinar offers “a variety of question types used in volunteer interviews and offers strategies for honing your interview skills.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the VolunteerMatch website here.
Nonprofit Learning Lab is offering a free webinar titled “Your Guide to a Seamless Online Event,” to be held Tuesday, December 1, at 11:00 a.m. Central time.  •  This webinar “is designed to give an overview of how to host a great online event,” with “tips on how to use and implement your platform of choice into your organization's mission and event goals, as well as how to engage attendees with it.”  Attendees will gain “an understanding of what support they will need internally or externally to run a seamless online event.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the Nonprofit Learning Lab here and select the desired webinar title from the list, which is ordered by date.
VolunteerMatch is offering a free webinar titled “Creative and Innovative Recognition Strategies for Today’s Volunteers,” to be held Wednesday, December 2, at 1:00 p.m. Central time. •  “Are you doing the right things to recognize the work volunteers do for your organization? Are your recognition strategies and events stuck in the past?” This webinar will analyze “what motivates today’s volunteers and ... strategies for matching recognition to motivation.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the VolunteerMatch website here.
CAPLAW—Community Action Program Legal Services, Inc.—has updated its popular video series, “All a-Board! The Purpose, People, and Process of CAA Boards,” with three new videos. These 7-11 minute animated shorts help boost the capacity of Community Action Agency (CAA) boards to recruit, engage, and fulfill their responsibilities.

The new titles are “Purpose: In Boards We Trust,” “People: Staying a-Board: 5 Ways to Engage and Retain CAA Board Members,” and “Process: The CAA Board Meeting Ecosystem.” The videos can be streamed or downloaded and feature accompanying discussion guides.  To learn more, visit the CAPLAW website here.
Currently available from VirtualCAP—the online resource for Community Action Agencies across the United States—is the most recent issue of its monthly publication, the RoundUP.  This issue’s chief topic is “Growing Up Poor in America through the Eyes of Children,” while other subjects include successful CAA funding initiatives, innovative CAA programs, community action news, and CAA videos of the month.  To view this issue either online or as a PDF, log in here with your agency username and password.  (Those needing help with their username and/or password are encouraged to contact VirtualCAP Project Manager Ken Ackerman at ken@cafca.org.)

(501) 372-0807 or via email at jmoran@acaaaa.org

Does your family circle of friends need expanding?  Why not check out the Facebook pages of these various community action agencies and their affiliates?  We bet you’ll see plenty there to “like”! 
ARVAC • Arkansas River Valley Area Council
BRAD • Black River Area Development Corporation
BRAD Child Development Programs
CADC • Central Arkansas Development Council
CADC Benton Senior Wellness & Activity Center
CADC Bryant Senior Adult Activity Center
CAPCA • Community Action Program for Central Arkansas
CDCAA • Central Delta Community Action Agency
CRDC • Crowley’s Ridge Development Council
C-SCDC Community Dental Clinic
C-SCDC Weatherization
C-SCDC • Crawford-Sebastian Community Development Council
C-SCDC Home Ownership and Asset Development Center
C-SCDC River Valley Regional Food Bank
CSO • Community Services Office
DHS • Arkansas Department of Human Services
EOAWC • Economic Opportunity Agency of Washington County
EOA Children’s House
EOA of Washington County Head Start / Early Head Start
MCAEOC • Mississippi County AR EOC Head Start
MDCS • Mid-Delta’s Head Start
NADC • Northcentral Arkansas Development Council
NADC Head Start
OOI • Ozark Opportunities, Inc.
Ozark Opportunities Head Start
Ozark Opportunities, Inc. — Success Program
SEACAC • Southeast Arkansas Community Action Corporation
— and don't forget! —
ACAAA • Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association
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