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• ACAAA Actions •
ACAAA 2021 Virtual Summer Conference Starts June 8!
Partner Spotlight: Office of Community Services
U of A System to Offer “eVersity” Tuition Discount to ACAAA Members 
 
• Upcoming Actions •
ACAAA Board of Directors to Meet June 16
CAPLAW 2021 Virtual Training Conference Scheduled for June 29 - July 1
National Community Action Partnership 2021 Convention, September 1-3
2021 NASCSP Annual Conference Scheduled for September 20-24
 
• Educational Action •
Webinar • Beyond the Ballroom: A Shift to Virtual Fundraising Events
  Webinar • Identifying Potential Major Donors: Why Wealth Data is Really Hard
Webinar • How to Create an Effective Acknowledgment Strategy for Your Nonprofit
Webinar • Mobile Marketing Tips for Every Generation
Webinar • A./B Testing for Nonprofits
Webinar • Storytelling for Difficult Subjects
Webinar • Deliver Extraordinary Fundraising in Extraordinary Times
Webinar • Cut Costs and Get Creative in Crisis Mode with Nonprofit Appeals
Webinar • All about Logos
Webinar • Favorite Free (or Cheap) Fundraising Tools
   
NCAP Webinar • Data Strategy Considerations: From Collecting to Communicating
 
Webinar • 6 Types of Stories You Should be Telling on Social Media
Webinar • Social Media 101 for Nonprofits
Webinar • TechSoup Courses & Services Tour
Webinar • Optimizing instead of Redesigning Your Website
Webinar • Social Media 102
Webinar • Why Great IT Support is Mission Critical for Nonprofits
  Webinar • Creative Ways People Contribute to Community
Webinar • All Aboard: Financial Best Practices for Your Board
Webinar • Get Your Board to Help Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna!
Webinar • Boards and Asking Styles: A Roadmap to Success
Webinar • Practices for Healthy Board Governance
  Check Out the Latest Issue of the “RoundUP” from VirtualCAP!
  Webinar • Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program
Webinar • Designing Virtual Opportunities, Managing Remote Volunteers
Webinar • Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies
Webinar • Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in Your Volunteer Program
  Webinar • How to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Internal Communication
Webinar • The Pros & Cons of Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations in the Workplace
Webinar • How to Maximize Engagement & Tackle Problems in Your Virtual Meetings
Webinar • Learning from Home: How to Manage a Virtual Team
 
ACAAA’s 2021 Virtual Summer Conference is being held this month!
The association’s 2021 Summer Conference—whose returning-to-normality theme will be “Getting Back on Track”—will be held over the course of three weeks in June, in a series of Tuesday & Thursday sessions: Dates will be June 8 & 10; June 15 & 17; and June 22 & 24.  Times will vary based on workshop offerings, but will generally be between 9:00 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., with lunch breaks each day.
This year’s conference will be virtual: Attendees will participate online.  Workshop topics will include the pursuit of racial equity; the generational impact of adverse childhood events; financial oversight & fraud risk; time management; COVID-19 & the opiate abuse crisis; and program sustainability.  Also included in the lineup will be two offerings from the Nonprofit Risk Management Center.
ACAAA is particularly excited about this year’s conference, as it will be hosted on the association’s new learning management system (LMS) known as “ACAAA-Demix”!  The conference will the debut of ACAAA-Demix in action, but it won’t be the last time you’ll be hearing about it: Plans are in the works for this new online resource to become a major tentpole in ACAAA’s upcoming training offerings.
Registration for the 2021 Virtual Summer Conference is through the purchase of an agency-wide “all access pass”: Any & all staff members from registered agencies may participate in any of the workshops that they choose.  Registration must be received by COB Friday, June 4!  To register, download the registration form here and send, completed, to ACAAA Executive Director Terry Bearden at tbearden@acaaa.org.
ACF, CAPLAW, NASCSP, NCAF, NCAP, OCS ... Working in community action can feel like swimming in a bowl of alphabet soup!  Over the next few months, ACAAA will be featuring one of our state, regional, or national partners in each e-newsletter to highlight who they are, how they help to sustain our network, and how our network can engage with them. We encourage all agency leaders to go to the featured partner’s website to learn more. 
 
This month’s focus is on the Office of Community Services!  (State & national!)
“OCS” stands for the Office of Community Services.  Actually, it stands for two Offices of Community Services: one national-level office based in Washington D.C.; and the other, more familiar, Arkansas-based state-level OCS that most of us are likely to think of when when hear those letters.

At the national level, the Office of Community Services is one of the many offices that make up the Administration for Children and Families, a.k.a. ACF (which was profiled in May’s e-Action).  National OCS provides top-level administration of federal funds whose aim is to “eliminate causes of poverty, increase self-sufficiency of individuals and families, and revitalize communities.”
National OCS’s purview naturally includes the state Office of Community Services which is, in turn, a part of Arkansas’s Division of County Operations—which is itself one of the divisions that makes up the state’s Department of Human Services (DHS).  State-level OCS, which is headed up by Assistant Director Lorie Williams (pictured, right), provides more up-close & in-depth oversight of these funds, particularly as they are administered through the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) and the Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG).

CSBG funding is, of course, one of the critical building blocks that structures the nation’s network of Community Action Agencies (CAAs)—Arkansas’s included; while ESG offers greatly-needed assistance to people who are at-risk of being evicted or are experiencing homelessness.
ACAAA would like to give its hat a double-tip—to both OCS offices and the indispensable roles that they play in the Community Action mission!
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 Executive Director 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 online conference call for its June 2021 board of directors meeting on Wednesday, June 16, at 10:00 a.m. • Call-in information will be distributed in advance of the meeting.
CAPLAW—Community Action Program Legal Services, Inc.—will be holding its 2021 Training Conference virtually this year: Scheduled for Tuesday, June 29 - Thursday, July 1, 2021, this year’s location will be “in the cloud”!  •  “In light of so many unknowns, we decided to move our conference entirely online. We hope this will allow more members in the Community Action network to participate safely and remotely in our in-depth, expert-led sessions.”  Session track topics will include governance, financial, HR, and program/sustainability.  •  For more information, or to register, visit here.
The National Community Action Partnership (NCAP) will be holding its 2021 Annual Convention in Boston, Massachusetts, from September 1 - 3. This will be a hybrid event, which will accommodate both in-person attendees as well as those who would prefer to participate virtually.  Conference attendees “will come together in person and online to showcase Community Action’s strengths, strategies, and achievements [and] share our best practices in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, advocacy, management, program implementation, and capacity building.”  •  Visit here for more information, including details on how to register.
Save the dates!  The upcoming 2021 Annual Conference of the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) will be the week of September 20 - 24.  Keep an eye on the NASCSP website in the weeks & months ahead for more information as it develops.
The Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association (ACAAA)—working in conjunction with the law firm of Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C.—is making available to ACAAA members a series of on-demand trainings on such topics as COVID-19, harassment prevention, equal employment opportunity issues, and employee management.

The training session videos—available, behind a members-only wall, at the ACAAA website—include “COVID-19—Navigating a Pandemic,” “Harassment Prevention & EEO Training for Employees,” “Harassment Prevention & EEO Training for Supervisors,” and “Managing Employees in the Legal World of Today.”

Those interested are asked to contact ACAAA Executive Director Terry Bearden at tbearden@acaaa.org to request a username and password to access these sessions.
Was there a webinar in last month’s e-Action that you were interested in, but were unable to attend? Then check out ACAAA’s “Professional Development Archive” at the association website here.  This is where we provide links to available recordings of recently-offered webinars highlighted in the past six months of this newsletter.  (Please note that not all webinar providers make such recordings available.)  This is a great way—particularly for those who may still be working from home—to catch up on educational opportunities that they might have missed the first time around!
Canadian nonprofit resource Charity Village is offering a free webinar titled “Beyond the Ballroom: A Shift to Virtual Fundraising Events,” to be held Thursday, June 17, at 12:00 noon Central time.  •  Attendees of this webinar will receive “an inside look at how to successfully pivot during a pandemic and create hybrid and virtual galas,” with an emphasis on such topics as “the need for simultaneous planning (virtual and hybrid/in person); why you need a comprehensive COVID response plan; and the importance event landing pages.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the Charity Village website here.
Nonprofit Learning Lab is offering a free webinar titled “Identifying Potential Major Donors: Why Wealth Data is Really Hard,” to be held Thursday, June 3, at 12:00 noon Central.  •  “Knowing which donors and prospects have the most potential is essential for nonprofits to focus their fundraising strategies, uncover opportunities, and maximize contributions.”  Because it can be difficult “to get a full understanding of a constituent’s wealth profile,” this webinar will offer instruction on “identifying potential major donors and taking the confusion out of using wealth data.”  •  For more information, visit the Nonprofit Learning Lab website here and select the desired webinar title from the list, which is arranged by date.
Nonprofit Learning Lab is offering a free webinar titled “How to Create an Effective Acknowledgment Strategy for Your Nonprofit,” to be held Monday, June 7, at 1:00 p.m. Central time.  •  “When it comes to acknowledging the gifts your nonprofit receives, do you have a comprehensive strategy in place?”  This webinar will offer “guidance on the appropriate ways to acknowledge a variety of donations that nonprofits receive and offer sample language that you can use to draft the perfect, personalized acknowledgment that your donors will appreciate.”  •  For more information, visit the Nonprofit Learning Lab website here and select the desired webinar title from the list, which is arranged by date.
Firespring is offering a free webinar titled “Mobile Marketing Tips for Every Generation,” to be held Tuesday, June 8, at 1:30 p.m. Central time.  •  “It’s no secret that people are attached to their phones.”  This is why “your nonprofit needs an engaging mobile presence. This used to be a nice-to-have; now it’s a must-have.”  •  This webinar will examine “four reasons why your website needs to look great on a smartphone; how each generation responds to marketing (and how to optimize your efforts); and five tips for planning your mobile marketing strategy.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the Firespring website here.
Nonprofit Hub is offering a free webinar titled “A/B Testing for Nonprofits,” to be held Wednesday, June 9, at 2:00 p.m. Central time.  •  Attendees of this webinar will learn “the power of a/b testing to grow your fundraising, what makes for an effective and meaningful a/b test, and 3 a/b tests to run first in order to boost your results.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit here.
Nonprofit Hub is offering a free webinar titled “Storytelling for Difficult Subjects,” to be held Wednesday, June 16, at 10:00 a.m. Central time.  •  Attendees of this webinar will learn “creative ways to cover sensitive subject matters [and how to] tell stories that resonate with donors without putting clients at risk.”  Also, they will receive “tips on gathering the stories and gaining permission.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the Nonprofit Hub website here.
Candid Learning is offering a free webinar titled “Deliver Extraordinary Fundraising in Extraordinary Times,” to be held Wednesday, June 16, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Central time.  •  “Getting attention—this is the challenge of this new era in fundraising that requires innovation, creativity, and imagination.”  This webinar will offer “a new way of thinking about fundraising through technology, the (behavioral) science of giving, and bold messaging” whereby “nonprofits can ensure the loyalty of their donors and find professional inspiration to do their work.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the Candid Learning website here.
Firespring is offering a free webinar titled “Cut Costs and Get Creative in Crisis Mode with Nonprofit Appeals,” to be held Thursday, June 17, at 3:00 p.m. Central time.  •  “Fundraising, as we know it, has shifted in these uncertain times. But that doesn’t mean we should stop asking for support. As nonprofits, we’re no stranger to cutting costs and finding ways to be creative.”   Attendees of this webinar will learn “ten secrets to cutting costs with printing and mailing; five surefire ways to invigorate your direct mail; and four strategies to maximize your impact.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit here.
Keela is offering a free webinar titled “All About Logos,” to be held Tuesday, June 22, at 12:00 noon Central time.  •  “Logos play a central role in your visual identity. They serve as the hook to help your audience recognize and remember you. But they don’t always create the impact they should.”  Attendees of this webinar will learn “what makes a good logo; opportunities for using logos throughout your organization; how to create a hierarchy among multiple logos; and how to develop a creative brief to communicate your ideas to a designer.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the Keela website here.
Productive Fundraising is offering a free webinar titled “Favorite Free (or Cheap) Fundraising Tools,” to be held Thursday, June 24, at 12:00 noon Central time.  •  This webinar will offer a fun, fast-paced session highlighting “free (or inexpensive) tools ... to make fundraising easier and more efficient.”  These will range “from apps to websites to gadgets to books and more.” It’s your chance to “take a look under the hood” and see how a professional fundraiser works on a daily basis.  •  For more information, or to register, visit the Productive Fundraising website here.
CharityHowTo is offering a free webinar titled “10 Tips & Tricks for a Successful Grant Seeking Strategy,” to be held Tuesday, June 8, at 12:00 noon Central time.  •  This webinar will offer “‘insider‘ tips and tricks from the funder’s perspective that will assist you when working on creating and implementing your grant seeking strategy.”  Topics will include “unique ways to approach grant funder research; a variety of methods to start a grant funder relationship; key elements within a proposal to create a compelling story; and tips for how to focus on ‘scoring high.’”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the CharityHowTo website here.
Candid Learning is offering a free webinar titled “Introduction to Corporate Giving,” to be held Thursday, July 8, at 1:00 p.m. Central time.  •  “Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways.”  Attendees of this webinar will learn “the different types of corporate giving; what motivates corporations to give; and how to find potential corporate partners.”  By the end, participates should be able to “define different types of corporate philanthropy and their motivations and learn how to find information about different types of corporate philanthropy.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the Candid Learning website here.
TechSoup is offering a webinar titled “How to Use the Summer to Prepare Your Organization for Grant Seeking,” to be held Tuesday, June 15, at 12:00 noon Central time.  •  “You can use this summer’s ‘downtime’ to get your organization ready for grant success.”  Attendees of this webinar will “discuss things to consider about the grant world before taking the plunge; list the eight information essentials you need to have at your fingertips; and identify the skills and resources you’ll need on your grant team.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the TechSoup website here.
The National Community Action Partnership (NCAP) is offering a free webinar titled “Data Strategy Considerations: From Collecting to Communicating,” to be held Wednesday, June 16, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Central time.  •  “We often get overwhelmed by data – how to collect it, what to collect, aggregation, data quality, analysis, visualization, reports, telling the story… it can feel complicated! It doesn’t have to be.”  Attendees of this webinar will have the opportunity to “consider your agency’s overall data strategy, as well as ways to simplify and connect the pieces of the process from collecting to communicating your data.”  This session aims to make data “not so scary and instead, useful and powerful.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit NCAP’s website here.
QGIv is offering a free webinar titled “6 Types of Stories You Should be Telling on Social Media,” to be held Thursday, June 3, at 1:00 p.m. Central time.  •  “Storytelling is the fuel in the communication engine of the modern nonprofit. Any organization can tell its story, but few inspire supporters to take action.”  Attendees of this webinar will learn the “qualities of a stellar nonprofit storyteller; the six types of stories your nonprofits needs to collect, craft, and share on social media; tips to ensure that your storytelling is effective AND ethical; and battle-tested tools you can use on a shoestring budget to enhance your social media storytelling.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the QGiv website here.
Firespring is offering a free webinar titled “Social Media 101 for Nonprofits,” to be held Thursday, June 3, at 1:30 p.m. Central time.  •  Webinar topics will include “practical tips and tools for extending your cause and mission via social media,” such as “how to use Facebook to create awareness for your organization, how nonprofits are using Twitter to connect with constituents, why nonprofits must be LinkedIn to be fully connected, and powerful no-cost or low-cost tools to manage your social media presence.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the Firespring website here.
TechSoup—the nonprofit international network of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that provides technical support and technological tools to other nonprofits—is offering a webinar titled “TechSoup Courses & Services Tour,” to be held Tuesday, June 8, at 12:00 noon Central time.  •  “Come learn about TechSoup’s newest courses and services offers,” including TechSoup Courses—“an online learning resource of free and paid bite-sized training courses created just for nonprofits.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the TechSoup website here.
Nonprofit Learning Lab is offering a free webinar titled “Optimizing Instead of Redesigning Your Website,” to be held Tuesday, June 15, at 1:00 p.m. Central time.  •  Short of a redesign, “what can you do now with your current website that will allow you to create and expand your impact? The answer is: quite a lot.”  Attendees of this webinar will learn about “ensuring your website’s technical infrastructure is up-to-date [and] optimizing content and design that is more likely to get noticed and consumed by key audiences” in order to increase engagement with your website.  •  For more information, visit the Nonprofit Learning Lab website here and select the desired webinar title from the list, which is arranged by date.
Firespring is offering a free webinar titled “Social Media 102,” to be held Tuesday, June 22, at 4:00 p.m. Central time.  •  Attendees of this webinar will  “learn a few advanced social media tips and tricks, elevate your social media presence through micro strategies, and activate your advocates.” Topics will include how to “use social media to connect with constituents, monitor conversations to stay ahead of the curve, get people to advocate on your behalf, and navigate social media advertising and understand when to use it.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the Firespring website here.
Candid Learning is offering a free webinar titled “Why Great IT Support is Mission Critical for Nonprofits,” to be held Thursday, June 24, at 1:00 p.m. Central time.  •  “Good information technology (IT) support isn’t just a nice-to-have for organizations—it’s a must-have.”  Attendees will learn why this is particularly the case for the nonprofit sector, “as nonprofits store sensitive information from a wide variety of stakeholders, face unique compliance requirements, and increasingly rely on specialized technologies that are crucial to fulfilling their mission.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the Candid Learning website here.
Bloomerang is offering a free webinar titled “Creative Ways People Contribute to Community,” to be held Thursday, June 3, at 12:00 noon Central time.  •  “This webinar will distill the top three lessons learned about how to best contribute to society as a reflection from the Creating Community for Good Podcast host, Lindsay Simonds....  Whether you are a nonprofit executive, a legacy donor, a major gifts fundraiser, a crowdsource hacker, program director, impact investor, corporate partner or beneficiary, this conversation is for all of us to inform, inspire, and evolve.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit here.
Network for Good is offering a free webinar titled “All Aboard: Financial Best Practices for Your Board,” to be held Thursday, June 10, at 12:00 noon Central time.  •  This webinar will discuss “basic fiduciary oversight responsibilities of nonprofit board members with an emphasis on financial management best practices,” with a focus on the “top five financial management best practices for nonprofit boards and four signs that can indicate financial trouble for a nonprofit organization.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the Network for Good website here.
Firespring is offering a free webinar titled “Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna!,” to be held Thursday, June 10, at 3:00 p.m. Central time.  •  “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.
CharityHowTo is offering a free webinar titled “Boards and Asking Styles: A Roadmap to Success,” to be held Tuesday, June 15, at 12:00 noon Central time.  •  “In today’s times it's more important than ever for your board to be the strongest it can be, and understanding your board's individual and collective personalities is key to building that strength.”  This webinar will examine how to use “Asking Styles” to improve your board's governance and ability to fundraise.  Topics will include “how to better understand your board's dynamics so you can improve how it functions and works as a team; how various leadership styles impact how your board is run; and how the profile of your board impacts how it goes about strategic planning.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the CharityHowTo website here.
CAPLAW—Community Action Program Legal Services, Inc.—recommends a free webinar being offered by Propel Nonprofits titled “Practices for Healthy Board Governance,” to be held Wednesday, June 16, at 12:00 noon Central time.  •  “Clear expectations are the foundation for healthy board meetings.”  Attendees of the webinar will learn that, “rather than focusing on eliminating problem people or wishing conflict away,” it is better to apply “four practices for healthy nonprofit board governance: recruiting and on-ramping, board structures, accountability (including board norms) and board development planning.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the Propel Nonprofits 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 “Social Determinants of Education,” while other subjects include successful CAA funding initiatives, innovative CAA programs, community action news, and CAA videos of the month.  (As well as a  much-appreciated mention of the professional development resources available on the ACAAA website—check out page 8!)  •  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.)
VolunteerMatch is offering a free webinar titled “Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program,” to be held Tuesday, June 8, at 1:00 p.m. Central time.  •   “Your volunteer engagement program can be measured by more than just the hours a volunteer gives your organization.” This webinar “will help you think through both the quantitative and qualitative information you can use to evaluate your program” and will address how you “can work with others to create a culture of measurement for volunteer engagement.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the VolunteerMatch website here.
VolunteerMatch is offering a free webinar titled “Designing Virtual Opportunities, Managing Remote Volunteers,” to be held Wednesday, June 16, 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?”  Attendees of this webinar will learn “the different challenges around managing remote volunteers; how to create a clear communication plan to engage and include remote volunteers; keys to successfully engaging and supervising remote volunteers using online tools; and tips for creating a successful working relationship with remote volunteers.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the VolunteerMatch website here.
VolunteerMatch is offering a free webinar titled “Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies,” to be held Thursday, June 17, 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.
VolunteerMatch is offering a free webinar titled “Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in Your Volunteer Program,” to be held Wednesday, June 30, 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.
Keela is offering a free webinar titled “How to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Internal Communication,” to be held on Tuesday, June 15, at 12:00 noon Central time.  •  “ To improve your team’s internal communication, and ensure everyone feels heard and understood, it is important to identify each team member’s style and tailor your communication accordingly.”  Attendees of this webinar will learn “about the four different communication styles, including their strengths and blind spots”—so that they can “get to know [their] preferred style and learn tips to help ... reduce friction or misunderstanding.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the Keela website here.
CAPLAW—Community Action Program Legal Services, Inc.—recommends a free webinar being offered by Venable LLP titled “The Pros & Cons of Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations in the Workplace: Practical Considerations for Employers,” to be held Tuesday, June 15, at 1:00 p.m. Central time.  •  “[T]he U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has approved mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies in the workplace, subject to a few limited exceptions. But does this mean a mandatory vaccination policy is right for your organization?” 
This webinar will examine such questions as May an employer ask for proof of vaccination status?What if an employee refuses to be vaccinated?Must employers still require masks in the workplace?How may employers encourage vaccinations without requiring vaccinations?; and What if an employee insists on working remotely?  •  For more information, or to register, visit the Venable website here.
CharityHowTo is offering a free webinar titled “Beyond Virtual Facilitation: How to Maximize Engagement and Tackle Wicked Problems in Your Virtual Meetings,” to be held Wednesday, June 23, at 12:00 noon Central time.  •  This webinar will offer “the virtual facilitation tools, tips, and tricks needed to build trust, spark ideas, and foster collaboration in your virtual meetings.” Topics will include “how to determine the purpose and set reasonable goals for a virtual meeting; how to invite the right participants to achieve your goals; how to tackle the hard stuff: difficult dialogues and wicked problems; and how to move things forward after the virtual meeting ends.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the CharityHowTo website here.
Canadian nonprofit resource Charity Village is offering a free webinar titled “Leaning for Home: How to Manage a Virtual Team,” to be held Thursday, June 24, at 12:00 noon Central time.  •  “Working from home has become the ‘new normal’ for many organizations, and it has been a challenging adjustment for all departments.”  This webinar “will be packed with tips and tricks for those making the pivot to remote work, with a special focus on leadership skills and effectively managing a virtual team.”  Attendees will learn how to “manage and track team members’ tasks and workload virtually; keep everyone engaged and motivated; and maintain strong communication, interactions, and service.”  •  For more information, or to register, visit the Charity Village website here.

(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 • Crawford-Sebastian Community Development Council
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
Have we left out anyone from the Arkansas community action network?
Drop us a line at jmoran@acaaa.org and we’ll make sure they’re included in the next issue!
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