OACAA Briefing
The latest news from OACAA and Ohio CAAs
September 2016 - In This Issue:
Highland County's 3rd Annual Golf Outing.
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The Community Action Agency Network is made up of more than 1,100 local, private, non-profit and public agencies, created through the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. 


Ohio is made up of 48 agencies serving all 88 counties in the state. 


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The Community Action Promise
"Community Action changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other."
Quick Tips for "Fund"-raising
Blog post by: Jeffrey Diver, Executive Director of Supports to Encourage Low-Income Families (SELF)

Is your agency in need of extra funds for a project, program or service? Are you gearing up for end-of-the-year giving? Perhaps turning fundraising into friendraising will work for you.

For the sake of this blog, we are not equating fundraising with grant writing, although potential contributors-especially corporations- may need a letter or application in order to grant or donate funds to your agency. Below, are just a few axioms in fundraising that Community Action Agencies should remember... Read more
2017 Winter Legislative Conference
Affordable housing coming to Brown County
BROWN COUNTY - A group of local partners won critical financing to rehabilitate fifty-eight apartments across three properties in Brown County, Ohio. The project, known as ABCAP Housing Renovations, will include the renovation of Brown County Apartments and Victoria Manor Apartments in Georgetown and Lafayette Place Apartments... Read more
Highland County hosts 3rd Annual Golf Outing
Last month, Highland County Community Action Organization held their Annual Golf Outing at Buckeye Hill Country Club in Greenfield, Ohio. This year, 31 hole sponsors and 12 teams came together for golf, raffle prizes, food. The agency received a surprise donation from Fifth Third Bank and exceeded fundraising expectations by collecting over $6000. The money raised kick started the agency's efforts to begin construction on a new Greenfield site that would combine three agency offices into one and bring together workforce development, daycare, and social services.
Got Jobs? 
Don't forget about OACAA's job opportunities board! Members can post open positions on our website by sending details to Kathryn Clausen.
Board of Trustees Meeting
OACAA's next board meeting will be on October 21, 2016 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel. Please RSVP your attendance to [email protected]
Fiscal & HR Conference 2016
The Fiscal and HR conference will review Human Resources and Department of Labor policies and affordable health care, as well as performance appraisals, disciplinary strategies and employee motivation techniques.

Register today. Registration is free for this two-day conference.

Partnership & CAPLAW to Co-Host New ED/CEO Boot Camp
The Community Action Partnership and CAPLAW have announced the 2016 New Executive Director/CEO Boot Camp will be held on October 26-28, 2016 in Dallas, TX. Click here for more information. 
access™ by AT&T: Affordable Internet for low-income households
access™ is a program available for low-income households to obtain affordable home Internet services. SNAP participants may qualify for 10 Mbps home Internet at a discounted rate of $10 per month... Check out our Resources to find out more.

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