Volunteers and your mission

Volunteers and your mission

Volunteers are vital to the success of Community Action’s mission. Last year, over 37,000 volunteers in Ohio gave over 1.6 million hours of their time, energy, and talents to support the programs and services throughout Ohio’s Community Action Agencies. Those hours...
What is the Foundation Level Seminar Series, anyway?

What is the Foundation Level Seminar Series, anyway?

Like pyramids, organizations are only as strong as their foundational level. That foundation determines the size of the pyramid, if the pyramid stays straight, and to how high the pyramid can grow. In 2016, OACAA launched a seminar series for entry level and new...
Technology and the Nonprofit

Technology and the Nonprofit

Technology changes rapidly. If you buy a computer, printer, and perhaps a new server today, they all may work fine and meet your current needs. However, if you jump forward five years, you’ll see the computer begins to slow down and it doesn’t work right because...
Why do employees need training?

Why do employees need training?

People are a driving force in every organization. In order to perform at their best, staff need development opportunities to not only teach them to perform their assigned duties, but also to educate them on new and changing techniques, programs, and services. Sending...
What is on the table?

What is on the table?

On occasion, I and other OACAA staff are asked why we place toys and candy on the tables at our conferences. With the Annual Summer Conference coming up next month, now is a great time to explain their purpose. These toys are actually called “fidgets” and are tools to...