John “Tim” Donnellan retires after 39 years of service

John “Tim” Donnellan retires after 39 years of service

After 39 years of service, John “Tim” Donnellan retired from Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area on August 1, 2017, where he served as President and CEO since 1978. Prior to joining the War on Poverty, Donnellan served on active duty in the US Army...

Quick Tips for “Fund”-raising

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,...
Encouragement now, JOBS NOW!

Encouragement now, JOBS NOW!

Mark entered the JOBS NOW! program at Supports to Encourage Low-income Families (SELF) in March of 2015, after being out of the workforce for some time. As a single dad raising a 5-year-old daughter, Mark needed to make a change and find employment that could help him...
Wrapping up the 2016 Annual Summer Conference

Wrapping up the 2016 Annual Summer Conference

Last week, OACAA held the 2016 Annual Summer Conference, which was hosted by Community Action Commission of Erie, Huron, and Richland Counties, and welcomed over 200 Community Action professionals from across the state back to Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron, Ohio. The...

Community Action Helps People in their Time of Need

Corey was struggling after a very tough year. She was raising two young kids on her own after her husband was sent to jail for a life sentence for a horrendous crime. She had been working part-time at a gym for six years without a raise or discussion of full-time...