Year-End Fundraising Ideas

Year-End Fundraising Ideas

It’s hard to believe that another year has come and nearly gone. As we look forward to the holidays and reflect on 2017, many of us are also planning year-end fundraising campaigns to kick-start our efforts to help low-income Ohioans in 2018 and beyond. If you haven’t...
Recognizing Community Action

Recognizing Community Action

There are over 6,500 Community Action professionals across 48 agencies in Ohio, each working in a unique way to help alleviate poverty in their community with the same mission: to help people help themselves and each other. In our effort to recognize some of the great...
Issue One: Marsy’s Law

Issue One: Marsy’s Law

In June, the OACAA Board of Trustees voted to endorse Issue 1, Marsy’s Law for Ohio. Issue 1 is a citizen initiated constitutional amendment creating equal rights for victims of crime; nothing more, nothing less. Often victims feel as though they’ve been...

Dear Commissioner Goodell

The following letter was sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on October 17, 2017.  Dear Commissioner Goodell: As you know, our Nation has witnessed a growing divide due to the frustration and injustices felt by some of our fellow citizens. NFL players across the...
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...
Effective grant writing

Effective grant writing

Grant writing is the process of requesting funds from various sources, typically through a competition that requires submission of an application or proposal. Nonprofit organizations rely on this form of fundraising to support programs, agency operations or other...