Leadership Training Series

Leadership Training Series

Last year, OCATO partnered with OSU’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs to pilot a leadership training series for Ohio’s Community Action Network. Because we received such great feedback from participants, we are bringing it back for 2018! The series, which is...
Goldilocks and the board financial dashboards

Goldilocks and the board financial dashboards

Over the years, I have attended quite a few board meetings either as an auditor, a consultant, a Fiscal staff person, or a board member.  For me, one of the most interesting and fascinating agenda topics has always been the financial reports presented to the board....
2018 Winter Legislative Conference Recap

2018 Winter Legislative Conference Recap

Thank you to all who attended the 2018 Winter Legislative Conference, #OHWLC18! Over 200 Community Action professionals, partners, vendors, presenters, and elected officials joined us in Columbus last week. We hope you enjoyed the great lineup of featured speakers and...
Learning Communities: A collaborative experience

Learning Communities: A collaborative experience

Community Action Agencies (CAAs) around Ohio, as well as around the country, are always looking for ways to improve services and strategies that ultimately impact poverty in their communities. Peer-to-peer facilitated learning is an ideal way to identify effective...
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...
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...