Monday, November 28, 2011

Head Start: Prepare for the New Renewal System

Join CAPLAW for a 1½ hour webinar to learn about how the new “Designation Renewal System” will work, what criteria will trigger recompetition, and what your organization can do to prepare for the new system.

When: December 14th, 2 - 3:30 p.m. EST

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Head Start Resources

Visit the Head Start section of the CAPLAW website to view information on the recently released monitoring protocol for FY 2012, Head Start Reauthorization information, Head Start Q&As, Head Start Board checklists, Information Memoranda, sample policies and contracts, monitoring tools, and more.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

New "Top-Notch CAAs" Publication Now Available

Introducing the newest CAPLAW publication, Tools for Top-Notch CAAs: A Practical Approach to Governance and Financial Excellence. The toolkit is intended to assist boards and management in their collaborative efforts to build well-governed and effective CAAs. Learn more and download the toolkit for free!
The toolkit includes case scenarios and examples to help you understand and apply the principles discussed. And, many of the sections provide sample documents that CAAs can use as a starting point for developing their own policies.
The toolkit addresses how to:

  • Conduct and maintain minutes for board meetings;
  • Build financial capacity through hiring of skilled financial staff and effective audits;
  • Prepare organization-wide budgets;
  • Get the most out of financial statements;
  • Address conflicts of interest; and
  • Draft and implement effective whistleblower policies.
Members: free of charge
Non-members: free of charge
Learn more and downloand the toolkit!