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The Resource Community action leaders : rooting out poverty at the local level, Beverly S. Bunch and Dalitso S. Sulamoyo ; with J. Travis Bland, Aaron M. Itulya, Lorena Johnson, and Junfeng Wang

Community action leaders : rooting out poverty at the local level, Beverly S. Bunch and Dalitso S. Sulamoyo ; with J. Travis Bland, Aaron M. Itulya, Lorena Johnson, and Junfeng Wang

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Community action leaders : rooting out poverty at the local level
Title
Community action leaders
Title remainder
rooting out poverty at the local level
Statement of responsibility
Beverly S. Bunch and Dalitso S. Sulamoyo ; with J. Travis Bland, Aaron M. Itulya, Lorena Johnson, and Junfeng Wang
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Nationwide, approximately 1,000 Community Action agencies advocate for the poor and provide diverse but critical services such as (but not limited to) emergency food and shelter, energy bill assistance, weatherization, education, job training, transportation, housing, and health services. In the face of dynamic environments and shifting poverty needs, Community Action agencies are constantly seeking innovative ways to effectively address poverty in their communities while building their internal capacity to ensure sustained impact and outcomes. This book focuses on the major leadership roles and responsibilities of the Community Action leaders, the types of challenges they face, and how they address those challenges, covering questions such as: How do Community Action leaders identify the needs of low-income people and use that knowledge to tailor programs to meet those needs? In what ways are low-income people involved in Community Action agencies (e.g. board or advisory council members, volunteers, employees, advocates)? What are the advantages and disadvantages associated with their participation? How do the leaders and their staff assess and demonstrate the effectiveness of their organizations and programs? What challenges do they encounter in assessing and communicating performance? What approaches are Community Action leaders using to diversify their revenues? What are the advantages and challenges associated with those approaches? How are the leaders developing their staffs and preparing for leadership succession? How do the leaders benefit from an affiliation with state and national associations? Through original and comprehensive research undertaken by the Center for State Policy and Leadership at the University of Illinois Springfield and the Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies (IACAA), this book is designed to inform and enhance leadership in Community Action agencies and other nonprofit or government organizations with similar missions. It is written in a nontechnical manner and includes a chapter on the history and evolution of Community Action agencies for readers who are unfamiliar with Community Action and the War on Poverty. It will be required reading for professionals working at the frontlines of income inequality, as well as university professors and their students in the fields of public administration, nonprofit management, and social work
Member of
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Bunch, Beverly S.,
Dewey number
303.3/40973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sulamoyo, Dalitso Samson,
Series statement
American Society for Public Administration series in public administration and public policy
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  • Community leadership
  • Community organization
  • Community development
  • Poverty
Label
Community action leaders : rooting out poverty at the local level, Beverly S. Bunch and Dalitso S. Sulamoyo ; with J. Travis Bland, Aaron M. Itulya, Lorena Johnson, and Junfeng Wang
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
mixed
Contents
Introduction / Beverly S. Bunch, Dalitso S. Sulamoyo, J. Travis Bland, Aaron M. Ituyla, Lorena Johnson, and Junfeng Wang -- Understanding the origins and evolution of community action / Beverley S. Bunch, Aaron M. Itulya, and Lorena Johnson -- Leading community action agencies / Junfeng Wang and Beverly S. Bunch -- Focusing on local needs / Beverly S. Bunch -- Collaborating to build value / J. Travis Bland, Beverly S. Bunch, and Junfeng Wang -- Motivating and aligning human resources / J. Travis Bland -- Ensuring performance and accountability / Beverly S. Bunch and Junfeng Wang -- Pursuing fiscal sustainability / Beverly S. Bunch -- Preparing for the future / Dalitso S. Sulamoyo
Control code
ocn956481238
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 239 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315563497
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)956481238
Label
Community action leaders : rooting out poverty at the local level, Beverly S. Bunch and Dalitso S. Sulamoyo ; with J. Travis Bland, Aaron M. Itulya, Lorena Johnson, and Junfeng Wang
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
mixed
Contents
Introduction / Beverly S. Bunch, Dalitso S. Sulamoyo, J. Travis Bland, Aaron M. Ituyla, Lorena Johnson, and Junfeng Wang -- Understanding the origins and evolution of community action / Beverley S. Bunch, Aaron M. Itulya, and Lorena Johnson -- Leading community action agencies / Junfeng Wang and Beverly S. Bunch -- Focusing on local needs / Beverly S. Bunch -- Collaborating to build value / J. Travis Bland, Beverly S. Bunch, and Junfeng Wang -- Motivating and aligning human resources / J. Travis Bland -- Ensuring performance and accountability / Beverly S. Bunch and Junfeng Wang -- Pursuing fiscal sustainability / Beverly S. Bunch -- Preparing for the future / Dalitso S. Sulamoyo
Control code
ocn956481238
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 239 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315563497
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)956481238

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