Partnership Strategy Moving Forward

Adopted by the Partnership in January 2015, the Strategic Plan is divided into the following key areas: Training and Technical Assistance, Visibility, Advocacy, and Organizational Capacity.

Training and Technical Assistance

The Partnership will support organizational capacity, effectiveness and accountability within the Community Action network by providing ongoing support towards the implementation of organizational standards by local Community Action Agencies.

The Partnership will continue to develop and provide high quality training and technical assistance to the membership while leading them through the development of innovative initiatives.

The Partnership will engage and support the network in leadership development of the current and next generation of Community Action leaders.

The Partnership will seek economic development, fund development and social entrepreneurship opportunities for itself and its membership.


The Partnership will engage and support the membership in branding efforts that will enhance Community Action’s visibility and recognition at the national level.



The Partnership will continue to support the National Community Action Foundation’s (NCAF) advocacy efforts with Congress on appropriations and reauthorization of Community Action programs.

The Partnership will continue to develop its influence as a national leader and advocate on poverty issues.

Organizational Capacity

The Partnership will ensure organizational readiness and effectiveness to support the implementation of the strategic plan developed by the board.

Partnership will be managed strategically and effectively to ensure that it continues to be a viable national entity that represents the Community Action Network.0