November 2, 2016 - In This Issue:
First Quarter Reports
1st Quarter Reports are due on November 15th.The new outcome reports have been emailed to you by your program consultant, these forms are modified versions of your A-10 form from the application. The remaining quarterly report forms are on the website (under guidance & procedures), the instructions are also available on the site.

2-1-1 is an easy to remember phone number that connects people with free information on available community services.  2-1-1 Virginia provides access to services statewide. All referrals are confidential. You can search for the same services on the 2-1-1 Virginia Website as well. We hope all agencies will add links to 2-1-1 on your websites and will also refer clients as necessary to 2-1-1. If you would like a copy of the 2-1-1 logo for your website please email
Needs Assessment Regional Training Opportunity
Gail Harris, OVCS Director and Matt Fitzgerald, CSBG Program Manager have developed a Comprehensive Needs Assessment Training for the Virginia CSBG Network. This training will focus on topics such as collecting quality data, analyzing the data and creating a quality community informed assessment. 

This training will be presented regionally across the state at the following locations. 


- Wytheville Community College - November 29th - 9am-4pm

- Lynchburg Community College - November 30th - 9am-4pm

- Hampton Library, Main Branch - December 7th - 9am-4pm

- Location TBD, Richmond - December 9th - 9am-5pm


This training is for both staff and board members, we recommend staff and board members who are involved in the Needs Assessment process attend this one day training. We will need to limit this training to 5 people per agency, but if more slots are needed please reach out to us at, if slots are available we have limited ability to add additional agency representatives. 


This is a free training, lunch is not included but we are coordinating box lunch options. Before the event you will receive an email regarding lunch options as well as the full address, parking instructions and meeting rooms. 


ROMA Implementer Peer Group
Calling all ROMA Implementers! The ROMA Implementer Peer Group will be hosting their first meeting on Tuesday, December 6th at 10am. Join in on this important call which will shape the agenda of the in-person ROMA Peer Group meeting at VACAP in January. 
Please join my meeting.

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November At A Glance
November 11th-  Veterans Day
November 15th- 1st Quarter Reports Due
November 17th- Training and Technical Assistance Taskforce Meeting, 1pm
November 24th- Thanksgiving
November 29th- Wytheville Needs Assessment Training 
November 30th- Lynchburg Needs Assessment Training

Training and Technical Assistance Taskforce Meeting
The Training and Technical Assistance Taskforce will have a meeting on November 17th at 1pm. For more information, contact Kia.  

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122
Access Code: 485-618-205

Board Giving
How to get to 100%
According to a recent BoardSource survey, 68 percent of nonprofit organizations have a policy requiring board members to make a personal contribution on an annual basis. Boards average 74 percent participation in giving; however, on the average only 46 percent of boards had a 100 percent participation. Blue Avocado, a nonprofit magazine published an article with ideas of reaching 100% board giving. Some ideas include: 
  • Give them guidelines
  • Add it to a job description
  • Annual Basket Pass 
Read more about their tips and ideas!

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