Center for Community Futures
P.O. Box 5309
Berkeley, CA 94705
Jim Masters, Consultant (510) 459-7570
Matt Klapperich, Accounting Consultant (510) 339-3801
Allen Stansbury, Consultant in Public Policy Research Analysis (707) 540-5776
Teresa Wickstrom, Head Start Consultant (909) 790-0670
Now available from the Center for Community Futures:
The CAA Salary and Benefits Survey 2023 is now underway!
The CAA Salary and Benefits Survey Report 2021 is now available.
The Salary and Benefits Survey Report of Local Head Start Programs 2022 is now available!
Review Ready! 2021 Electronic File is available for Head Start Programs
Refresh and Renew Institues. Dates TBA.
They are three hours each day, with breaks, starting at 8:30 Pacific Time.
Management Institute, Dates TBA. Via Zoom. The Management Institute focuses on the Relationship-Based Competencies for Head Start Supervisors of Family Services Professionals.
It Is Time for Something Completely Different: How Communities Can Create a Just, Sustainable Future Paper by John Johnston, 02/27/2023
The Community Action Partnership's Learning Community on National Trends:
Jim Masters and Allen Stansbury are facilitating this Learning Community.
SUMMARY of the White paper: https://lcrcwebdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/white_paper_3rd_draft_-_exec_summary.pdf
Hotlink for the whole White paper: https://lcrcwebdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/1_-_white_paper_3_0_content_draft_6_august_12_2016_jims_adds-final.pdf
This PPT was used in four webinars that provide tools for understanding how the economy really works. It explains why there have not been enough “good” jobs since about 1972 -- and why there is nothing on the horizon to suggest there ever will be. PowerPoint Presentation (communityactionpartnership.com)
Here is the last recording of the webinar series: Poverty Trends: Connecting National Trends with Local Data | National CAP (communityactionpartnership.com)
For Local Head Start Programs:
Basic Skills Institute: based on the Relationship Based Competencies for staff who work with families.
Family Development and Case Management Training for Head Start Management based entirely on the new Parent, Family Community Engagement (PFCE) framework, and on the goals and Relationship Based Competencies (RBCs) listed in the appendix to ACF-IM-HS-12-05. We cover the RBCs for Supervisors using the latest in social work theory and practice.
The Center for Community Futures offers Wage and Benefits Comparability Study services for Head Start programs and Community Action Agencies.
Review Ready! E-File. The Review Ready! 2020 Electronic File is available for Head Start programs to help get ready for review.
Salary and Benefits Survey Report of Local Head Start Programs 2020
Jim Masters has published a Kindle e-book: Musings and Rants of an Old White Guy
Teresa Wickstrom has published a Kindle book: My Friend Tom: A Journal of God-Given Friendship
Blog by Allen Stansbury: America's New Working Poor: Its Former Middle Class
For Community Action Agencies:
CAA Board Members Toolkit Developed for Cal/Neva on an OCS contract.
ROMA: Results Oriented Management and Accountability - ROMA: Results Oriented Management and Accountability workbook free download!
Monitoring for Change publication outlines some basic principles of monitoring, looks at the monitoring report from the perspective of the monitor and the monitoree, and identifies processes which should ensure that proper results are obtained from monitoring.
Manuals Prepared for NACAA on OCS Contracts. The NACAA Manuals page also includes Disaster Relief publication.
CSBG. Access Reports from the CSBG National Reporting System 1982–1986. These are the earliest reports from the National Voluntary Reporting System (NVRS) and CSBG Information System (CSBG-IS). The CSBG page also includes information re: The OCS Project to Develop a 21st Century Model to End Poverty and National Conversation on Poverty and Economic Security (NCPES).
Eighteen Principles for Effective Leadership (free publication). This publication incites action by providing members of the board with the theoretical framework for running the agency. It includes sample policies divided into four areas of board responsibility. It introduces the technology of Policy Governance for nonprofit organizations as conceived and practiced by John Carver, Ph.D. This paper summarizes the salient principles which characterize excellence in governing an organization.
Opinion Papers by Jim Masters. Click on the link to access the Opinion Papers and Book Reviews by Jim Masters in Microsoft Word format.
OEO and CSA Instructions and Documents. OEO and CSA Instructions and Documents, 1964-1981 in PDF format, some in .doc/x