Center for Community Futures
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Berkeley, CA 94705

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Jim Masters, Consultant (510) 459-7570
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Allen Stansbury, Consultant in Public Policy Research Analysis (707) 540-5776
Teresa Wickstrom, Head Start Consultant (909) 790-0670

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Manuals prepared for NACAA on OCS Contracts

Click here for the CAA Board and Staff Development Manual in .docx format.


Click here for the CAA Board and Staff Development Manual in .pdf format.

This pamphlet was written primarily by Jim Masters, who gets by with a lot of help from his friends—John Johnston, Cheryl Cromwell, Marge Schiller, Greg Newton and Betsy Rath, each of whom wrote part of this book. Significant concepts and portions of this workbook are excerpted from Gary Stokes’ workbook—“Human Development: Building the CAA Staff and Board.”

Click here for the CAA Planning Manual Example (.doc)


Board Training Self Study Guide written for Cal-Neva first 57 pages (PDF)

Board Training Self Study Guide written for Cal-Neva second half (PDF)

NACAA Workbook Board of Directors Manual 1987 55 pages (PDF)

NACAA Workbook Emergency Management Series 68 pages (PDF)

NACAA Workbook Executive Director Manual Second Edition 1993 96 pages (PDF)

NACAA Workbook Personnel Management 1988 (PDF)

NACAA Workbook Program Evaluation 1991 128 pages (PDF)

Dialogue on Poverty 2000 (PDF) - The dialogue on Poverty 2000 report, representing the agreement of about 200,000 people the community action network about what we should be doing

OCS hired us to look at how CAA's had been involved in several disasters that took place from the 1960's to 1994. We interviewed 108 CAA's that had been involved in Hurricanes like Hugo, Iniki and Andrew, or that had helped on fires, floods, tornados and other calamities. There have been a LOT of disasters over the years that resulted in an official Presidential Declaration. The findings were shaped into 59 "lessons learned."  Download the free report by clicking here.

DISASTER Report Summary Case studies (PDF)

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