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Supporting Organizational Sustainability to Address Violence Against Women Institute (SOS INSTITUTE)

September 5-7, 2013,  San Francisco, California. Apply Now!

Presented by: U. S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), in partnership with Futures Without Violence.

The SOS Institute is an interactive 2.5-day training and six-month follow up support on action plans to enhance organizational infrastructure and provide institutional sustainability support for community based organizations working with underrepresented and underserved populations.

As a result of the 2.5  days training participants will be better able to:


  • Utilize individual and organizational resiliency as a framework to build organizational sustainability.
  • Empower staff to participate in organizational development and sustainability.
  • Clarify and incorporate core values to your mission, short, and long term goals.
  • Resolve organizational infrastructure challenges to align with your mission and core values.
  • Create planning processes that connect daily workloads with long term goals.
  • Prepare organizational protocols for constructive communication and conflict resolution.
  • Initiate and engage in meaningful, reciprocal collaboration.
  • Promote better partnership between executive director and board of directors.
  • Build organizational culture that supports organizational sustainability.
  • Create a development plan and budget for organizational sustainability.
  • Produce an action plan to apply lessons learned and enhance your organization’s sustainability. 

Click here for additional information and an application form.

Application deadline is July 8, 2013.

For additional information please e-mail Monica Arenas at: marenas@futureswithoutviolence.org.


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