Supporting Organizational Sustainability Training

The Supporting Organizational Sustainability to Address Violence Against Women Institute (SOS Institute) offers an interactive, multi-day training to help U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women  grantees enhance their programming organizational infrastructure.

Started in 2010, the SOS Institute has a national focus, targeting community-based organizations responding to all forms of violence against women, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and trafficking.  Specifically, the SOS Institute seeks to work with organizations that are focused on improving response and services to victims and survivors from underserved and underrepresented populations.

SOS Institute Goal 

The overarching goal of the SOS Institute is to provide participants with core organizational competency through workshops, webinars, and tools that enhance their skills and improve their knowledge to maintain and sustain their organizations.

SOS Topic Areas on Organizational Development include (but are not limited to):

  • Mission, Core Values, and Organizational Culture
  • Transitions and Organizational Change
  • The Importance of Planning
  • Building a Stronger Governing Body/Board
  • Financial Development
  • Leadership and Staff Development
  • Communication and Conflict Resolution
  • Collaboration Strategies
  • Action Plan to Enhance Organization’s Sustainability

Two SOS Institutes and several webinars will be offered in the next two years.

The next workshop is scheduled for January 31-February 2, 2018.  Click here for additional information and application form.

For information or technical assistance support, please contact Futures Without Violence, Attention: Mónica Arenas, E-mail: