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.

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
  • Planning for and addressing organizational growth, transitions and change
  • Tools for board recruitment, development and engagement
  • Staff leadership ability, professional growth, and wellness
  • Communication, both internal and external
  • Collaboration to maximize and share resources
  • Action planning for future organizational development

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

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

Webinars on Organizational Capacity Building Organized by FUTURES: