Supporting Organizational Sustainability – SOS Institute

The Supporting Organizational Sustainability to Address Violence Against Women Institute (SOS Institute) offers resources, technical assistance support, and an interactive, multi-day training to help U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women  grantees, partner organizations, and community-based organizations, enhance their programming organizational infrastructure and capacity.

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, and stalking.

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 and capacity building include (but are not limited to):

  • Mission, core values, and organizational culture
  • Tools for strategic planning and short and long term planning, to better serve domestic violence and sexual assault victims
  • Tools for board recruitment, development and engagement
  • Staff leadership ability, professional growth, and wellness
  • Communication, both internal and external
  • Action planning for future organizational development

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

Upcoming program for executive directors: 

Upcoming Question and Answer Webinar Dialogue: 

June 9, 2022: Living Our Values:  Supervision and Feedback for Survivor-Serving Organizations, Question-and-Answer Dialogue

Recent Webinar Series: 

COVID-19 Resources:

Webinars and resources on organizational capacity building, organized by FUTURES: