Supporting Organizational Sustainability
to Address Violence Against Women
1. SOS Institute
September 5-7, 2013
Location: San Francisco, California
Thursday, September 5, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday, September 6, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 7, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Application Deadline: July 26, 2013.
Space is limited. Please apply ASAP if you are interested.
The SOS Institute is an interactive 2.5-days training with six months 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.
Presented by: U. S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women in partnership with Futures Without Violence.
As a result of this 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 enhanse your organization's sustainability.
Who may attend?
Community-based organizations (CBOs) that work with specific underrepresented and underserved populations. The communities may include, but not limited to: tribal communities, LGBT communities, newly arrived communities, rural communities, and other underrepresented communities.
OVW grantees and their partners must receive prior approval from their OVW Program Specialist if they will be requesting to use their OVW travel funds to participate in this training.
Participants must come in teams of 2-3 individuals, which may include, but not limited to: executive director, board member, and program staff. This is to obtain the maximum benefit of the SOS Institute.
Due to space limitations, your application is not confirmed until you receive an acceptance letter. Please do not make any travel arrangements at this point.
For additional information please contact Monica Arenas at 415-678-5519, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Accommodations are available at the program rate of $159/night + 16.10% local tax. The program is provided free of charge. Participants are responsible for their own lodging, travel arrangements, and costs associated with attending the program.
On your own.
This project is supported by Grant No. 2011-TA-AX-K066, awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.