1. Supporting Organizational Sustainability Institute

April 28-29, 2011, Hyatt Place, Atlanta/Buckhead, Georgia.

Application Deadline: February 28, 2011.

The SOS Institute is an interactive 2-day training 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 Family Violence Prevention Fund.

As a result of this workshop, participants will be better able to:
1. Utilize individual and organizational resiliency as a framework to build organizational capacity.
2. Clarify and incorporate core values to organizations, including mission, short and long term goals.
3. Resolve organizational infrastructure challenges to align with mission and core values.
4. Create planning processes that connect daily workloads with long term goals.
5. Prepare organizational protocols for constructive communication and conflict resolution.
6. Initiate and engage in meaningful, reciprocal collaboration.
7. Build negotiation and advocacy skills to develop and sustain organization.
8. Create a development plan and budget for organizational sustainability.
9. Produce an action plan with concrete next steps to integrate learning into organization.

Who may attend?

Community-based organizations (CBOs) that work with specific underrepresented and underserved populations. The communities may include, but not limited to: deaf community, LGBT community, newly arrived communities, rural communities, and other underrepresented communities.

Participants must come in teams of 2-3 individuals, which may include, but not limited to: executive director, board member, and program staff.

OVW grantees and their partners can participate and use their travel funds to send grant funded staff and partners to this training, with prior approval from their OVW Program Manager.

Limited space may be available to non-OVW funded organizations.

* 1. Please fill in information form.

* 2. Community Served:

* 3. Number of Years Providing Services:

* 4. Number of Staff:

* 5. Please provide brief detail about your organization's history. As well as its current structure, including information on the population that you serve ? (Please feel free to send/e-mail additional information, limited to 2 pages). E-mail: monica@endabuse.org.

* 6. How would your organization benefit from this training? Please provide at least 2 concrete examples.

* 7. Please list 3 top issues that are most challenging for your organization to become sustainable.
Please provide a brief description, be specific and give an example. Please feel free to send/e-mail additional information, limited to 1 page. E-mail: monica@endabuse.org.

* 8. My project receives funding from the following Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) grant program;

* 9. I am an OVW Grant partner (please list grant and partner):

* 10. My organization does not receive OVW funding nor is partner of an OVW grant.

* 11. Do you have experience working with domestic violence and/or sexual assault victims/survivors?

* 12. Please list your team members who will be registering to attend the training,including name and position. (They must fill out a seperate registration form).


* 14. I agree to attend the entire 2-day training, if accepted to participate.

Your application is not confirmed until you receive an acceptance letter.
For additional information please contact Monica Arenas at 415-252-8900, Extension 49, E-mail: Monica@endabuse.org.

Note: Accommodations are available at the program rate of $109/night + 15% 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.

Hyatt Place Atlanta/Buckhead
3242 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

This project is supported by Grant No. 2008-TA-AX-K047, 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.