Deadline for application, March 22nd.

Presented by:
Futures Without Violence

The Supporting Organizational Sustainability Institute (SOS Institute), is an interactive 2.5-day training for OVW grantees to enhance their organization’s capacity and infrastructure.
The Institute includes organizational development topics such as:
  • Mission, core values, and organizational culture;
  • Staff leadership ability and professional growth;
  • Board recruitment, development, and engagement;
  • Planning for and addressing organizational growth, transitions and change;
  • Meaningful and comprehensive planning;
  • Internal and external communication; and
  • Action planning.
Who may attend?
Training is open to OVW grantees and their grant partners.  Grantees must apply and attend in teams of two to three individuals to obtain the maximum benefit of the institute. Team members may include, but are not limited to: executive directors, board members, and program staff. 

How to apply:
Organizations interested in participating should apply in teams.  Each team member must fill a separate application in order to share personal contact information, access needs, and respond to questions individually. If you are using your OVW funds to participate, please obtain approval from your OVW Program Specialist. 

Due to space limitations, your application is not confirmed until you receive an acceptance letter. 

The education program is provided free of charge. Please note that participants are responsible for their own meals, lodging, travel arrangements, and costs associated with attending the program.  Lodging accommodations will be available at the federal per diem rate of $151++, in a room block, once the training is confirmed.  Hotel information will be provided with the confirmation. Please do not make any travel arrangements until you receive a confirmation letter.

Training Format:
  • The SOS Institute is led by national experts and trainers on organizational sustainability.
  • The training includes interactive and innovative educational sessions. 
  • Participants will engage in pre and post activities to support organizational development.
  • Participation is limited to 15 teams.
Training Schedule:
May 15, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
May 16, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
May 17, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Click here for flyer and printable application form.  For additional information please contact Monica Arenas at 415-678-5519,
Please note that there are several sections in the application  form:
  • Contact information
  • Training needs
  • Accessibility needs
  • OVW grant information
  • Logistics information


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* 1. Please have each member of your team fill an application form individually.

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* 2. Please list your team members who will be registering to attend the training. They must also fill out an application form.  If you don't know, list TBD. 

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* 3. Training Agreements:

*NOTE: Your application is not confirmed until you have received an acceptance letter.  Please DO NOT make ANY travel arrangements until you receive a confirmation letter.
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