September 19-20, 2018

Location: Portland, OR
Training Schedule:
September 19, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
September 20, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Application Deadline: August 17th, 2018.

*This training has been approved by OVW.

Space is limited. Please apply ASAP if you are interested.

Enhancing Organizational Capacity for Our Communities is a 2 day training that will bring together about 30 participants who are interested in strengthening their capacity to effectively manage, operate and sustain their organizations. The goal of this training is to increase the organizational capacity of OVW grantees and their partners serving culturally specific, rural, tribal, and underserved communities. This regional training will provide attendees with significant opportunities for networking, resource and expertise sharing, and critical discussions to enhance the work and overall capacity.
Presented by:
Casa de Esperanza, the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence, Asian Women’s Shelter, Red Wind Consulting, and Ujima. This training is sponsored by the U. S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

Learning Objectives
As a result of the 2 days training participants will be better able to:
1.    Identify your organization’s culturally specific and community-based mission, values and vision to manage, operate, and sustain the work.
2.    Determine organizational development and leadership opportunities to build a solid, mission-driven organization, with prior approval from their OVW Program Manager.
3.    Apply tools and sustainability strategies for today’s nonprofit environment for a community-based, culturally specific approach to better serve individuals who have experienced sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and/or stalking.
Who may attend?               
· OVW grantees and their partners that work with culturally specific, rural, tribal, and underserved communities.  The communities may include, but not limited to: racial and ethnic minority communities, tribal communities, LGBT communities, immigrant/refugee communities, rural communities, and other underrepresented communities.  

· OVW grantees and their OVW grant partners can participate and use their OVW travel funds to send grant funded staff and partners to this training.

· Participants must attend in teams of 2-4 individuals. Team members may include, but are not limited to: executive director, finance, grant management, and/or program staff.

Costs and additional information:
This 2 day training is sponsored by the Office on Violence Against Women, Department of Justice (OVW) and will be offered at no cost to participants. Please note that participants are responsible for their own meals, lodging, travel arrangements, and costs associated with attending the program. Accommodations are available at the program rate of $182 plus 15.6% and other fees per room per night. Hotel information will be provided with confirmation. Please do not make any travel arrangements until you receive a confirmation email.

Training format:
The training is led by national experts and trainers on organizational sustainability.
The training includes interactive and innovative educational sessions.

For questions about this training or for more information, please contact Maritza Valdez at or 651-646-5553.

* 1. Please provide the following information for yourself:

* 2. Please list your 2-4 team members (including yourself). Each team member must complete a separate application form. If unknown, write TBD. At least 2 people must attend per organization.

* 3. Community/communities your Organization Serves:

* 4. Number of years the organization has been providing services:

* 5. Number of Staff:

* 6. Number of board members:

* 7. Please, provide your organization's mission statement.

* 8. Please, use this section to provide information on the initiatives your organization provides.

* 9. Please, list 2-3 organizational management/capacity issues that are most challenging for your organization. Please provide a brief description and examples. (e.g. leadership, grant management, organizational infrastructure, fundraising, sustainability, program planning, communication, collaboration...).

* 10. Other needs/Comments:

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

* 12. My organization is an OVW grantee or OVW grant partner (please list the OVW grantee if you are a grant partner):

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

Please provide accessibility requirements in this section. Every effort will be made to accommodate advance requests, on-site requests cannot be guaranteed. Reasonable accommodations will be provided during meeting sessions. Referrals for assistance outside of the meeting can be made available. Please contact Maritza Valdez at with any questions or for more assistance.

Select any accessibility accommodations you require for the meeting sessions below. Please be as specific as possible.

I need accessibility accommodations.

* 15. Please indicate your interpreting needs from the list below:

* 16. Hotel Lodging/Hotel:
Please note, conference attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservation, unless you receive a lodging scholarship. However, by providing us with information on the type of room you requested, we will be able to check with the hotel to make sure they meet your room request. Please indicate which room type you require from the following list:

* 17. Are you traveling with a Personal Care Attendant (PCA) or Personal Assistant (PA)?

* 18. Please select any additional accommodations you require from the list below. If you require something that is not listed, please indicate your request by selecting “Other” and providing us with specific information about your request in the comments box. We may contact you for further information, if necessary.

Note: Accommodations are available at the program rate of $182/night + 15.6% and other fees per room per night. 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.

For additional information please contact Maritza Valdez at 651-646-5553, E-mail:
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.
This project was supported by Grant No. 2015-TA-AX-K053 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.