New date and location.  Deadline for application, March 23rd.

Presented by:
Futures Without Violence
Note:  OVW Approved

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, professional growth, and wellness;
  • Tools for board, recruitment, development and engagement;
  • Funding strategies & budgeting to support organizational strengths and assets;
  • Planning for and addressing organizational growth, transitions and change;
  • Communication, both within organization and externally;
  • Collaborations to maximize and share resources; and
  • Action planning for future organizational development.
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 director, board member, and program staff. 

How to apply:
Organizations interested in participating should apply with each individual submitting a separate application and noting other team members in the space provided. If you are using your OVW funds to participate, please obtain approval from your OVW Program Specialist before applying.

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. Hotel accommodations are available at the program rate of $148 x 16.9% ($25.01+ $5) (federal per diem rate for Atlanta).

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.
Training Schedule:
May 2, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
May 3, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
May 4, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Click here for flyer and application form.  For additional information please contact Monica Arenas at 415-678-5519, E-mail:
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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