When it comes to thinking about our finances, all too often we think about a report or a bottom line. We understand them as a necessary evil but it is not how we tend to view our organization and the work we do. How can we take a financial report and begin to bring some clarity around it and think... more
Understanding, preventing, and relieving vicarious trauma is both an individual and organizational challenge, for coalitions as well as the member programs we serve. Working with trauma survivors, directly or indirectly, exposes us to the reality of violence in ways that other services, including... more
Our movement was undeniably founded on the strength and courage of survivors. As we have moved towards professionalization in recent decades, and considering our hiring practices, have we truly made a space for survivors to join us as staff and volunteers? Rural rape crisis centers, with the... more
Congratulations and welcome to your new position as the executive director of a sexual assault coalition! We commend you for your dedication and enthusiasm as you join the ranks of women and men who have dedicated their lives to ending sexual violence and all forms of violence and oppression.
Regardless of structure, all coalitions share common values that highlight the importance of
providing a statewide voice on behalf of victims,
supporting the work of local member programs,
holding societal systems accountable for their responses to victims,
and working on the prevention of... more
The Resource Sharing Project and National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) hosted a conference call on March 14, 2012 with Donna Simmons with the Grants Financial Management Division (GMFD) of the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW).
National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault (SCESA)
This was previously published in the RSP Executive Director Manual (2007)
Editor’s note: Although the report is over a decade old, we believe it continues to accurately reflect the experiences of Women of Color in the Anti-... more
Many can argue, not many converse. --A. Bronson Alcott
Meeting. Whether used in combination with staff or committee or planning - the word can send a chill up the spine, or at least put a damper on the day. And yet, we keep trying perhaps because we sense that we can do better work together than... more