In a field that is driven by crisis, taking time to build our organizations mindfully can feel like a luxury. Coalitions, though not direct-service organizations typically, often function in the same culture of crisis that our member programs do. We are terrifically busy responding to the needs... more
In a field that is driven by crisis, taking time to build our organizations mindfully can feel like a luxury. Coalitions, though not direct-service organizations typically, often function in the same culture of crisis that our member programs do. We are terrifically busy responding to the needs of... more
Advocates are powerful people. We do many things and fill many roles for survivors. We are the comforting presence in times of crisis, fierce guardians for people’s rights, guides through the healing process after violence, and agents of transformation in our communities.But advocates sometimes... more
Survivors need a safe place for the emotional work of recovery. Advocates start where the survivor is. The advocate plays a critical role in helping survivors navigate housing options and regain a sense of safety.
Planning for and managing executive leadership transitions are challenging tasks for any organization. The tenure of Executive Directors varies widely across the country, both in terms of length and tone of their leadership, but the challenges of moving from one ED to another are more similar than... more
In this hour-long recorded conversation between Cat Fribley, RSP Director, and Michelle Dixon-Wall, interim co-ED of WCSAP and RSP Region 3 TA Provider, we take a look succession planning as a value and long-term practice, whether a staff departure is imminent or not.
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As people move to working remotely and deal with possibly needing to take time off from work, it is important for coalitions and programs to have updated succession planning documents. The resources below offer templates and guidance on what to include.
This toolkit will assist the staff and board of directors at nonprofit sexual assault and domestic violence organizations in developing and implementing a succession plan to strengthen and build the capacity of their organizations. This toolkits provides an overview of key elements along with... more
Through our 24-hour helplines*, advocacy programs provide a powerful resource for our community. Across the country, advocacy programs assist survivors of sexual violence and their friends and family in navigating healing, learning about resources, and celebrating strengths and accomplishments --... more