Technical assistance (TA) is one of the core services that coalitions provide to their members, partners, and constituents. Coalition technical assistance models and delivery methods vary, and the extent to which coalition members rely on this technical assistance ranges greatly. Overall, some... more
The foundation of many state- and territory-wide sexual assault coalitions is their membership. As coalitions grow and respond to emerging issues in the field, so too does the membership structures of coalitions. Our membership helps us create a network and involves more people in leadership of... more
Technical assistance (TA) is one of the central pillars of partnership between coalitions, local programs, and allies. While models and usage of TA vary by coalition, overall, every state- and territory-wide coalition provides some form of general support and assistance. In this paper and... more
Sexual assault coalitions have taken leadership in the distribution of technology information to member programs. With technology changing so fast, many coalitions are curious as to what their sister coalitions are using for databases, email lists, webinars, e-learning platforms, and more. In... more
Many organizations use employee work plans and work plan development processes to establish and document employee/team expectations for a year (or other period of time). How coalitions use work plans and work planning processes varies widely. This document is intended to provide a basic outline of... more
Coalitions vary in their structure and their relationships with the rape crisis centers in their states. While some coalitions serve purely as membership and technical assistance associations, others manage and disperse funding to the rape crisis programs. The coalitions who manage and distribute... more
Within the past decade, the issue of human trafficking has become more recognized as media, victim rights movements, law enforcement, and communities grapple with the definitions of trafficking, the needs of survivors, and strategies around awareness and prevention. It affects people of all ages... more
One of the best qualities about our rural communities is their ability to gather around us in times of great need. When our community reaches out to offer support, we don’t want to be scrambling for an answer!