Grow Forward: Lessons Learned from a National Assistance and Training Program


In 2012, Transforming Communities: Technical Assistance, Training and Resource Center (TC-TAT) launched a national training and technical assistance pilot project: Grow Forward: Building Lasting Organizational Capacity for Organizations Ending Violence Against Women.  A dedicated cohort of 23 OVW grantee organizations comprised of teams of advocates and leaders from across the country were selected to develop long-term, sustainable, organizational and leadership capacity-building strategies following an immersion institute that was held July 2013.

TC-TAT is excited to provide you with the, "Grow Forward: Lessons Learned from a National Assistance and Training Program."  This project and publication was made possible by funding from the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW).

The online publication includes highlights from the project, an executive summary, project overview and methodology, cohort learnings and outcomes, and learnings and observations for advancing the movement to end violence against women. Also included throughout the publication are downloadable tools and resources including training materials, articles, and videos. 

We would appreciate you filling out the online evaluation for this publication following your review of the document. The survey can be accessed at If you are interested in information about trainings or technical assistance, please contact TC-TAT at

TC-TAT honors each individual and organization that participated in Grow Forward.  May the learnings catalyzed through this project continue to serve the collective need for organizations dedicated to ending violence against women to "grow forward".

Toward Peace, 




Donna Garske
Executive Director
Center for Domestic Peace/Transforming Communities

71 Pages
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February 25, 2015
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