Executive Leader Services & Programs
Leadership is a journey, not a destination. TCFV provides the necessary tools and resources to make that journey successful.
Directing the Work is a leadership development initiative designed to support and advance the work of executives charged with overseeing family violence organizations. Our goal is to ensure TCFV family violence agencies across Texas receive personalized technical assistance and support.
New ED Development Program
Are you a new Executive Director? If so, welcome! We are thrilled you are here and are in your new role leading an incredible agency doing life changing work.
Our Executive Director Development Program provides a comprehensive orientation and ongoing support to new Executive Directors for Family Violence programs, just like you.
We celebrate the reality that EDs have diverse backgrounds and experiences. You may come from outside the domestic violence or nonprofit arenas; you may be brand new to the ED role. We want to invest in you during these first years of your ED journey to support you in gaining the essential skills and share statewide trends, best practices, and resources necessary to successfully lead your agency.
Interested? Contact us today!
Sometimes your leasership journey will traverses terrain that is unfamiliar to you. This offers the opportunity to walk alongside experts outside of your agency and gaint the tailored support you need.
We here at TCFV offer support in a number of areas in the form of consultations. This is a benefit of category I and II members and family violence agencies funded by HHSC.
Agency Leadership Transition
Provides an on-site consultant for up to three days to work with staff and board to make an agency assessment and recommendations for leadership transition. Consultant may also attend board meetings to assist with determining next steps.
Agency Leadership Hiring
Provides a consultant to assist the board in reviewing the executive director’s or CEO’s job description, optimal salary, marketing options and hiring process.
Offers an overview of the state and federal confidentiality guidelines to ensure board members have the information required to safeguard the organization they serve. TCFV staff presents this training.
Explores strategies to recruit committed individuals to serve as board members who are qualified and share the perspectives that align with the organization’s goals and needs. Also includes personalized assistance for building an effective board training and orientation plan. TCFV partners with nonprofit board experts to present this training.
Board Roles and Responsibilities
Examines board member’s fundamental roles and responsibilities to enhance effective governance. Explores strategies for building effective board structures.
Donor Cultivation and Research
Provides strategies to identify, cultivate, and solicit key donors. TCFV partners with nonprofit fund development experts to present this training.
Provides strategies to increase and bolster existing fundraising plans while defining the board’s role in fundraising.
Offers an in-depth review on how your organization can raise funds to make a difference for your cause by specifically exploring fundraising plans, cultivating and sustaining donor relations and strengthening proposal development skills. TCFV partners with nonprofit fund development experts to present this training.
Explores key aspects of building and sustaining a high-performance organization through strategic planning. TCFV partners with nonprofit strategic visionary experts to present this training.
Thought Leaders Cohort
Thought Leaders is an intensive cohort-based program for new and tenured Executive Directors and Chief Executive Officers. This yearlong program is designed to offer members an opportunity to expand and enhance leadership skills in a high-impact, transformational experience.
Our aims is to:
- Harness the experience of family violence organizational experts to lead the domestic violence movement in a bold new direction.
- Provide access to emerging nonprofit management principles and resources.
- Bring family violence organizational leaders together to build a network they can lean on for long-term support.
The cohort consists of three in-person gatherings and requires travel. TCFV reimburses participants for travel, per diem, and lodging. Registration is complimentary and requires filling out an application. Applications are usually distributed in the fall. Cohort meeting runs two days in various cities throughout Texas.
The biggest take away from the retreats is having formed trusting relationships with peers in our movement/industry, and having a resource pool to go to for planning and decision-making.
2020 Thought Leaders Cohort
These accomplished leaders represent the best in our movement. With expertise in providing culturally specific approaches and years of experience in advocacy work and constituency building, these Texas leaders bring an impressive wealth of knowledge. We are honored to learn from their experience and to support them in the complex and rewarding task of leading their agencies.
Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse
Hope's Door New Beginning
Crisis Center of West Texas | Region 2 Area Director
The Family Place
Deaf Smith County Crisis Center
Hutchinson County Crisis Center | Region 1 Area Director Emeritus
Family Crisis Center of the Rio Grande Valley
Matagorda County Women's Crisis Center
2019 Thought Leader Cohort
Rick Brown, Hope Alliance
Erica Bustamane, Wintergarden Women’s Shelter
Angie Chandler, Dove Project
Dan Cox, Noah Project
Darlene Lanham, Asian Family Support Services of Austin
David Moore, Women’s Center of Brazoria County
Gloria Ocampo, Friendship of Women
Kathy Reid, Family Abuse Center, Waco
Deborah Tomov, Family Services of Southeast Texas
Janice Watkins, Wise Hope
Emilee Whitehurst, Houston Area Women’s Center
Rhonda Williamson, Safer Path Family Violence Shelter
2018 Thought Leader Cohort
Lyndia Allen, Gateway Family Services, Inc.
Debra Dyason, First Step, Inc.
Elda Garcia, Southwest Family Life Centers, Inc.
William Hall, Families in Crisis, Inc.
Toni Johnson-Simpson, Denton County Friends of the Family
Sherri Kendall, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse
Jim Malatich, Hope’s Door-New Beginning Centre
Alecia Peters, Healing Hearts Center
Roger Pharr, Crisis Center of Anderson and Cherokee Counties
Shelli Shields, Grayson Crisis Center
Ryan Shriver, SAFE-T
Heather Weidner, Safe Place
2017 Thought Leader Cohort
Hattie Allen, Kendall County Women’s Shelter
Kim Cook, Abigail’s Arms
Jennifer Fernandez, Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Shelter
Leigh Ann Fry, Noah Project, Inc.
Stacy Hill, Crisis Center of Comal County
Katherine Jacob, Safe Haven of Tarrant County
Hind Jarrah, Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation
Rachna Khare, DAYA Houston
Kim Mathis-Goodrum, Focusing Families
Debbie Moseley, Bridge Over Troubled Water
Jeri Slone, NewBridge Family Shelter
Selah Tacconi, Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County
Catherine Tietjen, Freedom House
Jim Womack, Family Support Services of Amarillo
TCFV offers a combination of in-person, on-demand, and statewide training. Our trainings cover critical topics presented by state and national experts. You, as a TCFV members receive discounted rates for all TCFV signature conferences.
Directing the Work Conference features dynamic presenters and showcases state and national trends for executive directors, CEOs, leadership staff and board members. The annual conference provides an opportunity to gain deeper knowledge of effective ways to lead family violence organizations. CEUs offered.
Developing Leadership Training Series provides web-based training opportunities presented by TCFV staff in partnership with state and national experts.
To learn more about these training opportunities, please click here.
TCFV offers several executive-level, members-only resources. You can find them by logging in to the member center with your organizational account. Can’t find your organizational account? Contact Leigh Ann Montague with any questions about your account.
Resources Avaliable to Executive Directors’ and program leaders:
- Access to the Executive Director Listserv
- 2018 Compensation Survey
- Nuts & Bolts of Bookkeeping Toolkit
- Sample policies
- Sample Job Descriptions