Directing the Work

Executive Directors’ Resources

Leadership is a journey, not a destination: TCFV provides the necessary tools and resources to make the journey successful. Directing the Work, is a multi-tiered approach to leadership development, designed to support and advance the work of emerging or seasoned executives charged with overseeing family violence organizations. Our goal is to ensure TCFV family violence agencies funded by HHSC and category I and II members across Texas receive personalized technical assistance and support.

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Consultations

TCFV offers customized executive leadership consultations to category I and II members and family violence agencies funded by HHSC to effectively steward the agency.

Training Resources

A variety of member resources for leadership to support your work to lead programs across Texas.

Webinars

Directing the Work | the ED Webinar series offers a variety of webinars for leadership and Executive Directors’.

 

Executive Directors

TCFV supports Executive Directors’ through the New Executive Director’s Pogram and the Thought Leaders cohort

Consultations

TCFV offers customized executive leadership consultations to category I and II members and family violence agencies funded by HHSC to effectively steward the agency.

Agency Leadership Transition

provides an on-site consultant  for up to 3 days to work with staff and board to make an agency assessment and recommendations for leadership transition. The 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 for the community, marketing options, and determining a hiring process. 

Board Confidentiality

offers an overview of the state and federal confidentiality guidelines to ensure board members have the information required to safeguard the organization they serve. The TCFV staff presents this training. 

Board Recruitment

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. The training also provides personalized assistance for building an effective board training and orientation plan. TCFV partners with nonprofit board experts to present this training.

Board Roles & Responsibilities

examines board member’s fundamental roles and  responsibilities to enhance effective governance and 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.

The Essentials of a Successful Thrift Store

provides guidance on analyzing the market, donor and volunteer recruitment, and developing thrift store policy and procedure. The goal is to enhance and reach maximum revenue. TCFV partners with a statewide thrift store expert to present this training.

Fundraising

provides strategies to increase and bolster existing fundraising plans while defining the board’s role in fundraising. 

Philanthropy 101

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.

Strategic Visioning

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. 

Training Resources

TCFV offers a combination of Directing the Work trainings: in-person and statewide, live webinars, and pre-recorded, self-paced webinars. The trainings cover critical topics presented by state and national experts. TCFV members receive discounted rates for the TCFV signature conferences.

Directing the Work Conference features dynamic presenters, 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 are offered.

The Directing the Work Online Series is a web-based training opportunities presented by TCFV staff in partnership with state and national experts.

The New Executive Director Development Program provides a comprehensive orientation and going support to new executive directors of family violence programs. TCFV recognizes that family violence program executive directors have diverse backgrounds and experiences. Some may come from outside the domestic violence or nonprofit arenas, and others may be new to the executive director role. Investing time and support throughout the first three years of tenure, optimizes executive directors’ fundamental skills and provides statewide trends, best practices and resources necessary to successfully lead the agency, and ultimately enhancing the quality of domestic violence survivors.

TCFV offers several Executive-level, members-only resources. You can find them by logging into the Member Center with your organizational account. Can’t find your organizational account? Contact Leigh Ann Montague for support.

Resources Avaliable to Executive Directors’ and program leaders |

• 2018 Compensation Survey

• Nuts & Bolts of Bookkeeping Toolkit

• Sample policies

• Sample Job Descriptions

Webinars

Find below TCFV’s current on demand webinars for Executive Directors’ and program leaders. Check back for new or upcoming webinars!

Building Strong Relationships with Community Stakeholders

Successful Board Engagement |
Part One

Successful Board Engagement |
Part Two

Thought Leadership: Establishing Your Strategy

Diversity Matters |
Part One

Diversity Matters |
Part Two

Immigration Law for Service Providers

Healthy Texas equals a Purple Texas

Resilience and the VOICE Study

La resiliencia y el estudio VOICE

Salesforce Application Demo

New Executive Director Program

The New Executive Director Development Program provides a comprehensive orientation and going support to new executive directors of family violence programs. TCFV recognizes that family violence program executive directors have diverse backgrounds and experiences. Some may come from outside the domestic violence or nonprofit arenas, and others may be new to the executive director role. Investing time and support throughout the first three years of tenure, optimizes executive directors’ fundamental skills and provides statewide trends, best practices and resources necessary to successfully lead the agency, and ultimately enhancing the quality of domestic violence survivors.

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.

  • Thought Leaders Cohorts aims to harness the experience and expertise of family violence organizational leaders to lead the domestic violence movement in a bold new direction.
  • Thought Leaders Cohorts aims to provide access to emerging nonprofit management principles and resources.
  • Thought Leaders Cohorts aims to bring family violence organizational leaders together to build a network they can lean on for long-term support.

Thought Leaders Cohort consists of three to four 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 late summer to early fall. Cohort meeting runs 2 days in various cities throughout Texas.

These accomplished leaders represent the best in our movement. With expertise in providing culturally specific approaches to domestic violence to 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.

2019 Thought Leaders Cohort Class | 

Emilee Whitehurst

Emilee Whitehurst

CEO | Houston Area Women's Center

Janice Watkins

Janice Watkins

Executive Director | Wise Hope Shelter & Crisis Center

Deborah Tomov

Deborah Tomov

Executive Director | Family Services of Southeast Texas, Inc.

Kathy Reid

Kathy Reid

Executive Director | Family Abuse Center

Gloria Ocampo

Gloria Ocampo

Executive Director | Friendship of Women, Inc.

David Moore

David Moore

Executive Director | Women’s Center of Brazoria County

Darlene Lanham

Darlene Lanham

Executive Director | Asian Family Support Services of Austin

Dan Cox

Dan Cox

Executive Director | Noah Project Inc.

Rick Brown

Rick Brown

Executive Director | Hope Alliance

Erica Bustamante

Erica Bustamante

Executive Director | Wintergarden Women’s Shelter, Inc.

Angie Chandler

Angie Chandler

Executive Director | Dove Project, Inc.

Rhonda Williamson

Rhonda Williamson

Executive Director | Safer Path Family Violence Shelter, Inc.

Previous Thought Leaders Cohort Classes |

 

Lyndia Allen
Executive Director
Gateway Family Services

 

Debra Dyason
Executive Director
First Step, Inc.

 

Elda Garcia
Executive Director
Southwest Family Life Center, Inc.

 

William Hall
Executive Director
Families in Crisis, Inc.

 

Toni Johnson-Simpson
Executive Director
Denton County Friends of the Family

 

Sherri Kendall
CEO
Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse

 

Jim Malatich
CEO
Hope’s Door New Beginning Center

 

Rogar Pharr
Executive Director
Crisis Center of Anderson & Cherokee Counties

 

Alecia Peters
President & Founder
Healing Hearts Center

 

Shelli Shields
Executive Director
Grayson County Crisis Center

 

Ryan Shriver
Executive Director
Shelter Agencies of Families in East Texas

 

Heather Weidner
Executive Director
Safe Place, Inc.

 

Hattie Allen
Executive Director
Kendall County Women’s Shelter

 

Kim Cook
Executive Director
Abigail’s Arms

 

Jennifer Fernandez
Executive Director
Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Shelter, Inc.

 

Leigh Ann Fry
Executive Director
Noah Project, Inc.

 

Amanda Gowin
Executive Director
Dove Project, Inc.

 

Stacy Hill
Executive Director
Crisis Center of Comal County

 

Kathryn Jacob
President & CEO
SafeHaven of Tarrant County

 

Hind Jarrah
Executive Director
Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation

 

Rachna Khare
Executive Director
Dava, Inc.

 

Kim Mathis-Goodrum
Executive Director
Focusing Famillies

 

Debbie Mosley
Executive Director
The Bridge Over Troubled Waters

 

Jeri Stone
Executive Director
ICD Family Shelter

 

Selah Tacconi
Executive Director
Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County, Inc.

 

Catherine Tietjen
Executive Director
Freedom House

 

Jim Woman
Executive Director
Family Support Services of Amarillo

P.O. Box 163865 Austin, TX 78716

Phone | 512.794.1133

Fax | 512.685.6397

© Texas Council on Family Violence | 2019