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Directing the Work: Executive Directors’ Resources

Leadership is a journey, not a destination. At TCFV, we are committed to providing the tools and resources necessary to make your journey successful. Directing the Work, is a multi-tiered approach to leadership (or executive) development opportunity designed to support and advance the work of the emerging or seasoned executive charged with overseeing violence prevention organizations.  Our goal is to ensure all family violence agencies across Texas receive personalized technical assistance and support.

For more information regarding Directing the Work, please contact Rita Flores.


TCFV offers customized consultations on leadership issues to help you effectively steward your program. View our custom consultations process to learn more.

Non-Profit Cost Allocation Planning (Consultation)

This session offers organizations the tools needed to develop and implement a comprehensive Cost Allocation Plan. 

The Essentials of a Successful Thrift Store (Consultation)

This session provides tools needed to operate a successful thrift store. Participants will receive guidance on analyzing the market, donor and volunteer recruitment, and policy and procedures development.

Strategic Visioning (Consultation)

This session explores key aspects of building and sustaining a high performance organization through strategic planning.

Philanthropy 101 (Consultation)

This session offers a more in-depth review and on how your organization can raise money to make a difference for your cause.  Participants will develop fundraising plans, learn how to cultivate and sustain donor relations, and strengthen proposal development skills.

Donor Cultivation and Research (Consultation)

This session provides strategies to identify, cultivate, and solicit key donors.

Foundations: Roles and Responsibilities (Consultation)

This session introduces board members to the fundamentals of effective governance by defining the basic roles and responsibilities of the board and examining strategies for building effective board structures.

Fundraising (Consultation)

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

Board Recruitment (Consultation)

This session offers strategies to recruit committed individuals to serve on your board who are not only qualified but share the perspectives that align with your organization’s goals and needs. Participants will also receive personalized assistance for building an effective training and orientation plan. 

Board Confidentiality (Consultation)

This training offers an overview of the state and federal confidentiality guidelines to ensure board members have the information required to safeguard the organization they serve.


On Demand Webinars

ED Webinar Series: Building Strong Relationships with Community Stakeholders
Presenters: Katie Popp and Robin Llewellyn | Building strong, healthy relationships with community partners is imperative for the long-term success and sustainability of your organization. This session will explore what it means to build strong relationship with stakeholders, providing strategies on how to incorporate these practices in your organization.

ED Webinar Series: Successful Board Engagement | Part 1
Teresa Carbajal Ravet, discusses thoughtful and intentional strategies to engage successful board candidates. This webinar sheds light on an intentional process of board diversification and evaluation.

ED Webinar Series: Successful Board Engagement | Part 2

ED Webinar Series: Resilience and the VOICE Study
Johanna Moya Fábregas examines the importance of understanding and cultivating resiliency among those who work in Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Programs. Based on the VOICE study, conducted by the UT-Austin Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault,this webinar offers analysis and invites reflection on the study findings regarding resilience.

ED Webinar Series: La resiliencia y el estudio VOICE
Johanna Moya Fábregas examina la importancia de entender y cultivar la resiliencia entre las personas que trabajan programas relacionados a la violencia doméstica y la agresión sexual. Este webinaranaliza los resultados del estudio VOICE, dirigido por el UT-Austin Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault,e invita a reflexionar sobre los resultados de la investigación con respecto a la resiliencia.

Healthy Texas equals a purple Texas: A Guide to TCFV’s DVAM Toolkit & Campaign
Domestic Violence Awareness Month is here and we at TCFV are making it easier than ever to run your DVAM campaign! Our brief webinar will help you raise awareness in your community by walking you through our toolkit and DVAM campaign. We’ll guide you through our Go Purple Toolkit, downloadable DVAM materials, and new content calendars!

ED Series: Thought Leadership: Establishing Your Strategy by Kate Edwards | Part 1
Whether you realize it or not, your organization is a treasure trove of big ideas just waiting to be unleashed and shared with the world, but your challenge is limited resources and a small or non-existent communications and marketing team. In an age of unlimited shared information at our fingertips, how do you utilize your most important assets to stand above the noise and earn community support? We’ll walk through setting thought leadership goals and YOUR why behind this strategy, and help you decide who your thought leaders (or spokespeople) are and whom you hope to influence along the way.

ED Series: Salesforce Application Demo
TCFV strives to make sure we are providing Texas domestic violence agencies with options when it comes to collecting and reporting your data. TCFV will continue to support the use of the Osnium database but understand that some programs may be interested in other database possibilities. To assist with identifying some possible options, we are bringing you a webinar that will provide you with a demo of Salesforce, a database that is being used by Hope’s Door/New Beginning Center. We hope that this demo will familiarize other domestic violence agencies in Texas with the powerful functions and features of this system. The IT challenges of DV agencies are not insignificant due to the rapid change of technology, complexity of agency environments, and ever changing reporting requirements. The webinar will include a live demonstration of the many built in applications such as Client Management (Counseling & Case Management), Shelter Management, Transitional Housing Management, Community Education, BIPP Management, Donor Management, Volunteer Management, Grant Management, Data Integrity Management, and Report Generation.Diversity Matters, Part 2: Cultural Competency in Domestic Violence Programs
Cultural competency, or the skill of being well-versed in many different cultures, is important for those working in the community especially with domestic violence survivors. In contrast to using our own culture as a standard by which to judge other cultures, cultural relativism (a prerequisite for cultural competency) allows one to understand a culture on its own terms, including norms of relating to each other and roles within a relationship. In this webinar, we will question the cultures deeply embedded within us while at the same time seek to understand a variety of different lifestyles and family structures.

Diversity Matters, Part 1: Non-Profit Boards and The Communities They Serve
Board members of nonprofits and community organizations set both the goals and the direction of an organization. Board members can use their own personal experience and cultural assumptions to set these agendas. Race, social class and gender diversity can lend itself to a wide variety of experiences that can better reflect a community’s needs. In this webinar, we will discuss implications of diversity and strategies to diversify boards.

ED Webinar Series: Immigration Law for Service Providers
What does your organization do if immigration agents come to your building or facility?
All service providers should protect their clients and staff to the greatest extent possible. This webinar will address the organization’s rights and responsibilities, the current legal landscape, and the best protocols to address a potential situation.[/expand]



Please note: TCFV does not provide Continuing Education Units (CEU) for archived webinars. Our catalog of archived webinars is currently being updated. Please check back for more archived webinars.   

All Politics Are Local: Being an Effective Advocate
Speaker: Kathy Hutto, Governmental Affairs Consultant, and Jackson Walker L.L.P.

Alternative Response: The Texas Model. Alternative Response Initiative Implementation
Speaker: Denise McDonnalds

Beyond Diversity: A Toolkit for Executive Directors – Part 1
Speaker: Thecia Jenkins

Beyond Diversity: A Toolkit for Executive Directors – Part 2
Speaker: Tisha Dickens

Beyond Diversity: A Toolkit for Executive Directors – Part 3
Speaker :Thecia Jenkins

Developing Leadership: Executive Director Webinar Series – Part 1
Speaker: Thecia Jenkins

Developing Leadership-Executive Director Webinar Series – Part 2
Speaker: Thecia Jenkins

Developing Leadership: CPS Advocacy and the Role of Texas Domestic Violence Programs
Speakers: Krista del Gallo, TCFV and Maggy McGiffert, M.A., Policy Consultant, TCFV

How Do We Institutionalize Economic Advocacy When We Already Have So Much To Do?
Speaker: Molly Woodard, TCFV and Carol Shoener, MPA, Women’s Resource Center

Innovative Leadership for Legal Advocacy
Speaker: Tracy Grinstead-Everly, JD (TCFV)

Integrating Prevention: Hiring, Training and Retaining Prevention Staff & Cultivating Funders and Donors
Speakers: Lorien Castelle and Maria Limon

Managing to Outcomes: Resources to Results
Speaker: Kate Robinson

The Role of Family Violence Programs’ CPS Liaison
Speakers: Krista del Gallo, Policy Manager, TCFV, Maggy McGiffert, Policy Consultant, TCFV

Working with Men to End Violence Against Women: Organizations, Managerial, and Training Considerations
Speaker: Hilda Gutierrez, Prevention Coordinator TCFV

You Got This: Leadership Strategies for New Executive Directors
Speaker: Thecia Jenkins


New Executive Director Program

The New Executive Director Development Program provides a comprehensive orientation for an extensive on-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. By providing these new executive directors with a comprehensive orientation and meaningful, ongoing support throughout the first three years of their tenure, TCFV is ensuring that each executive director has the fundamental tools she/he needs to successfully lead their organizations, thus enhancing the quality of services provided to victims and survivors of domestic violence. TCFV also believes it is crucial for new executive directors to be informed of statewide trends, best practices and resources. Equally important is for new executive directors to have information regarding available support and training opportunities.

The New Executive Director Development Program plan utilizes various innovative methods to engage new executive directors and develop directors’ skills and foundational knowledge of operating a family violence program. The program will support new executive directors to successfully lead their organizations in various capacities.

Mandatory Fees Toolkit

Members-Only Resources

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.

  • 2016 Compensation Survey
  • Nuts and Bolts of Bookkeeping Toolkit
  • Sample Policies
  • Sample Job Descriptions

Thought Leaders

Thought Leaders is an intensive cohort-based program for new and tenured executive directors and chief executive officers. This year-long program is designed to offer its 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 will consist of four in-person gatherings. Given that Thought Leaders Cohort is a statewide program and will require travel, TCFV will reimburse participants for travel and lodging.

2017 Thought Leaders Cohort

These fifteen 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 excited to learn from their experience and to support them in the complex and rewarding task of leading their agencies.

Allen_Hattie_headshotHattie Allen
Executive Director
Kendall County Women’s Shelter
Cook_Kim_headshotKim Cook
Executive Director
Abigail’s Arms
Fernandez_Jennifer_headshotJennifer Fernandez
Executive Director
Guadalupe Valley Family
Violence Shelter, Inc.
Fry_Leigh_Ann_headshotLeigh Ann Fry, Executive Director
Noah Project, Inc.
Gowin_Amanda_headshotAmanda Gowin, Executive Director
Dove Project, Inc.
Hill_Stacy_headshotStacy Hill, Executive Director
Crisis Center of Comal County
Jacob_Kathryn_headshotKathryn Jacob, President & CEO
SafeHaven of Tarrant County
Jarrah_Hind_headshotHind Jarrah, Executive Director
Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation
Khare_Rachna_headshotRachna Khare, Executive Director
Daya, Inc.
Mathis-Goodrum_Kim_headshotKim Mathis-Goodrum, Executive Director
Focusing Families
Moseley_Debbie_headshotDebbie Moseley, Executive Director
The Bridge Over Troubled Waters
Slone_Jeri_headshotJeri Slone, Executive Director
ICD Family Shelter
Tacconi_Selah_headshotSelah Tacconi, Executive Director
Resource and Crisis Center
of Galveston County Inc.
Tietjen_Catherine_headshotCatherine Tietjen, Executive Director
Freedom House
Womack_Jim_headshotJim Womack, Executive Director
Family Support Services of Amarillo

2018 Thought Leaders Cohort

Lyndia_Allen_headshotLyndia Allen
Executive Director
Gateway Family Services
Debra_Dyason_headshotDebra Dyason
Executive Director
First Step, Inc.

Elda Garcia
Executive Director
Southwest Family Life Centers, Inc.
William Hall_headshotWilliam Hall
Executive Director
Families in Crisis, Inc.
Toni Johnson – Simpson
Executive Director
Denton County Friends of the Family
Sherri_Kendall_headshotSherri Kendall
Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse
Jim_Malatich_headshotJim Malatich
Hope’s Door New Beginning Center
Rogar_Pharr_headshotRogar Pharr
Executive Director
Crisis Center of Anderson and Cherokee Counties
Alecia_Peters_headshotAlecia Peters
President & Founder
Healing Hearts Center
Sherri_Shields_headshotSherri Shields
Interim Executive Director
Grayson County Crisis Center
Ryan_Shriver_headshotRyan Shriver
Executive Director
Shelter Agencies of Families in East Texas
Heather_Weidner_headshotHeather Weidner
Executive Director
Safe Place, Inc.


TCFV’s Executive Directors’ Listserv is a members-only benefit available to Category I and Category II Family Violence Programs. Executives have the opportunity to network with peers, share resources and ideas, and get priority access to resource development information.

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