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Whether you’re a seasoned advocate, a student, or a community member interested in learning more about domestic violence, our user-friendly resource library is a great tool for you. We have compiled an extensive database of publications, images, websites, webinars and more — all dedicated to understanding the dynamics of abuse, prevention strategies and community solutions. 

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Publication Strong Field Project

Connecting Leadership & Networks
New Ways of Developing Leadership in a Highly Connected World

This report is written for those who run and fund leadership programs that develop and support leadership for social change. It shares many examples of how leaders using network strategies are increasing the impact of social change work. Our goal is to inspire and help hundreds of leadership programs to question their assumptions about leadership and retool their approaches to developing leadership to more fully leverage network approaches. 

Resource Tool Strong Field Project

Directory of Technical Assistance Providers for DV Organizations

A detailed list of technical assistance and capacity building resources. Listed by region, competencies, and experiencing working within the domestic violence field.

Publication La Piana ConsultingBlue Shield of California Foundation

Power of Partnerships: Insights from Leaders
A Case Study: YWCA Sonoma County and West County Community Services

In January 2012, the YWCA Sonoma County (YWCA) and West County Community Services (WCCS) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding
to strengthen the provision of counseling services to domestic violence survivors.
This case study follows their journey from partner exploration to negotiation and implementation, focusing on the experiences, breakthrough leadership moments, and personal commitments of these leaders to the clients
and communities they serve.

Publication La Piana ConsultingBlue Shield of California Foundation

The Succession Planning Lens
Looking to the Future of Domestic Violence Organizations

The publication was designed to prepare, empower, and inspire domestic violence organizations – their executives, boards, and staff – to initiate conversations about succession planning and to discover how looking through this lens can help them grow more sustainable organizations and support the dedicated individuals who lead them. 

Publication National Network to End Domestic Violence

2012 Domestic Violence Counts California Summary

On September 12, 2012, 99 out of 99, or 100%, of identified local domestic violence programs in California participated in the 2012 National Census of Domestic Violence Services. 

Publication La Piana ConsultingBlue Shield of California Foundation

The Power of Partnerships
Insights from Leaders

The Power of Partnership addresses a need for integrative partnerships in the domestic violence field by featuring four case studies showing how integrative forms of collaboration have enabled domestic violence organizations—and their partners—to capitalize on their strengths, develop new solutions, and more effectively serve the community.


Publication La Piana ConsultingBlue Shield of California Foundation

The Power of Partnership
Strategic Restructuring Among Domestic Violence Organizations

The Power of Partnership was developed to meet the need for more information about the value of integrative partnership such as strategic restructuring. This publication features four case studies, from California and elsewhere, illustrating what integrative forms of collaboration meant for the work of domestic violence organizations. 

Publication Grassroots Fundraising Journal

Mapping Our Experiences
A Training Exercise

This training exercise teaches effective fundraising techniques for nonprofit professionals.

Resource Tool Blue Shield Against Violence

Strong Field Project Model

This PowerPoint slide provides a full logic model illustrating the impact of the Strong Field Project within California’s movement to end domestic violence. 

Publication California Partnership to End Domestic Violence

Funding Formula Review and Recommendation
Final Report

From the Executive Summary of the Funding Formula Review and Recommendation: