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Resources, exercises and community-building for advocates and the survivors they support.

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Vision & Mission: A Guide to Organizational Success

November 13, 2023, RAFT Team

In a rapidly evolving business landscape where organizational success is measured by thriving, not just surviving, the importance of a well-defined vision and mission cannot be overstated. The ...

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How to Navigate Institutional Trauma

October 23, 2023, RAFT Team

Institutional trauma is a profound issue that can affect organizations and their employees at various levels. It occurs when systemic or organizational practices, policies, and cultures inadvertently cause ...

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Advocating for Your Well-being: How to Ask for a Recharge Space 

October 17, 2023, Maegan Bradshaw

In the atmosphere of today’s violence prevention workplace, advocate well-being is a crucial factor that directly influences job satisfaction and overall morale. One powerful way to enhance well-being ...

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Creating a Recharge Space for Your Advocates: An Investment for Workplace Well-being

October 17, 2023, Maegan Bradshaw

In the advocacy field’s fast-paced work environment, where deadlines, meetings, and constant communication are the norm, ensuring the well-being of your staff is a top priority. One effective ...

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5 Tips to Avoid Cliques at Work & Foster Unity Instead

October 12, 2023, RAFT Team

Workplace cliques can be a pervasive issue in many organizations, leading to reduced morale, productivity, and overall cohesion among employees. Often, organizations inadvertently contribute to the formation of ...

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Cultivating Collaboration: The Power of Advocate Co-Working Spaces

September 25, 2023, RAFT Team

Advocates who work tirelessly to support survivors of domestic and sexual violence thrive on collaboration and shared experiences. The energy that emerges when advocates come together is electric, ...

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Empowering Advocates: Building Resilience to Shame

September 14, 2023, Maegan Bradshaw

Advocacy requires passion, commitment, empathy, long hours, and a lot of selflessness. We know this is not always possible (as we teach here at RAFT, HELLO boundaries!), and ...

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Tips for Transitioning to Hybrid Work Models for Advocates

September 11, 2023, RAFT Team

The landscape of work is evolving. So too are the ways in which we support survivors of domestic and sexual violence. While the concept of hybrid work may ...

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Navigating Tough Conversations at Work: How to  Start Them and How to Respond

August 28, 2023, RAFT Team

In the intricate dance of workplace interactions, tough conversations with co-workers are inevitable. Whether addressing a conflict, delivering constructive feedback, or discussing sensitive matters, mastering the art of ...

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Unleashing Your Superpowers:  

August 17, 2023, Maegan Bradshaw

Discover Your Character Strengths  In this journey through life, you’ll face countless decisions, challenges, and setbacks. So, how can you navigate these obstacles with grace and resilience? Well, ...

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