TJS understands the specific challenges of the social justice space. We understand the stigma, the opportunities, and the barriers of this work and the survivors served. Everything from our social media strategy to our program design recommendations takes into account the realities of the lived experience of clients, public perception, and the broader movement for change.
Building Voices Series: Staff Trainings for Inclusive Movements
The Building Voices series works to develop staff awareness around yielding power at the table to people with lived experiences and becoming supportive partners in change. These trainings include exploration of biases, recognizing the effects of reliving trauma, supportive infrastructure and intervention strategies, and norms for building community “on equal footing” as allies. All of these trainings include testimony and co-facilitation from people who have had the experience of publicly sharing their personal stories in order to effect social change.
Sync-Up Session - Centering People with Lived Experience in Your Work
(90 minutes, $1500)
Ethical Partnering with Storytellers
(90 minutes, $1500)
Building Voices Practicum - Applying Learned Skills to Real Scenarios
(120 minutes, $1500)
Package All Three: $4,000
Organizations are increasingly relying on people with lived experiences in their focus issue areas to tell their stories on advocacy platforms. TJS helps build supportive infrastructure to ensure community members are prepared and have positive experiences with sharing their personal lives publicly.
We assist in the development of storyteller bureaus with intensive training and ensuring organizations have proper supportive infrastructure.
Storytelling to Transform Our World
This 5-part training series is geared toward community members and people with lived experience with trauma, underpaid jobs, domestic violence, childcare access issues, incarceration, human trafficking, and beyond. TJS works with participants on self-discovery and empowerment, supportive sessions for reframing traumatic experiences in healthy ways, and presentation techniques such as elocution and confidence. We hold space for participants to find their story and connect it to a larger issue area or call to action, learn about grassroots advocacy strategy, and build convincing narratives for inciting change. With a group of gifted guest facilitators, this series also involves intensive workshopping on presenting and crafting one's story. Participants receive continuous support from TJS as we work to build a sense of community and trust within the group.
In addition, TJS provides technical assistance to organizations for 6-12 months as they build out their storytellers bureau and embed best practices into their organization.
$17,000 - 30,000
Building Resilience in Nonprofit Work
Are you looking for ways to build your organizational resilience and address staff burnout? Staff retention is a critical part of positive work culture, retaining key relationships, maintaining continuity in client services, and keeping operational costs low. Still, due to the difficult - and even traumatic - nature of social justice work, it is not uncommon for staff to burn out.
This offering begins with a 360 assessment of staff, allowing us to discover aggregate indicators of burnout in your organization. This package includes a detailed report on organizational wellness; fully customized recommendations on building inclusive infrastructure that combats burnout; an upper-management workshop on recognizing burnout and building in best practices for staff; multiple one on one coaching sessions with upper-level managers; two motivational healing sessions with staff; and three months of consulting.
Price dependent on organization size and custom needs.