Many organizations benefit from working with an outside consultant while undertaking a capacity building process. Working with a field expert or LGBTQ anti-violence organization can help ensure meaningful feedback and assistance as your organization identifies, implements, and evaluates changes.
Peer-to-peer learning strategies can be an efficient and effective way to build connections, strengthen networks, develop skills, and focus attention on regional and organizational efforts to increase access for LGBTQ survivors. Creating opportunities for educational exchange can foster a community of learners who are invested in skill development and consciousness raising about the needs and experiences of LGBTQ people.
Working with other organizations and groups can help build the momentum, visibility, and collective power needed to effect local policy changes and address structural barriers. Community collaborations may involve bringing together a new alliance or raising the concerns of LGBTQ people in existing coalitions or network settings.