Realizing that partner organizations have varying needs, the National Institute’s support takes the form of funding, capacity building, technical assistance, and strategic guidance.
- Policy Support
- Campaign Planning and Field Operations
- Coalition Building
- Organizational Development
The Capacity Building Program encompasses access to a series of webinars in which National Institute staff, grantees, and allies from across the movement present on skills and successes from their experience, and a series of cluster calls in which partners working on similar projects can share with and learn from one another.
These goals require a critical mass of advocates to develop and advance an abortion rights vision, engage a new and broad base of supporters, and reduce shame and stigma by publicly promoting the affirmative value of abortion in women’s lives.
The National Institute works intimately with state cohorts to help advance the vision and strategy of the project and support the aligned activities of participating partners. A key part of their role is to facilitate the provision of a robust offering of technical assistance for individual SIP partners and the cohorts and to identify common needs and learnings across the SIP states.
The National Institute provides a space for partners working on similar initiatives to share resources and best practices, brainstorm solutions to common challenges, and evaluate new ideas and strategies. Partners are afforded opportunities for information-sharing, as well as access to the National Institute’s extensive network of advocates, officials, and allied national organizations spanning a broad range of expertise. National Institute staff both facilitate these relationships and participate in the process, learning alongside partners.