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This library hosts materials developed by Switchboard and by former Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-funded technical assistance (TA) providers (most in fiscal years 2016-2018, with selected earlier materials). This library links materials externally where: their formats were incompatible with internal hosting; they were developed by current ORR-funded TA providers; or they were developed by non-ORR funded authors who granted permission for the links.

Author Definitions

BRYCS
Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services
CLINIC
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. National Citizenship Capacity Building Project
CVT
Center for Victims of Torture National Capacity Building Project for Specialized Torture Treatment Centers
Higher
Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance
Mercy Housing
Mercy Housing Refugee Housing Program
META
Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance Project
NPCT
National Partnership for Community Training Mental Health Technical Assistance Program
Project SOAR
Project for Strengthening Organizations Assisting Refugees
RHTAC
Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center
Welcoming America
Welcoming America's Welcoming Refugees Program
Other
Authors not receiving technical assistance funding from ORR

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5 Tips for M&E Culture Change

Tip Sheet
Author(s): META
Date: July 20, 2016
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation

Creating an organizational culture committed to monitoring and evaluation is a common challenge. This tip sheet gives five action steps you can take to make M&E a priority at your organization, get buy-in from staff and leaders, and ensure that the phrase “monitoring and evaluation” elicits fewer sighs and more enthusiasm at your next team …

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7 Steps for Developing Theories of Change, with Case Study

Tip Sheet
Author(s): META
Date: July 25, 2016
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Project Design and M&E Planning

A theory of change diagram is a type of logic model that explicitly illustrates the causal pathways between activities, outputs, outcomes, and objectives.  Illustrating your project’s theory of change can help you clearly articulate what you want to achieve and how you will do it.  META’s 7 Steps for Developing Theories of Change help you …

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7 Tips for Developing Data-Driven, Evidence-Based Programs

Tip Sheet
Author(s): META
Date: June 12, 2017
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Project Design and M&E Planning

In designing programs to respond to the needs of refugees in the U.S., service providers have the opportunity to improve program planning processes and take steps towards becoming more data-driven and evidence-based. Data-driven programs are those where data shapes program design and informs decision making during the life of the program. Evidence-based programs are those …

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8 Tips for Using Logic Models to Improve Project Design and M&E, with Case Study

Tip Sheet
Author(s): META
Date: July 25, 2016
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Project Design and M&E Planning

You might be accustomed to attaching logic models to your donor proposals, but do you also use them as project design tools? META’s 8 Tips for Using Logic Models provides an overview of logic models, clarifying the purpose of and relationship between two important types of logic models: theories of change and logical frameworks, or logframes. …

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A Guide to Labor Market Information for Refugee Employment Programs

Guide
Author(s): Higher
Date: March 1, 2018
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Federal Workforce Development, Job Development

Labor market information (LMI) is a valuable tool for counseling clients on employment options or matching clients with quality job placements. Despite the substantial benefits of using LMI, its complexity and breadth can make it challenging to understand. This guide will provide you with: 1) an overview of LMI and associated data; 2) a look …

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A Tip for Working with Congolese Refugees

Video
Author(s): Higher
Date: February 17, 2016
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Job Development

In this two-minute video, James Kalunga, Employment Coordinator at Arizona Immigrant and Refugee Services, provides a useful tip for working with Congolese refugees.

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About Switchboard Video

Video
Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 29, 2019
Topic(s): Organizational Development

Watch this 3-minute video to learn all about Switchboard, including about the trainings, resources, and technical assistance available to you as an ORR grantee.

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Advancing Goals in Community Engagement: Editable Outreach Templates

Tool or Template
Author(s): Switchboard
Date: June 24, 2019
Topic(s): Community Engagement
Subtopic(s): Media and Communications

Community engagement is critical for those serving refugees, asylees, and other immigrant populations. Effective engagement involves efforts that are within your staff’s facilitation capacity and that address the strengths and needs of both the receiving community and of your clients. This document contains three editable outreach templates: Refugees in Your City Fact Sheet, Sample annual …

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Advocacy Targets and Methods

Tip Sheet
Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: January 20, 2011
Topic(s): Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Advocacy

This tip sheet reviews typical advocacy targets and methods.

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Advocacy vs. Lobbying

Tip Sheet
Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: January 3, 2011
Topic(s): Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Advocacy

This tip sheet reviews the differences between advocacy and lobbying.