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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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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.

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Refugee Services Core Stressor Assessment Tool 

Toolkit
Author(s): NCTSN
Date: January 1, 2011
Topic(s): Children/Youth and Family Services, Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Collection, Screening and Assessment

This toolkit provides information about four core stressors that refugees commonly face, and guides users through an assessment of a particular youth or family’s needs. Based on the assessment, tailored recommendations for resources and interventions are generated through this web-based resource developed by the Refugee Trauma and Resilience Center.

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Obtaining Corporate Sponsors

Tip Sheet
Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: December 17, 2010
Topic(s): Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Fundraising

This tip sheet provides guidance on obtaining corporate sponsors as part of your fundraising strategy.

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Annual Appeals

Tip Sheet
Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: December 8, 2010
Topic(s): Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Fundraising

This tip sheet provides guidance on conducting annual appeals as part of your fundraising strategy.

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Finding Prospective Donors – Private Funders and Foundations

Tip Sheet
Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: December 3, 2010
Topic(s): Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Fundraising

This tip sheet provides guidance on identifying prospective private donors as part of your fundraising strategy.

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Annual Reports

Tip Sheet
Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: November 19, 2010
Topic(s): Organizational Development

This tip sheet provides guidance on developing annual reports for your organization, including tips on doing so in a cost-effective way.

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Preparing Your Elevator Speech

Tip Sheet
Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: November 12, 2010
Topic(s): Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Fundraising

This tip sheet provides guidance on developing a short “elevator speech” to share with prospective donors as part of your fundraising strategy.

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Getting Your Board Involved in Fundraising

Tip Sheet
Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: November 5, 2010
Topic(s): Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Fundraising

This tip sheet provides suggestions on involving your board of directors in your organization’s fundraising.

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Monitoring Your SMART Objectives Facilitator’s Guide

Guide
Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: October 29, 2010
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Project Design and M&E Planning

This facilitator’s guide is designed to be used when designing and delivering a training on the basics of monitoring. It can be used on its own to design a full workshop on this topic or adapted into shorter modules to fit your needs.

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Tips for Starting Up a New Grant

Tip Sheet
Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: October 22, 2010
Topic(s): Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Grants Management

This tip sheet reviews the steps you should take when starting up a new grant.