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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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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.

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Report Writing Q&A with ORR

Tip Sheet
Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: October 15, 2010
Topic(s):
Subtopic(s): Presenting Data

This tip sheet shares recommendations on developing strong federal grant reports through a Q&A with ORR Program Analyst Tabassum Siraj.

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Federal Funding and Proposal Writing

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

This tip sheet provides an introduction to writing a proposal for federal grant funds.

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Needs Assessment Training Handbook

Guide
Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: October 8, 2010
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Collection

A needs assessment is a way of finding out the most important needs of a certain group of people – your target population. This handbook provides an introduction to designing and conducting needs assessments.

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ECBO Capacity Assessment

Tool or Template
Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: February 1, 2010
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation, Organizational Development

This tool is an organizational capacity assessment for ethnic community-based organizations (ECBOs). You can use it to assess your capacity in the areas of resource development and management; program design, implementation and evaluation; community engagement; coordination implementation; and ethnic leadership development and governance.

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Setting Up Grants Management Systems

Tip Sheet
Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: November 19, 2009
Topic(s): Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Grants Management

This tip sheet provides introductory suggestions on setting up grants management systems, including holding grant opening and closing meetings, planning, and communicating with your donor.