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Tool or Template: M&E Plan Template and Checklist

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: June 28, 2019
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Project Design and M&E Planning
M&E plans are intended to guide monitoring and evaluation processes throughout the life of a project or funding period.  But what are the components of a strong M&E plan? Switchboard’s Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Plan Template makes them easy to learn by walking step-by-step through a sample refugee employment program. M&E Plans are intended to …

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Tool or Template: Advancing Goals in Community Engagement: Editable Outreach Templates

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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Tool or Template: Mental Health Referral and New Provider Inquiry Forms

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: June 11, 2019
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
This tool includes a Mental Health Referral Form and a New Provider Inquiry Form that refugee service providers may use in collaboration with mental healthcare providers as they work to build a culturally informed referral network. The Mental Health Referral Form is designed to be completed by the caseworker/refugee service provider making the referral, then …

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Tool or Template: Data Analysis and Action Planning Templates

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: May 30, 2019
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Project Design and M&E Planning
It’s critical to regularly analyze and act on data in order to make informed decisions and guide project implementation. To facilitate ongoing learning and project improvement, teams should hold regular data analysis and action planning meetings throughout the project cycle. These Data Analysis and Action Planning Templates can be used to plan for data analysis, …

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Tool or Template: Scripts for Working with Interpreters

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: May 28, 2019
Topic(s): Case Management, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Interpretation
This tool includes two scripts that can be used when working with interpreters: Pre-session: A pre-session, also known as a pre-conference or pre-encounter, is a short conversation between the provider and interpreter that takes place away from the client, prior to beginning the interpretation session. It may be as short as one minute or as …

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Tool or Template: Monitoring and Evaluation Glossary

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 27, 2019
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Data Collection, Data Quality, Evaluation and Research, Presenting Data, Project Design and M&E Planning, Using Data and Evidence
A lot of terminology can be associated with monitoring and evaluation, and vocabulary definitions can vary widely. Some terms seem to have overlapping definitions–for instance, in the different ways logic models, theories of change and logical frameworks (logframes) can be defined. You can use this glossary to clear up confusion and be sure you understand …

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Tool or Template: Data Visualization Examples Template

Author(s): META
Date: August 20, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Presenting Data
Good data visualization not only helps donors and stakeholders outside your project understand your results, it helps project staff interpret and analyze data to make better project decisions. This document provides some simple examples of charts and graphs that communicate three common messages: how something changes over time, how one thing compares to another, and …

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Tool or Template: Ways to Use Cultural Backgrounders

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS), Head Start
Date: July 16, 2018
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Country Guides
 This tool is designed to assist programs in making use of the four Cultural Backgrounders developed by Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS). It provides basic information to help staff begin discussions, relationships, and partnerships with immigrant and refugee families from Burma, Iraq, Somalia, and Eastern Nepal (Bhutanese).

Tool or Template: Research/Evaluation After-Action Review Meeting Template

Author(s): META
Date: July 2, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Evaluation and Research
A research/evaluation after-action learning review is a process of reflection (via meeting, workshop, or other form of consultation) at the end of a research and evaluation project. It differs from workshops or other events used to discuss and disseminate findings in that its goal is to reflect not on the program or policy studied, but …

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Tool or Template: Sample Informed Consent Form

Author(s): META
Date: May 11, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Collection, Evaluation and Research
Meaningful informed consent entails more than a participant’s signature on a consent form. The steps that we take for obtaining consent are crucial to safeguarding participants’ dignity, autonomy and well-being, especially when collecting data from vulnerable populations. META’s introductory tip sheet walks through five questions to ask yourself when developing plans and procedures for obtaining …

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