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Tip Sheet: Report Writing Q&A with ORR

Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: October 15, 2010
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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Tip Sheet: Federal Funding and Proposal Writing

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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Guide: Needs Assessment Training Handbook

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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Video: Mental Health Care During Crises

Author(s): Emergency Community Health Outreach (ECHO)
Date: April 21, 2010
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): COVID-19

Mental health problems can be caused by many factors – disease, stress, genetics, or adjusting to a new culture. It is important to identify and take steps to treat mental health issues as early as possible to keep them under control. These videos, developed in 2010, have information about helping people who are having mental …

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Tool or Template: ECBO Capacity Assessment

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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Tip Sheet: Setting Up Grants Management Systems

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.

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Tip Sheet: The Neighborhood Stabilization Program

Author(s): Mercy Housing
Date: October 21, 2009
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Federal Housing Programs

Observing the destructive effects that high rates of foreclosures have had on neighborhoods, the federal government created the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). This fact sheet highlights how refugee-serving organizations and housing providers can partner with recipients of NSP funds to improve refugee housing in their communities.

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Tip Sheet: Housing and Community Integration

Author(s): Mercy Housing
Date: August 13, 2009
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Housing

This tip sheet describes how housing and community integration mesh and build on one another. It provides suggestions to help encourage integration in refugee housing environments.

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Guide: Reporting Well Resource Booklet

Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: August 6, 2009
Subtopic(s): Presenting Data

This resource booklet provides strategies for communicating with the media about resettlement and integration topics. It is aimed at ethnic community-based organizations (ECBOs) in particular.

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Guide: Volunteer Management Handbook for Refugee-Led Organizations

Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: April 3, 2009
Topic(s): Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Volunteer Management

This comprehensive handbook provides guidance on volunteer management to refugee-led organizations, including ethnic community based-organizations (ECBOs).