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Blog Post: How States and Other Refugee Service Providers are Using Infographics to Engage Communities

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: November 13, 2019
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Using Data and Evidence
Wondering whether your program data has potential for community engagement? Unsure of how statistics can capture an audience’s interest? A recent Switchboard blog post provided suggestions for using data to tell a story, and today we’re diving deeper into one interesting method: infographics.

Blog Post: Using Data to Tell Program Stories…Without Putting Your Audience to Sleep

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: November 8, 2019
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Using Data and Evidence
Many of us don’t think about how we might communicate out our project data until the reporting stage, when we are required to look back on data and summarize it for a reader. Or conversely, given the vast extent of data many projects collect, we might be tempted to flood our communications materials with facts and figures.

Blog Post: Sharing Refugee Stories to Build Community Support

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: November 1, 2019
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Advocacy, Media and Communications
Are you looking to increase local support for refugees in your community? Supporting refugees to tell their stories is a powerful way to put individual faces and voices to the resettlement experience. There are many innovative ways stories can facilitate strong connections that demonstrate how resettlement benefits everyone in the community.

Blog Post: How States Can Benefit from Switchboard’s New Data Toolkit: A Perspective from a State Refugee Coordinator

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: October 25, 2019
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Using Data and Evidence
This blog post accompanies a new toolkit developed by the Urban Institute as part of the Switchboard program: Data-Driven State Refugee Programs: Lessons from the field on managing, analyzing, and using data to improve refugee programs. What challenges do states face in tracking Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) program outcomes? States face a number of …

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Blog Post: Getting More from Your ORR-6 Data: What’s the Value of ORR-6 Data to You?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 18, 2019
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Using Data and Evidence
This blog post accompanies a new toolkit developed by the Urban Institute as part of the Switchboard program: Data-Driven State Refugee Programs: Lessons from the field on managing, analyzing, and using data to improve refugee programs. The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) recently delivered a series of webinar trainings on its updated ORR-6 report, which …

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Blog Post: How States Are Using Better Data to Help Refugees

Author(s): Urban Institute
Date: September 11, 2019
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Data Collection, Using Data and Evidence
This blog post was written by Jessica Shakesprere and Ian Hecker of the Urban Institute. It accompanies a new toolkit developed by the Urban Institute as part of the Switchboard program: Data-Driven State Refugee Programs: Lessons from the field on managing, analyzing, and using data to improve refugee programs.  Many states that welcome refugees lack …

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Blog Post: 5 Ways to Support Your Clients’ Financial Wellbeing

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 2, 2019
Topic(s): Financial Capabilities
Connecting clients with jobs is essential to their self-sufficiency, but it’s not the only way to promote economic security and success. Economic mobility and long-term integration can be improved by establishing broader economic assets such as a credit score, home equity, checking/savings accounts, post-secondary education, retirement savings, and access to tax services. To learn more, …

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Blog Post: When’s that Report Due Again? How to Develop a Monitoring and Evaluation Workplan

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 7, 2019
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Project Design and M&E Planning
Have you been thinking about strengthening your monitoring and evaluation (M&E) processes? It can be challenging to plan out who on your team will be involved in collecting, entering, quality-checking, analyzing, and reporting on your program data, not to mention using the data to make program decisions! M&E plans are intended to guide monitoring and …

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Blog Post: On World Day against Trafficking, a Resource List of Anti-Trafficking Resources

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: July 30, 2019
Topic(s): Case Management, Health, Mental Health and Wellness, Safety
Did you know that July 30th is World Day against Trafficking in Persons?  The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime chose “responding to the trafficking of children and young people” and “highlighting the importance of government action,” as the focus areas of 2019’s World Day. To mark this day, Switchboard is highlighting anti-trafficking resources …

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Blog Post: A Resources List on Community Engagement

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: July 11, 2019
Topic(s): Community Engagement
World Refugee Day may have passed, but now is the time to continue the conversation! Switchboard’s resource library hosts a wide range of community engagement resources, including new materials developed by Switchboard on community resource mapping and leveraging community feedback. If you’d like customized support on community engagement, consider submitting a technical assistance request to …

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