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Archived Webinar: Engaging Public-Sector Stakeholders to Prepare for Welcoming More Refugees

Author(s): Switchboard, Welcoming America
Date: April 8, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Advocacy, Partnerships, Welcoming Communities
Hosted on April 7, 2021, this training was delivered by Christina Pope, Senior Network Director at Welcoming America; and George Zavala, Western Regional Manager at Welcoming America.  As refugee service providers prepare for an increase in arrivals, it is important to reactivate public-sector relationships and explore concrete partnerships that can help meet your local goals. …

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Guide: Engaging Public-Sector Stakeholders to Prepare for Welcoming More Refugees

Author(s): Switchboard, Welcoming America
Date: April 5, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Advocacy, Partnerships, Welcoming Communities
As refugee service providers prepare for an increase in arrivals, it is important to reactivate public-sector relationships and explore concrete partnerships to help meet your goals for refugee inclusion. This guide describes strategies for meaningfully re-engaging public-sector stakeholders, whether you are looking to collaborate with public schools, public health departments, or other public actors. This …

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Blog Post: Partnering with School Districts during COVID-19: Tips for Refugee Service Providers

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 4, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Community Engagement, Health, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing, COVID-19, Partnerships
Partnerships between school districts and refugee service providers have always been important, but they have become vital during COVID-19. This blog post includes some general tips for refugee service providers seeking to build productive partnerships with school districts.

Video: 4 Tips for Effective Employer Conversations

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 20, 2019
Topic(s): Employment, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development, Partnerships
Watch this 3-minute video to learn about 4 tips for approaching prospective employer partners about hiring refugees. The video covers the process of initiating contact with prospective employer partners, how to approach a first meeting, and building a productive partnership. 

Archived Webinar: Strengthening Refugee Integration through Community Resource Mapping

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: July 8, 2019
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Partnerships
This webinar was facilitated by Sarah Krause, Consultant, Sarah Krause Consulting and Meg Gibbon, Program Officer for Learning and Knowledge Management, Switchboard.   By the end of this 60-minute session, you will be able to: Identify the advantages of community resource mapping; Describe how to determine which community resources may be of greatest benefit to those …

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Tool or Template: Community Resource Mapping Templates

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: July 8, 2019
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Partnerships
These Community Resource Mapping Templates are intended to support you in your own community resource mapping process. As every community is unique, these templates should be seen as a guide and modified to fit your local needs. This document includes the following templates: Pre-Planning, Planning, Information Gathering, Analysis, Monitoring, and Sharing.

Toolkit: Building and Sustaining Community Collaborations for Refugee Welcome

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: September 1, 2017
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Partnerships, Welcoming Communities
This Community Engagement Toolkit was created to help organizations and community groups identify their current strengths and consider specific new strategies and tactics for expanding and deepening their collaborations in order to promote welcoming communities. The get-started guide provides quick tips and strategies for taking the first steps.

Guide: A Rainbow Retrospective: Reflecting on best practices and successes from the field

Author(s): Heartland Alliance
Date: July 10, 2013
Topic(s): Case Management, Community Engagement, Employment, Housing, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Partnerships
This guide includes information on creating safe spaces, forming community, collaborating with external partners, case management services, housing, employment, leveraging support from LGBTQI+ communities, and engaging communities of faith.

Tip Sheet: Partnering with Universities

Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: March 16, 2012
Topic(s): Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Partnerships
This tip sheet provides suggestions on connecting with universities and academic institutions as part of your partnership strategy.

Tip Sheet: Partnering with VOLAG Affiliates

Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: February 17, 2012
Topic(s): Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Partnerships
This tip sheet provides guidance to ethnic community-based organizations (ECBOs) on partnering with resettlement agency/voluntary agency (VOLAG) affiliates.