Resource Topic: Ethnic Community Based Organizations (ECBO)

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Ethnic community-based organizations (ECBOs) play a vital role in supporting and empowering their communities. However, the pressing needs of their daily operations often limit their capacity to plan for future leadership transitions. As the Karen Organization of San Diego (KOSD) highlights in this blog post, succession planning can be reframed as an opportunity for growth […]

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Hosted on March 7, 2024, the training was delivered by Drocella Mugorewera, an international bestselling author, award-winning speaker, and founder of the Diversity in Action Global Movement; Amina Sheik Mohamed, Founding Director of the Refugee Health Unit at the University of California San Diego Center for Community Health, and co-developer of the San Diego Refugee […]

As providers for their community, ethnic community-based organizations (ECBOs) take on a variety of important roles—all of which require adequate funding. Without proper funding, ECBOs would be unable to pay for programs and activities for their communities, training for their staff and volunteers, and basic business expenses. Many ECBOs first turn to grants provided by […]

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This webinar is presented by Switchboard, a one-stop shop for refugee service providers in the United States. Learn more about Switchboard at www.SwitchboardTA.org. Hosted on January 25th, 2024, the training was delivered by Hilary Binder-Aviles, nonprofit consultant; Nao Kabashima, co-founder and Executive Director of the Karen Organization of San Diego (KOSD); and, Yacouba Jacob Bogre, […]

This guide, developed by Switchboard in partnership with Karen Organization of San Diego (KOSD), describes how ethnic community-based organizations (ECBOs) can diversify their funding sources to improve organizational sustainability and outlines strategies for fundraising within various funding mechanisms while considering the specific challenges that ECBOs face.

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This information guide provides an overview of the different kinds of organizations and institutions that ethnic community-based organizations (ECBOs) can partner with in their local communities. This guide uses the term “partnerships” to refer to a continuum of relationships—from informal ones that simply involve sharing information to formal ones that involve sharing resources and running […]

Supporting a community demands a robust support structure. Leaders of ethnic community-based organizations (ECBOs) particularly understand this. As defined by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), an ECBO is a nonprofit primarily formed by present or past refugees to champion refugee progress. Having a community-led ECBO board can go a long way in meeting a […]

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This webinar is presented by Switchboard, a one-stop shop for refugee service providers in the United States. Learn more about Switchboard at www.SwitchboardTA.org. Hosted on September 27, 2023 the training was delivered by Drocella Mugorewera, international bestselling author, award-winning speaker, and founder of the Diversity in Action Global Movement; Dauda Sesay, the National Network Director […]

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This webinar is presented by Switchboard, a one-stop shop for refugee service providers in the United States. Learn more about Switchboard at www.SwitchboardTA.org. Hosted on August 30, 2023 the training was delivered by Esmeralda Hoscoy, Associate Director of Support and Oversight at the Community Sponsorship Hub; Basma Alawee, Director of External Affairs at the Community […]

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It’s not easy to serve a community without a good support system. This can be especially true for leaders of ethnic community–based organizations (ECBOs). The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) defines an ECBO as “a non-profit organization that was founded and is led by a current or former refugee, or a group of current and […]