The Hello Neighbor Network publishes original research studies and policy briefs to better understand both the role of grassroots organizations in refugee and immigrant belonging and communities' strengths and needs. The Network seeks to make policy briefs and research findings publicly available in the interest of policies and practices that increase belonging in communities and support community-based organizations.
Advocacy in Nonprofits (2021)
Policy and Practice Brief
This practice brief outlines the reasons for and mechanisms through which nonprofits can advocate for their mission at the local, regional, and national level. The one-page overview highlights the legal guidelines the IRS has laid for advocacy versus lobbying and the value of coalitions.
Refugee Nonprofit Impact Index (2019)
The national study was commissioned to better understand the impact of refugee nonprofit organizations to combat polarization and increase inclusiveness in communities across the U.S.
Eight organizations across the country participated and of the total of 156 responses, 77 of those were directly from refugees. The study reveals new insights that nonprofits, civic leaders, foundations, corporations and volunteers alike can use to inform their efforts.