Every day, organizations worldwide are engaged in a collective two steps forward, one step back march toward improved immigration services and policies. What hard-earned lessons are these nonprofits, and the foundations that support them, learning from their persistent efforts? This collection of evaluations, case studies, and lessons learned exposes and explores the nuances of effective collaboration, the value of coordinated messaging, the bedrock of ongoing advocacy efforts, and the vital importance of long-term and flexible funding.

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Active Citizens, Stronger Communities: Helping Lawful Permanent Residents Become Citizens

September 9, 2013

This resource explains the process and barriers to citizenship and discusses how local officials can support the naturalization process in a way that creates better community engagement. California is home to about 2.5 million "lawful permanent residents" who are eligible to become citizens.

Bolder Together

April 1, 2012

Shares lessons learned from a funder collaborative in support of efforts to boost voter participation and citizen engagement. Outlines benefits of collaboration and elements of success, including common strategies and goals and a focus on four counties.

Civic Engagement; Coalition Building & Collaboration