A Sneak Peek at ReFrame 2024 Sessions

Posted By: Megan Goyer News,

ReFrame Conference 2024: Revving Up Home Repair for Resilient Communities will explore topics applicable to home repair program managers, construction staff, volunteer managers, grant writers and development staff, and those advocating for home repair & preservation. 

While additional detailed schedule information will be shared in late summer/early fall, we wanted to share some of the topics and speakers already on the schedule! Some of the many topics to be covered this year include the connections between health and housing, repair-focused training, current advocacy opportunities increasing the visibility of home repair, practical strategies to support your fundraising activities, tips for managing volunteers, and more.

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Preview some of the sessions already on the schedule:
  • Leveraging VA Housing Adaptation Benefit Programs
    • Interested in learning more about how the VA supports veterans with service-connected disabilities? Jason Latona, Acting Director of VA Specially Adapted Housing, will provide an overview of the five VA housing adaptation programs that eligible veterans with service-connected injuries or illness can access. These programs can help pay for modifications to their homes that will help them live more safely and independently.
  • Leading a Volunteer Construction Project
    • Armand Magnelli and Jayne Windham of Livable Housing, will share the management skills you will need to accomplish a volunteer project. The lessons and the skills discussed in class will make you a valued crew leader and will help you better organize your projects. 
  • Medicaid as a Resource for Home Repair 
    • Missed our April webinar on leveraging Medicaid as a resource for home repair? Jill Webber, the Coalition’s Grants Compliance Officer, will take another look at this opportunity. Her presentation will also highlight some organizations that have had success using Medicaid to provide wheelchair ramps & more. 
  • Raising More Online
    • James Goalder, Partnerships Manager at Bloomerang, will dive into lessons learned from their online giving study. After donating $25 to 500 organizations across the country, Bloomerang & Qgiv tracked the giving experience and the thank you results. They’ll share actionable tips to improve your donation experience, landing page, receipting email, thank you process, and follow up activities. Spend less time worrying about your budget and more time on your mission!
  • Storytelling that Connects
    • Want to take your marketing efforts to the next level and help ensure your organization's sustainability? Then you need to tell stories effectively! In this session, you'll learn how to use storytelling to connect with donors, volunteers, the general public and more. Heather Loveridge, Executive Director of Home Repairs Ministries, will lead this presentation.
  • Manufactured Housing Repairs
    • Understand the typical repairs required in manufactured homes, the factors influencing repairs, and the potential costs associated with different types of repairs. The age of the home, quality of construction, environmental factors, and usage patterns significantly impact the frequency and type of repairs needed. Servants, a Coalition member organization with nearly 80% mobile home repair projects, will share their lessons learned in this session.
  • Creating Effective Rehab Standards & Specifications
    • Housing repair and rehabilitation programs need solid policies, procedures and practices to support their programs, and the people who work in them. This session will introduce strategies and template tools for developing effective program standards and specifications for a housing repair/rehabilitation program. Livable Housing will lead this presentation.

Want to present on a topic you don't see covered yet? Our Call for Speakers is open until July 5th! Learn more about speaking at the conference here.

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