Best Practices Awards

Best Practices & Other Awards

Winners of our awards are announced at the annual conference in November. Each best practice award includes a plaque, financial reward, and recognition on our website and in a e-newsletter.

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ReFrame Conference 2021: Best Practices Competition Videos
ReFrame Conference 2021: Best Practices Competition Videos

We invited members to share their unique and exceptional practices in the areas listed below. We asked to hear details about successful, creative ideas that could be replicated at other home repair nonprofits.  Continue Reading

by Adrienne Osborne
11/10/2021


2020 Best Practices Award Winners
2020 Best Practices Award Winners

2020: Award Presentation Video Best Practice Award Winner: Partnership with Homeowners Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry in North Carolina was the recipient of this award. In addition to finding creative ways to invite homeowners to participate in some way with the repair project, they have a... Continue Reading

12/31/2020


2019 Best Practice Award Winner: Partnership with Homeowners
2019 Best Practice Award Winner: Partnership with Homeowners

Good Works in Pennsylvania was the recipient for their Ambassador Program. Ambassadors are volunteers who participate in workdays solely to minister to the relational and spiritual needs of the families being served. We also recognized their Hope Certificates, which are coupons that a homeowner... Continue Reading

12/1/2019


2019 Best Practice Award Winner: Home Repair Practices
2019 Best Practice Award Winner: Home Repair Practices

Hinton Rural Life Center in North Carolina was the recipient for their Healthy Homes Program. They developed a healthy homes checklist, a referral pad (that looks like a prescription) for community support services to use, and more. Continue Reading

12/1/2019


2019 Best Practice Award Winner: Stewardship of Volunteers
2019 Best Practice Award Winner: Stewardship of Volunteers

Good Neighbors Home Repair in Pennsylvania was the recipient for their corporate volunteer work week. They led a successful effort to recruit new volunteers via this program. To learn more, check out their blog post on the ReFrame website. Continue Reading

12/1/2019


2019 Best Practice Award Winners: Community Partnership
2019 Best Practice Award Winners: Community Partnership

Two organizations were the recipient of this award. Project Houseworks received it for “Warm the Metro," an annual event in collaboration with a Heating and Cooling Contractors Association that provides free furnace maintenance checks, and for their partnership with a local electricians'... Continue Reading

12/1/2019


2019 Best Practice Award Winner: Storytelling
2019 Best Practice Award Winner: Storytelling

COVER Home Repair in Vermont won for their partnership with Dartmouth College's experiential learning process to engage first-year students in understanding how social capital can be built in rural areas. Students write stories about their work that the nonprofit uses for marketing. Learn more... Continue Reading

12/1/2019


2019 Award Winner: Master Builder of the Year
2019 Award Winner: Master Builder of the Year

Rebuilding Together of the Triangle was the recipient of this award given to the member that helped recruit the most new association members. They recruited two new members in 2019. All organizations that recruit new members are part of the Master Builders Club. Other 2019 club members: Alabama... Continue Reading

12/1/2019


2018 Best Practice Award Winner: Home Repair Practices
2018 Best Practice Award Winner: Home Repair Practices

Mountain T.O.P. received this award for the state-of-the-art project & volunteer management system that they have developed using SalesForce as the foundation. The system tracks homeowners who have been served multiple times, and provides worksheets for staff to use for conducting initial... Continue Reading

12/5/2018


2018 Best Practices Award Winner: Temporary Staff
2018 Best Practices Award Winner: Temporary Staff

Appalachia Service Project received the award in the category of Temporary Staff for their robust strategies for hiring, training, and evaluating summer staff. ASP has diverse recruitment methods and a high retention rate which provides a large applicant pool. They also hold interactive... Continue Reading

12/5/2018


2018 Best Practices Award Winner: Community Partnership
2018 Best Practices Award Winner: Community Partnership

Alabama Rural Ministry receives this award for their innovative “Blueprint for Mission” volunteer curriculum. They gathered information from their volunteers’ communities and helped them complete an assets-based needs assessment. Volunteers created a mission statement,... Continue Reading

12/5/2018


2018 Award Winner: Master Builder of the Year
2018 Award Winner: Master Builder of the Year

YouthWorks was the recipient of this award given to the member that helped recruit the most new association members. They recruited two new members. All organizations that recruit new members are part of the Master Builders Club. Other 2018 club members: Mountain T.O.P., Rebuild Upstate, and... Continue Reading

12/5/2018