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Lukewarm Water Bottles

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Lukewarm Water Bottles

“Those poor kids are working hard out in this heat! They need water!” said the church member as she spotted one of our groups of youth volunteers working on a roof in the middle of the summer in Memphis, Tennessee. She was right - those kids were working out in unimaginable heat (we... Continue Reading

by Philip Walkley
09/19/2018


How to Network Like a Pro

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How to Network Like a Pro

Conferences are an amazing opportunity to expand your knowledge, skills, and professional network. But, with an abundance of information packed into one event, it can be both overwhelming and challenging to get the most out of the experience. With ReFrame Conference just around the corner, I... Continue Reading

08/27/2018


Trends in Home Repair Volunteer Numbers & Recruitment Ideas

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Trends in Home Repair Volunteer Numbers & Recruitment Ideas

Earlier this year, we looked at how many volunteers it takes to repair a home. Now we are exploring trends in volunteer numbers for ReFrame Association members over the last 5 years. Continue Reading

by Becca Davis
07/21/2018


Does Your Stool Wobble?

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Does Your Stool Wobble?

BRIGHT IDEA: If you save thousands of dollars on things you will purchase anyway, that is just as good as finding new donors - and much easier!  Continue Reading

by Mike Moulten
06/20/2018


Resource Library Highlights & Navigation Tips

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Resource Library Highlights & Navigation Tips

The ReFrame Association resource library has documents related to construction, homeowner relations, fundraising, volunteer management, and more. Even better, these resources are already mission-oriented to the work that my nonprofit does. Continue Reading

by Melanie Campbell
05/31/2018


Cultivating A Culture of Self-Care in A Home Repair Nonprofit

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Cultivating A Culture of Self-Care in A Home Repair Nonprofit

Now is particularly important time to “fill your tank.” Self-care is a discipline, no doubt. It won’t happen without a heavy dose of intentionality. Self-care is designed for rest, recreation, and reflection. Continue Reading

04/26/2018


10 Free & Affordable Marketing Tools for Nonprofits

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10 Free & Affordable Marketing Tools for Nonprofits

Home repair nonprofits utilize marketing strategies to raise awareness about their mission, recruit volunteers, connect with donors, and collect home repair applications. Continue Reading

by Becca Davis
03/13/2018


Workflow Management: How to Successfully Manage Volunteers and Projects

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Workflow Management: How to Successfully Manage Volunteers and Projects

Home repair nonprofits need to meet people where they are and tailor services to each family — services that will not only benefit them in the present but also the future. We are able to do this by developing processes and protocols. Continue Reading

02/27/2018


How Many Volunteers Does It Take To Repair a Home?

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How Many Volunteers Does It Take To Repair a Home?

We’ve been collecting data from ReFrame Association members about the numbers of volunteers and homes repaired for 4 years. Last year, we had 45 organizational members. Continue Reading

by Becca Davis
01/29/2018


P2P Fundraising: #Giving Tuesday Reflections

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P2P Fundraising: #Giving Tuesday Reflections

"Peer to Peer" (P2P) fundraising is the foundation of social giving. At the heart of P2P fundraising, one development truth remains: relationships are important. Regardless of technology, our relationships will remain the foundation of fundraising. Continue Reading

by Melanie Campbell
12/15/2017


ISO Guest Bloggers

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ISO Guest Bloggers

ReFrame Association is seeking guest bloggers to write for our new blog. Entries will be published once or twice a month. Continue Reading

by Becca Davis
12/14/2017


Home Repair Photography Ethics

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Home Repair Photography Ethics

Last month we encouraged you to take a lot of photos this summer so that you can more effectively share your organization’s stories year-round. Visual images are a wonderful way to convey your mission and evoke strong emotions, which can lead to monetary or in-kind donations. Continue Reading

by Becca Davis
06/12/2014