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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


Plan Now to Promote Year-Round
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Plan Now to Promote Year-Round

It’s a busy time of year! Summer volunteers and staff are arriving and, for some, the next time you get to take a deep breath will be Labor Day. That said, there’s an important element you need to be thinking about right now for the same reason that you’re crazy busy. Continue Reading

by Chris Manley
05/20/2014


Should You Charge for Home Repairs?
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Should You Charge for Home Repairs?

Most of our member organizations do not charge clients (aka homeowners, residents, or families) for home repairs. Some nonprofits do, however. Continue Reading

by Becca Davis
04/15/2014


Volunteer (aka Camper) Fees
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Volunteer (aka Camper) Fees

Many home repair organizations rely on volunteer fees as a main revenue source. Prices for a week-long summer trip with organizations that we researched range from $229 to $595 per person, including food and lodging. Continue Reading

by Becca Davis
03/18/2014


Outcomes vs. Outputs
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Outcomes vs. Outputs

It is fairly easy to determine the outputs of your home repair work. For starters, count the number of volunteers who served with you, how many people you helped, and the number of homes you repaired. Continue Reading

by Becca Davis
02/19/2014


Substandard Housing Definition & High Impact Repairs
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Substandard Housing Definition & High Impact Repairs

What exactly is considered substandard housing? Appalachia Service Project, one of ReFrame Association’s founding member organizations, recently set out to define this term. Continue Reading

by Becca Davis
01/23/2014