Coalition programs provide direct training to member organizations. Program delivery methods vary but the core delivery methods include:
Webinars are always free for members. Members can watch a video library of 50+ past webinars. Webinars focus on topics of greatest need for home repair nonprofits and their employees. Past webinar topics include managing federal grants, building monthly giving programs, and evaluating tech for growing organizations.
Approximately 150 people gather each November in Kingsport, Tennessee, to learn from expert speakers – within our membership and from their respective fields – about best practices in fundraising, volunteer management, construction, etc.
Cohorts typically involve a training series and a participation fee. Cohorts are designed to meet the greatest needs of members. Examples of past cohorts include:
- The Construction Workforce Development Cohort, exploring how to start workforce development programs in Appalachia.
- Our Aging in Place Cohort included 42 Coalition Members becoming Certified Aging in Place Specialists.
- The Falls Prevention Cohort tracks and shares data related to home modifications for older adults and people with disabilities. This cohort is in progress.
Special Interest Groups
Special Interest Groups (SIG) were created to allow for networking, professional development, and fellowship around a specific topic relating to home repair nonprofits. These groups are led and managed by Coalition members.