9th Annual National ReFrame Conference for Home Repair Nonprofits
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Thursday, November 7 • 10:15am - 11:45am
Break-Out Session #2: From Funders to Partners

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The goal of the session is to share stories about how home repair nonprofits and funders can form partnerships that extend beyond financial transactions. Panelists will offer ideas for how organizations can improve their relationships with funders so that they work better for both parties. Melisa Miller, Executive Vice President at Appalachia Service Project ,and Trudy Hughes, Vice President for Regional Advancement at East Tennessee Foundation, will share about their partnership to fund replacement homes in Sevier County, Tennessee after the devastating wildfires in 2016. Trish Patterson, Executive Director of Holston Habitat for Humanity and Mike Behel, Holston Habitat Board Member and representative of First Baptist Church in Kingsport, will share about the church's history as a financial supporter of the nonprofit, as well as a provider of significant leadership and construction volunteer support. Ginger Keller-Ferguson, a fundraising consultant with KFA Nonprofit Funding Solutions, will also share her insights in this 90-minute session. Allyson Petry, Executive Director of Nazareth Farm, will moderate the panel.

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Allyson Petry

Executive Director, Nazareth Farm
Allyson is the Executive Director at Nazareth Farm, Inc., a small nonprofit in north central West Virginia which provides affordable home repairs and service retreat experiences. Before become the ED, she was a volunteer staff member and home repair project coordinator at Nazareth... Read More →


Melisa Miller

Executive Vice President, Appalachia Service Project
 Melisa is also the past Executive Director for Rebuilding Together of North Central Florida.
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Trudy Hughes

Vice President for Regional Advancement, East Tennessee Foundation
Trudy Hughes is the Vice President for Regional Advancement for East Tennessee Foundation, located in Knoxville, TN.  Her background in social service and program development and her past experience as the Executive Director of New Hope Children’s Advocacy Center in Blount County... Read More →

Trish Patterson

Executive Director, Holston Habitat for Humanity

Mike Behal

Board Member, Holston Habitat for Humanity
Mike is also a representative for First Baptist Church of Kingsport, TN.

Ginger Keller-Ferguson

Owner/Founder, KFA Nonprofit Funding Solutions

Thursday November 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am EST
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