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9th Annual National ReFrame Conference for Home Repair Nonprofits

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Storytelling & Advocacy [clear filter]
Wednesday, November 6
 

9:00am EST

Pre-Conference Workshop - Your Greatest Resource: Your Story
In this workshop, participants will gain understanding about what a story is, what it means for their life and leadership, what makes a great story, and how to craft a story for any occasion and need. They will also learn and practice communication principles and skills to help them effectively communicate their stories for maximum impact. This class will help home repair staff with marketing, recruiting volunteers and staff, acquiring donors, and more!

Tony Marr will lead this workshop. He has spent the past 20 years helping organizations and their leaders uncover, craft, and communicate their personal and corporate story. A literal Master Storyteller (he has a Master of Arts in Storytelling), he has spent years captivating audiences with stories of humor, hope, and history. Tony will be giving a plenary address during ReFrame Conference, “The Power of Story,” and will also lead a break-out session, “Their Story” (about utilize the power of others' stories to recruit, train, and retain volunteers).

All pre-conference workshops will be held from 9am-12pm on Wednesday, November 6th at MeadowView Marriott in Kingsport, TN. Separate registration is required. The cost is $45 for members and $65 for non-members. Workshop registration includes a breakfast snack (whole fruit, granola bar, and coffee, hot chocolate, and hot tea) and a boxed lunch (turkey sandwich with swiss cheese, tomato, and lettuce on a kaiser roll - vegetarian option available, apple, chips, cookies, and iced tea or water), which will be available at 12pm

Speakers
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Tony Marr

Master Storyteller
Tony Marr has spent the past 20 years helping organizations and their leaders uncover, craft, and communicate their personal and corporate story. Who we are, what makes us unique, and why we are the best at what we do - these are all vital questions that every organization needs to... Read More →



Wednesday November 6, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm EST
Cattails A & B

2:15pm EST

Break-Out Session #1: Breaking New Ground Workshop
Across the country, efforts to address the issues of affordable housing, home repair and homeownership  are gaining traction. The sheer scale of the challenges facing average Americans in finding and maintaining decent housing is pushing these issues onto the national and local political agendas. Yet even with this growing momentum, we need more firepower to move helpful policies, investments and programs forward. We need stronger alignment across stakeholders in our communities and we need greater public support. Dr. Tiffany Manuel, an expert in public will building, will discuss how all of us can take advantage of the current momentum in the field and make a stronger case for our work. This plenary will be followed by a interactive break-out session by the same title.

Speakers
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Dr. Tiffany Manuel

President and CEO, TheCaseMade
Dr. Tiffany Manuel is the President and CEO of TheCaseMade, a woman and minority-owned business dedicated to helping leaders powerfully and intentionally make the case for systems change. The Mercury News called her "a rock star in the affordable housing world." She'll be coming to us from the Washington, DC area.Trained as a social scientist... Read More →


Wednesday November 6, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm EST
Cattails C & D

7:30pm EST

Filmfest: Home Repair Stories
 Join us for popcorn and movies! The feature film will be Flint: The Poisoning of An American City, a 20-minute documentary by Presbyterian Disaster Assistance’s Story Ministry. We'll also watch short videos by various ReFrame member organizations. Come see great examples of how to tell the story of nonprofits repairing homes and improving lives and communities! (Email becca@reframeassociation.org if you'd like a video from your organization to be shown.) There will be some time for discussion about the films. This evening event will be facilitated by Jim Garrett, Volunteer & Donation Services Coordinator for Kentucky Emergency Management. Jim is also a Board member for ReFrame Association.

Wednesday November 6, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm EST
Cattails C & D
 
Thursday, November 7
 

10:15am EST

Break-Out Session #2: Advocacy 102
A 90-minute session about advocating at the federal level for funding and policies that help home repair nonprofits and people living in substandard housing. Make plans to join us in DC next March 10-12, 2020! This session will be led by Walter Crouch of Appalachia Service Project, Lance George of Housing Assistance Council, and Becca Davis of ReFrame Association. You'll also hear from Jay Clark (Carolina Rebuilding Ministry) and Melanie James (Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry), participants of ReFrame Washington 2019. Jay will share briefly about our meeting at USDA, and Melanie will share about meetings with her Representatives that focused on funding for Hurricane Florence and continuing the funding of the HOME programs.

(Note: Advocacy 103, a session about advocacy at the state and local level, will be conducted as a webinar this winter.)

Speakers
WC

Walter Crouch

President/CEO, Appalachia Service Project
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Housing Assistance Council

Housing Assistance Council
The Housing Assistance Council is a national nonprofit organization that helps build homes and communities across rural America; they are based in Washington, DC. Lance George is a member of the ReFrame Association Advocacy Task Force. He will be presenting a session called "The Last... Read More →
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Becca Davis

Executive Director, ReFrame Association
Becca Davis has a bachelor's in sociology and a master's in nonprofit management. She worked at Appalachia Service Project for 8 years and Mennonite Central Committee for 2.5 years before Co-Founding ReFrame Association. ReFrame is a national network that supports safe and healthy... Read More →
avatar for Jay Clark

Jay Clark

Executive Director, Carolina Rebuilding Ministry
MJ

Melanie James

Program Manager, Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry (WARM)


Thursday November 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am EST
Cattails E & F

10:15am EST

Break-Out Session #2: Their Story
In this 90-minute interactive workshop led by Tony Marr (plenary speaker and Master Storyteller), you will learn how to utilize the power of others' stories to recruit, train, and retain volunteers. Tony will help you understand how the story of your community can increase involvement and help volunteers become fully engaged supporters of your organization.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Marr

Tony Marr

Master Storyteller
Tony Marr has spent the past 20 years helping organizations and their leaders uncover, craft, and communicate their personal and corporate story. Who we are, what makes us unique, and why we are the best at what we do - these are all vital questions that every organization needs to... Read More →



Thursday November 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am EST
Cattails C & D

1:15pm EST

Break-Out Session #3: The Last Outhouse
With the recent foreclosure crisis and the rise of housing affordability problems, concerns around substandard and dilapidated homes may have waned or been pushed into the background. Long-term efforts to improve housing conditions have resulted in dramatic reductions in the most egregious housing deficiencies. But, a large number of homes without working plumbing are located in rural and small town areas. In some rural communities, especially on Native American lands, the incidence of homes lacking basic plumbing can exceed 20 times the national rate. Lance will share about HAC's capital and public relations campaign to fund and publicize a multifaceted initiative with the goal of eliminating outhouses and inadequate plumbing in this country. It will include both public and private funders/resources and be implemented through local community-based housing organizations. ReFrame organizations are invited to help strategize, plan, and implement this unique approach to a persistent problem that has an achievable solution.

Speakers
avatar for Housing Assistance Council

Housing Assistance Council

Housing Assistance Council
The Housing Assistance Council is a national nonprofit organization that helps build homes and communities across rural America; they are based in Washington, DC. Lance George is a member of the ReFrame Association Advocacy Task Force. He will be presenting a session called "The Last... Read More →


Thursday November 7, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm EST
Cattails E & F

2:30pm EST

Break-Out Session #4: Ethics in Storytelling
led by Barbara Chalfant, Associate for Mission with the Presbytery of West Virginia. She is an educator, artist, and storyteller prone to bouts of laughter and gracious imagination. The session will explore the following questions: Is it okay to tell stories if they are not yours? What about your own? How can you tell great stories without damaging the people in them or the community you serve? Come engage around case studies, your stories, and the sharing of experiences.

Speakers
BC

Barbara Chalfant

Associate for Mission, Presbytery of West Virginia


Thursday November 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm EST
Cattails E & F

2:30pm EST

Break-Out Session #4: Storytelling Through Video: Production
In this session, you'll learn tips and tricks for producing short, low-budget videos to share the story of your home repair work with donors, potential volunteers, and others. You'll also learn about affordable equipment that you can purchase to get professional results. A session about video editing will follow this one.

Speakers
JV

Jake VanHuss

Lecturer in the Department of Media & Communication, East Tennessee State University



Thursday November 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm EST
Cattails C & D

4:00pm EST

Break-Out Session #5: Storytelling Through Video: Editing
In this session, you'll learn tips and tricks for editing short, low-budget videos to share the story of your home repair work with donors, potential volunteers, and others. You'll also learn about affordable software that you can purchase to get professional results. A session about video production will precede this one.

Speakers
JV

Jake VanHuss

Lecturer in the Department of Media & Communication, East Tennessee State University



Thursday November 7, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Cattails C & D