Conference Overview


ReFrame Conference: "Building for Success: Best Practices In Action"

November 7-9, 2018

MeadowView Marriott in Kingsport, Tennessee

The 8th annual ReFrame Conference will bring expert speakers – both from within our membership and from their respective fields – to share best practices in fundraising, volunteer recruitment, home repair practices, asset-based community development, disaster relief, and more!

More than 20 association members have been working together for 2+ years to create a guide that includes a self-assessment and resources for best practices related to the stewardship of volunteers, partnership with homeowners, home repair practices, temporary staff, community partnership, and assessment & evaluation. The guide is the inspiration for this year's conference theme.   

Registration ranges from $149-$189 for members and $219-$239 for non-members (the earlier you register, the lower the rate). The price includes two breakfasts, a lunch, and two coffee/snack breaks. Not a member? Join now and save! Need a scholarship? Apply now

Pre-conference workshops will be held on Wednesday, November 7th and include lunch. The cost is $45-50 for members and $65-70 for non-members. 


Conference Highlights:

  • Pre-conference workshops with hands-on learning (separate registration required)
  • Three plenaries
  • A luncheon celebrating the 5th anniversary of ReFrame Association
  • Two dozen break-out sessions (presentations, panels, and roundtable discussions) by guest speakers and peers on topics such as affordable housing advocacy, marketing with LinkedIn, volunteer management, and much, much more
  • Complimentary "curbside consulting" by professionals in a variety of areas
  • Opportunities to network with like-minded colleagues
  • Exhibitors and door prizes
  • An upscale (yet affordable) retreat experience; the gorgeous conference venue has an indoor pool, a golf course, a winery, and top-notch restaurant
  • A unique process for creating the conference you want; peer break-out sessions that are relevant to the challenges you face. 


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What people are saying:

  • "ReFrame was one of the most practical one-stop shop conferences for every employee in my organization."
  • "Great event. Getting together with similar organizations really helps broaden approaches and opens our eyes to new ideas. Being with fellow servants is the most important aspect of the conference."
  • "I have been to many, many conferences over the years. ReFrame was by far the friendliest, most information filled and most relevant conference I have attended."