The conference will offer many courses to help affiliates execute our mission in the field. Highlights include: Fundraising courses to help you create a comprehensive resource development plan and how to tell your story to donors. Habitat Finance Guru, Joe Honeycutt will be in attendance teaching courses about financial sustainability, avoiding common financial problems and controlling deliquencies. Courses will also cover affiliate legal issues, safety on the jobsite, ReStore email marketing and social media as a way to grow your store. Other hot topics include family selection marketing, construction and volunteer management. Exhibitors will be in attendance that offer grant opportunities and products that affiliates can use. The Habitat store will be open for business so you can stock up on your favorite Habitat merchandise! Join us for a great weekend filled with tools you can use! Check out the tentative agenda by clicking on this link: http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1103387863791-50/IN+State+Conference+Agenda-2012+final.pdf
Registration is only $99 and that covers your meals and materials for both days. If you have not paid your dues to Habitat Indiana for the year, the cost of registration is $100 more. Send dues in prior to the conference, and you can still receive the member rate. We are offering a "One Day Saturday Rate" for small affiliates for only $50. Only 10 spaces are available at this $50 rate, one per affiliate is allowed. There are also 5 scholarships available for AmeriCorps members, contact Elspeth O'Neil at (317) 454-8090 to learn how to apply. Lodging is purchased separately through the hotel.
The hotel rate is $99 per night, for both Friday and Saturday nights. Contact the Indianapolis Marriot East Hotel directly at 317-352-1231 and ask for the "Habitat" rate to make your reservations. The rate will only be locked in for a short time. Make your reservations today to get the best rate! Please feel free to contact the Habitat State Office at (317) 454-8090 if you have any other questions about the event.