Fahe VIRTUAL Annual Meeting 2021

Fahe remains committed to bringing you a safe, enjoyable, and informative virtual conference experience. Our team is currently working to transfer all of the exceptional content planned for the Annual Meeting into a virtual format for our event September 21st, 22nd and 23rd. If you registered for the in-person event, your registration will be transferred to the virtual event — there’s nothing you need to do.

Save the Date—Fahe’s Virtual Annual Meeting is Fast-Approaching!

The 2021 Fahe Virtual Annual Meeting aims to catapult our Network to the cutting edge of transformational revitalization for our region and chart the next evolution of leadership in comprehensive community development.  Building on our foundation of shared experiences from past annual gatherings, this year’s line-up promises to feature pioneering thought leaders, talented practitioners, compelling big-picture visionaries, and influential public officials who will sharpen our Network’s collective focus on our common mission and challenge conventional perspectives. 


Join us for sharing of expertise and development of innovation with local leaders through workshops, and conversation.

For more information or if you have additional questions or need more information, please contact Jackie Weiss.


Fahe VIRTUAL Annual 2021 Meeting Agenda

Day one: Tuesday, September 21 – Member Day
12:45 PM Log into Zoom Conference
1:00-1:10 PMWelcome – Karen Jacobson, Board Chair
1:10 – 2:45 PMMember Town Hall Meeting
2:30-2:45 PMBreak ~ Networking
2:45-3:00 PMBuilding Together – Meeting Kick-off Jim King
3:00-4:15 PMAdvancing Your Mission: Ensuring Other Understand the Value You Provide

A conversation with Donna Callejon will provide us insight on the importance to make time not only for great program work, but to make time for thinking and conveying how to share our vision with partners, government and funders.
Day two: Wednesday, September 22
8:45 AMLog in to Zoom Conference
9:00-9:15 AMWelcome and Conference Overview Jim King, Karen Jacobson
9:15 AMCrown Recovery Center/Addiction Recovery Center Video
9:30-10:15 AMPartners in Our Work Gayle Manchin, Appalachian Regional Commission Federal Co-Chair

Mrs. Manchin will share her concepts of ARC partnerships as she looks forward.  We expect there will be many components of shared vision with Fahe Members.
10:15-11:00 AMBreakouts ~ Partnerships
Breakout 1aPartnerships in Recovery Work – Panel Discussion

Learn from various partners in Recovery the value of understanding the intersection of finance, housing, and recovery service.
Breakout 1bState and Local Responses to High Material Cost – Brainstorming Session

What are we experiencing now in our organizations and with our funding partners.  What might we be experiencing in the next year?  Join us for the conversation.
11:00AM-12:00PMWinning New Federal and State Resources Ken Mall

We will strengthen the foundation we are building on with expanded resources. This can lead to diversifying revenue streams while doing needed work in our communities.
Noon-1 PMLunch
1:00-2:15 PMPlenary – Taking our Development/Fundraising Up a Level

Lisa Thomson and Samantha Bowers, American Chestnut Foundation

The Fahe Network can grow our foundation with private giving. We will learn from the experience that Lisa and Samantha will share with us from The American Chestnut Foundation.
2:15-2:30 PMEnd the day together; Local Member videos

Day three: Thursday, September 23
8:45 AM Log in to Zoom Conference
9:00-9:10 AMWelcome Back, Overview and Introduction
9:10-10:00 AMManaging Change to Overcome Organizational Challenges – Brad Patrick

If we want to move our organization to do more/better work, promoting that vision to the right partners and funders, organizational change may be needed to execute the “plan”.  This session will help us understand how.
10:00-10:15 AMCoffee Break ~ Networking
10:15-11:15 AMBreakouts ~ Organizational Challenges
Breakout 2aCreating a Culture of Care in your Organization – Tim Thrasher

During remote work and a pandemic, Community Action Partnership of North Alabama has made mental health and wellness a priority for staff and clients with Wellness in Our Workplace.
Breakout 2b Health and Housing Collaboration

Learn how Fahe Members are collaborating with Ballad Health in SW Virginia and NE Tennessee!
11:15-11:30 AMCome back together
11:30 AM-12:00 PMFahe Awards Ceremony

Join us to recognize HAC’s 50th Anniversary, the Fahe Annual Awards recognizing excellence within the Membership, and a new category – the Fahe Hall of Fame!!
Noon – 12:30PMWhat’s Ahead…
Closing thoughts from CEO Jim King

Jim King, Fahe CEO, will have a message from Senator Joe Manchin and then share a challenge to recognize our path forward to build on our Fahe Foundation.

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