A total of 34 different non-profit refurbishers representing 19 states joined up in Pittsburgh, PA, on June 4th and 5th to share ideas, hear presentations from experts and most importantly, meet new friends and establish a network of contacts.  The two day event was held at no cost to the attendees.  Some of the attendee comments included:

“This conference was priceless in reinforcing why I have given up tons of personal income and time to do what we do.  It was refreshing to meet other people as passionate or more so than we are.”

“From small programs to large ones it was great to be a part of a larger mission.  Cost: $145 (one night hotel room) – Value: Priceless”

“The size of this group and impact is already good but we need to continue to do outreach and grow so that the core mission is more widely known.”

“This needs to be continued on an annual basis perhaps including a keynote speaker and more in-depth training.”

“The networking opportunities made this event worth the efforts to be here.”

“You have really outdone yourself.  This is the best Organization that I have ever been a part of.  Thank God…. and Thank You and NCF for your vision and support.”