The In-Home Family Fun Dance Fundraiser has been indefinitely postponed. We will keep you posted on future events. Thank you for your continued support.
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Many companies have fund-matching programs. We are asking you and/or your spouse to find out more from your employers. HECF has an introductory letter to provide to your Human Resources colleagues, Charitable Contributions Managers or the person to whom you report, as you see fit.
Everybody greatly appreciates the volunteers that contribute to the InHome Conference. As a 501(c)(3) corporation, it’s one of the many ways we are able to reduce costs. However, our analysis indicates that most volunteering occurs at the actual InHome Conference. In 2012, the Planning Committee (during the critical phase that occurs in the months prior to the conference) had four people doing the work of twenty-six. We need volunteers to help:
As an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) corporation, HECF is mission-driven. We do not seek profits or pay employees. We accomplish our mission by inviting compelling expert speakers, maintaining extremely low registration fees, and choosing appropriate hotel and conference facilities.
The fees for excellent speakers are very high and are increasing all the time. Based on your feedback, here is a partial list of speakers and presenters we plan to invite to the 2014 InHome Conference:
Two days of expert speakers, a wide variety of workshops, seminars, family/teen dances, and an amazing hotel ... 10 workshop time slots ... homeschoolers from all over the Midwest ... family workshops, adult workshops, children's workshops ... all for $68 per adult and $41 per child, with deep discounts for early registration and one-day options.
We keep registration fees low because we don’t have to pay staff. But don’t forget that our volunteers earn discounts based on the number of hours and tasks they take on.
We secure InHome facilities by promising that Pheasant Run will sell a certain number of hotel rooms in exchange for our use of their exhibit hall, homeschool-friendly hotel amenities, and workshop spaces. That is a financial commitment that the Fund makes before a single registration fee is collected or a single hotel room is booked. If they don’t sell, HECF is financially responsible.