Bylaw Review for Eureka Springs, AR, and West Memphis, AR

We often help downtown organizations to review and update their bylaws either because they are old and out of date, or because the organization wants to change particular bylaw practices that make no sense anymore. The COVID pandemic and its aftermath made the Eureka Springs Main Street board reconsider its bylaws. We worked closely with the longstanding Executive Director, Jacqueline Wolgan, to bring them up to date. West Memphis, AR’s long-standing Main Street program wanted to change...

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Presentations at Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois Main Street state conferences

This fall we spoke at three statewide Main Street conferences in Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Illinois. For the Pennsylvania Downtown Center, the first “in person” conference held in two years, we spoke about “The Board’s Role in Fundraising.”  For the Indiana Main Street program, we made a Zoom presentation with Sheri Stuart, State Coordinator for the Oregon Main Street program, about the new fundraising handbook we coauthored called “Increasing Your Main...

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Germantown United CDC Board Retreat

We often provide board retreats for downtown organizations and are looking forward to working again with the Germantown United CDC in Northwest Philadelphia as they work with the board to focus on board recruitment as the organization emerges from the Pandemic. The officers and staff will create the setting for the conversation by reviewing the status of their five-year Strategic Plan and determining what opportunities and challenges lie ahead. The organization is fortunate to have a robust...

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Article for ALHFAM Proceedings

In May 2021, we spoke at the annual Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museum (ALHFAM)’s conference, which was virtual this year. Our topic was “Operational Sustainability: How Innovative Programming Can Strengthen and Sustain Historic Sites.”  Our presentation along with Heidi Schlag who represented the C &O Canal Trust, one of the case studies in the second edition of New Solutions for House Museums, gave an overview of three historic sites that...

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Interpretive Signs, Mobile App for Revolutionary War Battlefields in Camden County

The Camden County Historical Society announced the receipt of a $150,000 grant to create an American Revolution Mobile Audio App, featuring 39 interpretive signs. Starting at Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, this experience will weave together the Battle of Brandywine, the capture of Philadelphia, the Valley Forge winter encampment, and local sites in Camden County. Heritage Consulting Inc. will be writing text for the Camden County interpretive signs and the mobile app using work from...

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