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We often help downtown organizations to review and update their bylaws either because they are old and out of date, or because the organization wants to change particular bylaw practices that make no sense anymore.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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Award for Haddon Heights Design Guidelines

We were delighted to learn that the Haddon Heights Design Guidelines has won the 2021 Award for Historic District Commissions from Preservation New Jersey, the statewide preservation organization. The award to our client the Historic Preservation Commission of Haddon Heights honored their efforts to create Design Guidelines specific to their community, which Heritage Consulting Inc. wrote and designed for them earlier this year. The award was made during a presentation on October 13, 2021 at...

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Pennsylvania Downtown Association Presentation on Board Role in Fundraising

Thanks for attending the Presenation in Reading PA on Tues Sept 14 at 1:30 PM where we talked about the Board's role in Fundraisin Here are the 10 handouts mentioned 1.Sample Board application form 2.Board officer job descriptions 3.Mills 50 Orlando Board expectations 4.2018 Siloam Springs AR Board contract 5.Sample board contract Washington State 6.Recruiting new Board members MS Story of the week 7.Sample Give and get or get off policy 8.2 Joan Garry articles about Give, Get, Get...

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