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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Main Street Conference Presentation: Fundraising in Unsettled Times

On April 15, 2021, we provided a Zoom seminar called “Fundraising in Unsettled Times” for the National Main Street Center virtual conference. This presentation focused on raising operating funds given cash flow concerns for Main Street organizations beginning to recover from the COVID 19 pandemic. We talked about the need to diversify revenue sources and gave an overview of the seven traditional revenue sources. We encouraged attendees to add one new revenue source to their mix if...

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