Better Recruitment = Better Boards Detroit Presentation handouts

All the handouts are here from our 2014 presentation on Better Recruitment= Better Boards at the Main Street Conference in Detroit. The link contains all of the following handouts. This presentation in a 4 up format,  Board Skills Matrix List of questions for Board Nominees Sample Board member contract from PA Downtown Center Board nomination form  Board commitment form --fill in the blanks Main Street Story of the Week about 13 documents to give potential board...

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What does it mean to be visitor ready when we are run mostly by volunteers? presentation

For the June 2014 New Jersey Historic Preservation Conference, we have organized and will moderate a panel of our NJ clients who are making great strides to invite visitors into their properties, even if they are managed (mostly) by volunteers. Our blurb for the conference spells out the intent of the panel. The New Jersey Heritage Tourism Master Plan notes that there are 1,834 historic/cultural sites in the state and 200 historic districts.[1]  Of these, only 333 are considered partially...

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Understanding the 21st Century Volunteer Presentation

We were delighted to return to Delaware County PA in March 2014 to run a workshop called “Understanding the 21st Century Volunteer.” Our blurb about the presentation was this: Throughout the last century and a half, the preservation movement has relied on dedicated and selfless volunteers to save and interpret our past for the public.  Today, across the United States and in Delaware County PA, historic sites and local historical societies are still highly dependent on...

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Resource Team Visits to 12 Texas Main Street Communities

We visited with 12 Texas Main Street communities over three years to assist as the Organization and Promotion team member for their Preserve America Reassessments.  See a sample of one of these reports here. 

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Strategic Plan Downtown Ortonville MI

The Main Street Oakland County MI staff asked us to help Downtown Ortonville to create a Strategic Plan. The document was adopted by the Board in 2014. See the complete plan here. 

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