Philadelphia Trainings for Corridor Managers

The Philadelphia Association for Community Development Corporations is offering an intensive level training program for new commercial coordinator managers this spring, and we are excited to be part of it.  We have teamed up with two other local consultants to provide a series of Onboarding trainings, specifically for neighborhood commercial districts. Over four weeks, new managers will participate in three, two-hour weekly Zoom sessions each week—a total of 24 hours of training--...

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New Guide for Individual Fundraising Campaigns

We are very excited to be working with old friend and client, Sheri Stuart, State Coordinator of Oregon Main Street, to revise and expand   a handbook she created about  membership fundraising campaigns for Main Street organizations.  Sheri first created this guide for her managers in 2013. With the recent focus on using social media for fundraising, an update made sense.  We will update and expand this guide in late spring and create a short webinar to introduce the...

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Speaking at the Illinois Main Street Conference 2020

It is such a treat to be asked to speak at the March 2020 conference for the newly reorganized Illinois Main Street program. We are hoping to see many old friends in Springfield IL Two years ago the National Main Street Center received a grant from the Driehaus Foundation to provide technical assistance to now 19 Main Street communities around the state along with three neighborhoods in Chicago being serviced under the Center’s UrbanMain program. This conference is made possible by the...

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Two Sessions at Upcoming Main Street Conference 2020

Two Sessions at Upcoming Main Street Conference 2020     This year is the 40th anniversary of the start of the Main Street Movement! We will be speaking twice at the Dallas National Main Street Center Conference https://www.mainstreet.org/howwecanhelp/mainstreetnow/now2020 . Our crash course on Your Board’s Role in Fundraising focuses on board leadership for fundraising. Since the board sets the overall tone for any community fundraising effort, whether through facilitating...

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Roxborough Development Corporation Research Activities 2020

Roxborough Development Corporation Research Activities 2020   We are delighted to work once again with the Roxborough Development Corporation https://roxboroughpa.com/  in northwest Philadlephia to assist them with a series of research activities.  This project will review their many achievements during the last five years, and reflect upon the current realities along Ridge Avenue, their Business Improvement District. Our research activities include an assessment of their five...

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