Grant Writing Successes 2016

This winter we wrote three grant applications for clients and won three for three!  For the Tacony Community Development Corporation, their successful (and fully funded) 75K Commerce Department grant will permit them to expand their work to provide technical assistance in the commercial corridor to upgrade tired facades, continue promotional events, and expand their high-quality partnerships with the Tacony Library and others.  For the North 5 Street Revitalization Project, their...

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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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Merchant and Neighborhood Annual Gifts Brochure for Tacony

We have been working with the Tacony Community Development Corporation in Philadelphia for more than two years now, as they shifted their efforts from working in housing to commercial revitalization efforts for Torresdale Avenue.  In an effort to broaden their financial base and seek new revenue sources, we assisted them in developing a membership or investor campaign to seek annual gifts from merchants, property owners, and neighbors in Tacony.  They are kicking off their campaign...

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Speaking at Oregon Main Street Conference Oct 3 2013 in Astoria OR

We are delighted to be speaking at the annual Main Street conference in Oregon this year. Held in Astoria OR on the coast, we are talking about two important organizational topics fundraising and committee work. If you are in the area, please drop by and say hi. Thanks to Sheri Stuart for inviting me to speak. I hate fundraising! Removing Anxiety & Boosting Board Participation This 90 minute course will help you respond to the age-old statement “I’ll do anything, but just...

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Speaking at Illinois Main Street Conference in Pontiac

We were delighted to be asked to speak at the upcoming Illinois Main Street conference to be held in Pontiac on October 1-3, 2013 We are speaking on October 1 on two of our favorite fundraising topics. Here some background on our talks. More Members: More Revenue For most Main Street organizations, membership is the first form of fundraising undertaken, but it can be a potent resource for expanding the organization's financial base.  This session revolves around a case study...

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