Fundraising Workshop for Oregon Heritage

We recently presented a fundraising workshop as part of the Oregon Heritage Summit held on April 26 and 27, 2017. We presented a quick one hour workshop overview of membership programs, yearend gifts and thanking donors and members.  Our workshops are fun and helpful. Please see the complete list of our workshops here.

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All About Investor Campaigns workshop for Oregon Main Street

In April, 2017 we presented an in-depth two-hour workshop for Oregon Main Street Network communities on Investor Campaigns for Main Street organizations. The workshop explored all aspects of soliciting small annual gifts from residents and the people who shop downtown, including how to organize a campaign, work plans, renewals, gift levels, and acknowledgements. Our workshop ended with a short session about asking for yearend gifts for unrestricted operating support for downtown...

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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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