DE Volunteer Job Descriptions Workshop

In February 2018, we will be co-presenting at the quarterly Downtown Idea Exchange Workshop for Downtown Delaware on creating high quality volunteer job descriptions to better recruit workers to implement downtown projects. The bulk of this workshop will be a hands-on exercise to create three types of job descriptions for volunteers based on current work plan projects. All job descriptions created by workshop participants will be copied and circulated to attendees as a library of job...

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Mentoring Delaware’s Downtowns

  We are delighted to continue our nine-year consulting relationship with the Downtown Delaware program. This year we are focusing on creating design guidelines, fundraising, and board training for towns. We’ll be presenting a fundraising webinar and new manager training in August. We are also part of a mentoring group of consultants providing intensive level assistance to accredited communities over the next six months. We are working with the GAMSA award winning community...

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Mentoring and Coaching the next generation of downtown leaders

This semester we are serving as a mentor to a young commercial corridor manager who is participating in a ten week Drexel University class on Neighborhood Economic Development. We spoke to this class on May 10, 2017 about board management and fundraising for commercial corridors. The mentoring role for this class is new and designed to create an ongoing relationship between generations of downtown revitalization professionals. We have been coaching Main Street managers with difficult...

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Tacony CDC New Strategic Plan Adopted

We have worked with the Tacony Community Development Corporation in Philadelphia since they began their revitalization journey in 2011 and this is the second time that we have completed a five-year Strategic Plan for them.  Over the last five years. the Tacony Community Development Corporation’s Board of Trustees, volunteers, and staff have been promoting the corridor’s variety of retail, restaurants, and service businesses, hosting retail events, helping existing...

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Downtown Idea Exchange Interview on Nominating Committeees

We are always interested in working with reporters on articles where we have some expertise to offer, and was delighted to sit for an interview with Shiela Grant of the Downtown Idea Exchange  last month to talk about improving board service for Main Street organizations.   Please read the article here.  Let us know if this information rings true for you too.  

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