Heritage Consulting Inc.'s Historic Preservation Experience

Over the last fourteen years, Heritage Consulting’s principal Donna Ann Harris has started, grown, merged, partnered and dissolved non-profit preservation-based organizations throughout her career as either a principal or advisor. Her sensitivity to the human element of the non-profit enterprise makes her uniquely suited to work with emerging or sophisticated organizations seeking new ways to accomplish their organizational missions, both now and in the future.

Heritage Consulting Inc. has undertaken a variety of stateside and national projects for state agency clients to identify trends or present opportunities. In 2017 we completed a national research project for Oregon Heritage, the state preservation agency which identified more than 150 direct state, county or local grants for preservation activities as well as state financial incentives. We completed a 40 page report with 22 profiles of noteworth projects and a spreadsheet of 150 grants and incentive programs.

Heritage Consulting Inc. has conducted audience research projects (surveys, focus groups, interviews) for preservation organizations including Historic Annapolis, the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, Glover Fulling Mill Park in Haddon Heights NJ, St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Burlington NJ, Jacobs Chapel and Colemantown Meeting House in Mt. Laurel NJ, Main Street Lansing IA, the Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House in Bedminster NJ, Delaware County (PA) Planning Commission, Preservation New Jersey, Pinelands Preservation Alliance NJ and the Whitesbog Preservation Trust NJ.

Heritage Consulting Inc. has also completed extensive consumer and stakeholder surveys for downtown clients. 

We enjoy working with historic sites on Strategic Plans such as the Barrow Mansion Development Corporation in Jersey City NJ.

We have completed Strategic plans for downtown revitalization clients such as Roxborough Development Corporation in Philadelphia PA, Destination Ardmore (DBA Ardmore Iniitative) in Ardmore PA, the Tacony Community Development Corporation in Philadelphia PA, North Fifth Street Revitalization Project in Olney in Philadelphia PA, Ortonville MI Downtown Development Authority, and Downtown Howell/DDA Main Street Howell MI. The firm has completed extensive Strategic Plans for seven Main Street New Jersey communities ( Metuchen, Lawrenceville, West Orange, Vineland, Somerville, Montclair, and Highland Park).

The firm is well known for providing workshops  on a wide variety of fundraising topics at national and state conferences. We enjoy providing board training for historic sites and preservation organizations.

View other pages on our website to see the variety of projects we undertake for clients all over the country.  Update 8-2017