Speaking at National Main Street Center in Seattle
We enjoy submitting panel presentations of clients who have done exceptional work on a topic for the National Main Street Now conference. This year our clients in Tacony and Roxborough in Philadelphia, and Metuchen in Central New Jersey will talk about their work on “Catalyst Projects Yield Extraordinary Results for Downtowns" at the Main Street conference in Seattle on March 26th.
Here is what the panel discussion is about: Downtown organizations with a strategic plan, market...
A new BID for Plainfield
In early October we worked with the newly incorporated Plainfield, NJ Special Improvement District Board to host a half-day workshop for their board. The group needed ideas for staffing the organization and we provided a series of alternatives, along with a budget to fit the anticipated SID revenues.
The goal was to help the Board to organize around the Main Street Four Point Approach so that they could pick projects to undertake in months before year-end and in 2019. We provided job...
Funding Revitalization Programs Webinars
This past summer we recorded three 90 minute webinars on funding revitalization programs for the National Main Street Center, which are available on demand from the center’s in-reach platform. While part of the Main Street America Institute training suite of programs, anyone can pay the $275 fee to listen to the three webinars on Advanced Principles of Revitalization.
This is what the Main Street Center says about the webinars: "An essential piece of building a successful Main...
Evaluating Camden County History Week
With all the anticipation of Camden County History Week, (October 13 to 21, 2018) we felt that it was important to formally evaluate this event so that we could get direct feedback from visitors, the historic sites, and history organizations that hosted activities during the nine-day event. We were successful in obtaining a $5,000 grant from the New Jersey Historic Trust License Plate Grant for Heritage Tourism for this work. T
We collected visitor surveys from the 32 organizations open for...
Webinar Best Practices for Board Service at Historic Sites
We will be presenting two free webinars on April 10 and 24 at 1 p.m. Central Time, sponsored by the Wisconsin Historical Society Local History program to clear confusion about board and staff: who does what at historic house museums.
During the first of two webinars on this topic, we will discuss the legal responsibilities of all nonprofit board members according to state nonprofit law, and how these duties apply to nonprofit historic house museum boards. We will discuss the three board...