4.5 hours of Fundraising Instruction

We completed recording three 90-minute webinars this summer, on  Funding Revitalization Programs for the Main Street America Institute of the National Main Street Center. Part of a new series of online courses that take a deep dive into a specific topic, the course is being promoted as follows: “An essential piece of building a successful Main Street program or neighborhood commercial district entity is a robust, sustainable funding structure. From developing your prospects to...

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Delaware Design Guides

For the last six months, we have worked with Downtown Milford Inc. and the Town of Laurel, DE to create Design Guides for their downtown commercial districts. The design guides will be used in both communities for any matching grant program for storefront or other downtown building improvement projects,  as well as support Delaware’s Downtown Development Districts Both projects will foster excellent and historically compatible improvements to both communities’ authentic...

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Year End Gifts Webinar September 5th

We are delighted that the Wisconsin Historical Society has reached out to us to participate in their Local History Webinars, a series of free weekly webinars for several years on history-related topics. All the Local History Webinars are open to anyone interested in local history and the tools needed to collect, preserve, and share your stories. On September 5th, at 1:30 central time we will be presenting a 45-minute webinar on Why Aren't You Asking for Year-End Gifts? Meant as an...

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Speaking at Destination Downtown Conference in Arkansas

This year we will be presenting at the Destination Downtown Conference, a regional gathering co-sponsored by Main Street Arkansas, the Mississippi Main Street Association, and the Louisiana Main Street program, held in Eureka Springs, AR this year. We will be presenting on Tuesday, September 11th at 10:30 AM on Your Nominating Committee’s Better Board Building Work Plan.  During this conference, we will also be available to provide one-on-one consultations at the...

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Speaking at the International Downtown Center Conference

On October 24th, we will participate as a panel member for the pre-conference workshop on “Historic Preservation as a Partner in Downtown Development” at the International Downtown Association annual conference and tradeshow in San Antonio, TX.  The focus of our talk is on the nationally important research we conducted in 2017 for Oregon Heritage. This research was designed to inspire the agency’s varied constituency to actively pursue new preservation tools, including...

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