Workshop Series: Getting Started with Community Heart and Soul

Learn how to get started with Community Heart & Soul, a powerful way to strengthen community. Created by the Orton Family Foundation, Community Heart & Soul is a unique community development model that brings people together to build stronger, healthier, and more economically vibrant small cities and towns based on what matters most to everyone. … More Workshop Series: Getting Started with Community Heart and Soul

It’s a wrap! Recordings Available for Our DI20 Virtual Conference

Thank you to the speakers, staff, and all who participated in our first Downtown Intersections Virtual Conference. The event was full of little experiments.  Having the guts to take a chance, your wisdom and intelligence leap forward with huge momentum.  We are discovering our entrepreneurial spirit, much like your Main Street programs and the small businesses … More It’s a wrap! Recordings Available for Our DI20 Virtual Conference

DI20 Day Three: Move the Conversation Around Action!

Have you and your community partners ever gotten stuck on a major initiative?  To succeed, Main Street must show visible results that can only come from completing projects – both short- and long-term activities that add up to meaningful change. Yet, before any undertaking, local leaders need to work together to identify key strategies that … More DI20 Day Three: Move the Conversation Around Action!

DI20 Day Two Content You Cannot Miss!

The Main Street Approach is most effective in places where community residents have a strong emotional, social and civic connection and are motivated to get involved and make a difference.  To hold up this principle for a sustainable revitalization effort, day two of the Downtown Intersections Virtual Conference focuses on cultivating community relationships for investment, … More DI20 Day Two Content You Cannot Miss!

Registration Now Open for Downtown Intersections!

  Join us for Virginia Main Street’s Downtown Intersections Virtual Conference, July 28-30, 2020, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. each day.  Registration is now open for the interactive, remote learning and asset-based economic development experience that will guide you toward a vibrant, healthy downtown and resilient Main Street program. The experience begins with a series of live … More Registration Now Open for Downtown Intersections!

Webinar – Basic Principles of Sustainable Organization

Join us May 26 from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for the preconference* webinar, Basic Principles of Sustainable Organization. Building a healthy organizational foundation is key to attracting engagement and investment for your commercial district revitalization efforts. Whether you are positioned in a long-standing program or starting anew, this webinar will give you tools in three key … More Webinar – Basic Principles of Sustainable Organization

Webinar: Communicating to Main Street during Crisis

Join us April 16 from 11 a.m. to noon for the webinar, Communicating to Main Street during Crisis. In this webinar, Ben Muldrow of Arnett Muldrow will share his thoughts and approach on what community leaders, Main Street directors and boards can do now during the public health emergency and how best to support their … More Webinar: Communicating to Main Street during Crisis

Nonprofits and Community Partners, We See You

Our guest blogger is Kadi Davis, senior membership manager at the Center for Nonprofit Excellence. Please take five minutes to complete the nonprofit needs survey at the end of this post. Nonprofits and community partners, we see you. We see the painful dilemma you face shutting your doors and cancelling your events to fight back against the community … More Nonprofits and Community Partners, We See You

Webinar – Nonprofit Board Fundamentals: What’s Your Job?

Healthy organizations start with board members who understand their role and how best to bring their skills to the board table. On November 14, from noon-1 PM, please join us and Cindy Colson of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence for Nonprofit Board Fundamentals: What’s Your Job?, a webinar designed to give board members a jump … More Webinar – Nonprofit Board Fundamentals: What’s Your Job?