Idea generation is an important part of community and economic development work.
Community organizations often struggle to recruit and retain active and engaged board members. Being clear about expectations and roles is one way to keep board members involved.
You have the education and skills to fulfill the goals and responsibilities of the position that you desire. The next step is to portray the image that this particular organization requires.
As water flows off of our streets, parking lots, building rooftops and other impervious areas in our communities, it picks up all kinds of pollutants like pet waste, sediment, fertilizers, pesticides, oil, and automotive fluids.
As it does each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has recently released its annual snapshot of trends in rural America. Considering such issues as employment, poverty, education and income, Rural America at a Glance 2015 highlights both improvements in some trends and continuing challenges in others.
Considering a New Year's Resolution? Make a resolution you can keep and benefit from. Be more involved in your professional association!
You might remember the Five Man Electrical Band song that looked at the numerous numbers of signs we encounter every day. Have you ever traveled a stretch of road where there were so many signs that it was difficult for your eyes and mind to process them all? Do you feel overwhelmed by the number of signs in your community?
During the years that I have worked as a Workforce/Career Awareness Educator, I have had numerous discussions with others in the field regarding the 'Art of interviewing'.
Land use regulations serve different purposes.
If the concept of communication is so basic to everything we do, why do we struggle so much with it?
Effective community engagement – whether it is focused on a specific project or challenge or creating a more engaged organization – is more than simply talking to, or informing our citizens or constituents about the things we want them to know about.
PA DCNR is taking the lead on strategic planning, driving economic impact and supporting local municipalities.
Your local annual fair. It's more than corn dogs, funnel cakes, animals and rides. It's Economic Impact!
Are we preparing our youth for the 21st Century workforce?
When you are taking care of an elderly parent, no one prepares you ahead of time for the onslaught of health, emotional, financial and legal challenges that go along with caregiving. This can be even a greater challenge if your parent lives a great distance from you.
Being a part of a well functioning team is important at any stage of life.
At any time something can occur and disrupt the routine business of government. Do you have a plan to reduce the impact on key services?
Funders want to use their dollars to make the biggest impact they can towards meeting their mission.
Have you ever driven past that old big box store sitting vacant or that abandoned industrial complex in your community? Do you sometimes wonder whether these structures will ever be used again?
A relatively new concept for fund raising known as crowdfunding is becoming a preferred tool to get new projects accomplished.