District Bridges Consulting

For Main Street Organizations

Building Stronger Main Street Organizations

While the Main Street Four Point Approach remains the same, every community’s individual needs are a little different. Your Main Street organization must adapt and develop to meet those needs. District Bridges can be your strategic partner to help your organization rise to the challenge of serving your community better.

Organizational Capacity Building

The most impactful and dynamic Main Street organizations start with building a solid foundation. Our capacity building services help you lay the cornerstones that will enable you to build a successful Main Street program.

Achieving National Main Street Accreditation Standards

Are you an Accredited National Main Street program or aspiring to be one? District Bridges can support your Main Street organization in achieving all ten Community Standards. We will work with you to develop a sustainable and impact focused Main Street that will serve the unique needs of your community better.

Small Business Technical Assistance Program Development

Through our SBTA Program Development, we help you assess the specific needs of your businesses and develop relevant technical assistance to deliver the support they need most. Don’t recreate the wheel! We will help you develop t programs that incorporate best practices from across the country to support your business community.

Program Measurement & Evaluation

How do you know if your programs are successful? Are you getting a return on time, money, or connections you are investing in the projects and programs you’re pursuing? If you’re not measuring then you don’t know. Through systematic evaluation and optimization, we help organizations like yours measure, analyze and optimize your programs and systems.

Strategic Planning

Strategic planning is a critical part of developing an organization that can achieve long term impact. Through our strategic planning process, we work with your organization and community stakeholders to identify your goals and develop an attainable plan of action to move you from where you are to where you want to go.

Leadership Development

Many Main Street organizations have only one full-time staff member if even that! This work can be all-encompassing and isolating. Many executive directors find themselves investing all of their time and energy into the communities they serve but who is investing in them? We are! District Bridges Leadership Development provides you with real tools that can help you in your day to day work but also provide a community of leaders who know how hard this work can be.

Not A Main Street But Want To Be?

Are you interested in exploring whether a Main Street might be right for your community? District Bridges can work with you and your community to develop the foundation for a successful Main Street program. Our holistic community development approach incorporates board-based community engagement, community visioning, and strategic planning to ensure your revitalization efforts can be sustainable and successful.