Colleagues

Preservation Maryland is committed to assisting local non-profit preservation organizations throughout Maryland in their efforts to preserve historic structures and revitalize their historic communities. Information sharing and educational workshops offer Colleagues members the opportunity to learn from national and state experts specializing in the fields of organizational issues, advocacy and community revitalization.

Together with our partners, we’re a stronger voice for preservation in Maryland; John Renner, Nicholas Redding; Tyler Tate, Maryland Senator Addie Eckardt; Amanda Fenstermaker, Donna Ware.

Colleagues is intended to serve the entire historic preservation community. All local, regional or statewide non-profit organizations – large or small, new or established – that include historic preservation as an active part of their mission can benefit from becoming a member of Colleagues.

Benefits

Organizational Development and Training

Workshops, including our annual Preservation Summer School, present speakers with local and national expertise to share preservation advice about advocacy, nonprofit “best practices”, community revitalization, architecture and design and other topics of special relevance to Colleagues.

Advocacy

The program provides an infrastructure for collaboration and communication to identify emerging preservation needs and assemble effective lobbying constituencies to address issues of local, statewide and national importance. In addition, local advocacy assistance offered by Preservation Maryland supports Colleagues in their community preservation efforts.

Networking & Communication

The Colleagues program provides opportunities for local and statewide organizations to exchange ideas at meetings and events, facilitated by Preservation Maryland in cooperation with Colleagues and partners.

Building the Movement

Participation in Colleagues expands opportunities for the Maryland preservation community to reach out to nonprofit preservation groups, heritage areas, environmental interest groups, Main Street revitalization initiatives, museums, archeology advocates, government entities and historic district commissions to develop strategic preservation and advocacy partnerships with state and national organizations.

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