Heritage Consulting Inc.


Donna Ann Harris is the principal of Heritage Consulting Inc., a twelve year old Philadelphia-based consulting firm that works nationwide providing training, research, coaching and consulting services on organizational development, historic preservation, volunteer management and heritage tourism planning for downtown organizations. Formerly State Main Street Coordinator in Illinois, Donna has been consulting with downtown organizations for more than a dozen years, including 21 coordinating programs and more than 50 local programs. Donna has considerable expertise in organizational development issues, fundraising and strategic planning. Prior to her Main Street career, Donna spent 15 years as an executive director of three start-up and two mature historic preservation organizations in NJ, IL and Philadelphia. Donna is a Certified Main Street Manager.

422 South Camac Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

The Iowa Economic Development Authority has contracted with Donna Ann Harris to provide technical assistance on numerous occasions, most recently to develop a new service for one of our Main Street Iowa communities: a Heritage Tourism Assessment for Lansing, Iowa. As always, working with Donna was a positive experience. She is organized and well prepared. Donna earned the confidence of the members of the local community and offered advice that was on target. The assessment report was accurate, thorough, and delivered on-time. I can recommend Ms. Harris as a consultant with complete confidence.

Terry Poe Buschkamp
Submitted on: 2/2/2016
Marketing and Promotions Specialist ,
Iowa Economic Development Authority - Main Street Iowa

Donna was able to take our Board through a comprehensive strategic planning process that has helped us clarify our mission and goals more thoughtfully and progressively than I would have imagined. She is able to work well with strong-minded individuals and kept us focused and on target the entire time.

Beth Anne MacDonald
Submitted on: 1/26/2016
Executive Director,
Downtown Somerville Alliance, Somerville NJ

When searching for a consultant to develop a strategic plan for our organization, Donna Ann Harris came with a strong recommendation from leadership at the Philadelphia Department of Commerce. We ultimately chose Donna based on her unique strategic planning process that is built around strong stakeholder engagement.

Donna's advice as a consultant enabled our organization to come together around a realistic set of goals and strategic objectives. Her eye for detail and innovative solutions also helped our organization recast the way in which we view ourselves.

I would highly recommend Donna for her practice area expertise, unique strategic planning method and eye for detail. I can assure you that as a downtown consultant Donna's experience will help you implement changes that can expand the impact of your organization for years to come.

James Calamia
Submitted on: 1/26/2016
Executive Director,
Roxborough Development Corporation, Philadelphia PA

My highest praises to Heritage Consulting! Their gifted Principal, Donna Ann Harris, knows just what we need to expand our grassroots effort into a program of limitless potential. She worked with us on a Strategic Plan at the ground level recruiting new volunteers and driving longtime supporters to step up and take action. Heritage Consulting's service to our organization and the Olney neighborhood in Philadelphia will be felt for many years to come.

Philip Green
Submitted on: 1/25/2016
Corridor Development Manager ,
North Fifth Street Revitalization Project Philadelphia PA

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