Previous Projects

LEADERSHIP SARATOGA CLASS PROJECTS

1990

SaratogaSaturday Night Live

At-risk Youth skit

Family Feud

LeadershipSaratogaVideo

1991

Play about someone moving to the area  - and all thatSaratogahas to offer

“Cheers” skit

SaratogaHorse Race

Community Service/Leadership News Network

1992

Volunteer Handbook

Tricentennial Celebration 2091 – a time capsule looking back to 1991

Food Drive

Y Corporate Challenge Blueprint

1994

Kayderosseross Creek overview

Springs overview

Family FeudSaratogaStyle

Twister Game

1995

Children’s Museum Map of the World Exhibit

Leadership Trivia

Leadership Feud

Casino Gambling Overview

1996

Community Forum on Education

YMCA New Pool Feasibility Study

NationalMuseumofDancenew brochure development

Urban Cultural Park Winterfest Event

1997

First Night Art Exhibit

Saratoga,WYSisterCity

Scenic Byways

Youth Shadowing

1998

WiltonWildlife Brochure

Overview ofCountyNeeds

Mock Sexual Harassment Trial

Leadership Styles Exercise

1999

NationalMuseumofDance Children’s Interactive Exhibit

Trout Unlimited Fundraiser and Information Brochure

Caffe Lena Marketing Study

Mentoring Program Recruitment Effort

2000

Safe Pet Partnership with Domestic Violence Services

BrooksideFund Raising Campaign

YMCA Safe Teens Survey

FranklinCommunity CenterAwareness Day

2001

CAPTAIN web design

LeadershipSaratogaVideo

NationalCemeterybrochure

Center for the Family brochure design

2002

SaratogaRowing Club Boathouse Project Marketing

Community of Respite-Family Contact Coordinator

Community of Respite- Activities available

225th Anniversary of Battlefield Education Traveling Haversacks & Program

2003

MaltaZimSmithTrailTreePlanting-ShenantahaPark

SaratogaARC/Bridges Improve Public Awareness Effort

Feature local volunteers in Saratogian Profiles column

Friends of theSpaState Parkmarketing plan

2004

Ballston Spa Railroad Promenade Plan

HospiceMemoryGarden

Trail at Stillpoint

SaratogaOn the Move Promotion

2006

Domestic Violence Rape Crisis Services Video

Franklin Community Center Website Design

Workforce Housing Awareness

Helping Hands Fundraising Plan

2007

NationalMuseumof Dance Broadway Exhibit

AIM Marketing Plan

HistoryMuseumMembership Survey

Children’s Museum Membership Survey

2008

Epiphany Theater Audience Development

BrooksideMuseumGift Shop Review

Rebuilding TogetherSaratogaNew Media & Marketing Plan

Universal Preservation Hall History Exhibit

2009

Academy of Lifelong Learning Member Recruitment Campaign

Saratoga PLAN Galway Trail and Community Outreach

Home Made Theater 25th Anniversary Poster Contest & Exhibit

Rebuilding Together Saratoga Re-painting of Salvation Army building

2010

HomelessAlliance/First Responders, Emergency Contacts

SaratogaFarmers Market, Market Survey

Shelters of Saratoga, Capital Campaign Feasibility Study

Saratoga National Historical Park, Seasonal Signage

2011

Franklin Community Center, Food Pantry Re-Design and Install

Saratoga PLAN Northumberland Trail

Salvation Army Mobile Services Feasibility Study

2012

Wilton Wildlife Preserve - Kiosk and branding consolidation

Adult and Senior Center of Saratoga Springs - research and redesign of website

Domestic Violence Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County - research, design and implimentation of awareness campaign

2013

CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services/Souther Saratoga YMCA - research, promote and organize youth to youth philanthropy event

Domestic Violence Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County - research and create Elder Abuse awareness campaign and Community Forum

National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame - research and creation of targeted membership drive and promotional suggestions for marketing to increase membership

Shelters of Saratoga - research, analysis and programming suggestions for collaboration with other organizations offering duplicative services

2014

Domestic Violence Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County - worked with an existing DVD used to facilitate discussion about sexual assault and rape and though several focus groups with multiple demographic types, developed a facilitators guide to enable additional volunteers to be able to present the information. Additionally, made a shorter version of the video with accompaning guide.

Friends of Saratoga Battlefield - Worked with Board and Park Staff to create a marketing and fundraising plan to appropriately sign and design the Sword Surrender Site. Upon completion, the group committed to acting as the volunteer fundraising committee to put their plan into action.

New Meadow Preschool - With a goal of increasing enrollment of neuro typical children in the early part of the school year, the group analyzed their marketing plan, materials, outreach and current strategies and developed new to help the school acheive their goals.

Saratoga Bridges - An intensive research and analysis project, working with organizations, schools and other focus groups to determine if there is a need for an Autism Resource Center in Saratoga County.

2015

AIM SERVICES – Research, design and implement an awareness/marketing campaign to enhance AIM’s exposure and ability to develop additional programming for those with challenges in our community. Created a promotional video, community leaders breakfast series and developed a marketing position.

BROOKSIDE MUSEUM – Assisting the organization to step from hosting occasional events to turning Brookside into an event destination.  By doing so, Brookside utilizes one of its greatest assets – its building and grounds – to build an entrepurnurial enterprise that will bring people to the property. Most importantly, Destination: Brookside will contribute to the goal of generating revenue to support programs and efforts to preserve our rich county heritage.

FRANKLIN COMMUNITY CENTER – Assist with the creation and implimentation of a volunteer manual that will include:  standardized volunteer application forms, confidentiality forms, training materials, training schedules, effective tracking tools, etc. The manual will cover the myriad of different volunteer types within the organization and will be launched in tandem with the expansion of the organization's food pantry.

SARATOGA ROWING ASSOCIATION - Research and develop, based on other regional and national rowing associations and regetta events, a sponsorship and marketing plan for the regattas and the association - both for the community at large as well as the specific rowing community including; establishing some cornerstone sponsors, and creating a job description for a future director of marketing and PR for the organization.

2016

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS – An awareness project to showcase the services offered in Saratoga County, provide opportunity for Saratoga County businesses to get involved with the organization and further promote the new national campaign "StartUp Something". Specifically focusing on the STEM and STEAM interests of many of the children who are served, the team will create connections with schools and businesses to assist in educating them about these industries. Specific measurables include; creating targeted media plan, design of promotional materials, organizing and hosting at least one open house with an area business and creation of a pilot program for StartUp Something.

MOREAU COMMUNITY CENTER – Assist with the creation and implimentation of a volunteer manual that will include:  standardized volunteer application forms, confidentiality forms, training materials, training schedules, effective tracking tools, enhanced volunteer recruitment, etc. The manual will cover the myriad of different volunteer types within the organization, will define job descriptions and help to match skills and interests to opportunities. Additionally, promotional materials to help recruit volunteers will be made in tandem with the manual.

SARATOGA COUNTY EMS COUNCIL – Through education and awareness, this project aims to better inform the communities in the County about the 13 EMS stations and the services they can provide. Measurable goals include; scripting and creation of an awareness video, organization and execution of a variety of community meetings including a meeting of the Board of Supervisors to share the video and other community role out to identify ways to connect the organizations and the municipalities that they serve. 

SARATOGA FOUDNATION FOR INNOVATIVE LEARNING- This project will assist the organization by having the group act in an advisory capacity to streamline, grow, enhance and expand the awareness of SFIL, the fundraising events and strategies both short and long term and evaluate opportunities and make suggestions for educating the board of directors and improving their governance through suggested orientations or ongoing trainings. 

2017

GRANT COTTAGE - Assess the current marketing strategies and materials being used. Develop a plan to increase the awareness, outreach and visitation of this National Historic Site. Develop a marketing strategy for a variety of targeted audiences and corresponding materials. An increase in membership of the Friends of Ulysses S. Grant Cottage is another goal based on the increased awareness. 

RAIS (Recovery Advocacy In Saratoga) - In conjunction with the Prevention Council, the umbrella organization for RAIS, create a brand and identify collaborative partnerships throughout the Saratoga County community. This is intended to increase visibility of both the positive side of Recovery as well as the awareness of RAIS for those effected by Recovery. This project will also assist with the visibility of the yet to be constructed Recovery Community Center.

SARATOGA REGIONAL YMCA - The development of a corporate and non-profit teambuilding component for the Y's new Outdoor Center Project. This includes the structure of the programs that might be available, research about other similar projects created by other organizations and the marketing strategy required to share this opportunity with the community.

WELLSPRING- A feasibility study, investigating the intersection of business, education and human services sector, to determine if our community is interested in and willing and able to support a program to prepare and place women in non-traditional employment roles.