5 Year Plan Development
Recipient: Nechako Valley Historical Society
Strategy: Planning and Research
Description: The volunteers of The Nechako Valley Historical Society (NVHS) have been managing a museum site with the help of local businesses and government since 1980. The land and buildings belong to the District of Vanderhoof, but the NVHS is responsible for the care and operation of the facilities. The directors of the society recognized a need to develop a business plan that would show them how to increase revenues, complete existing projects, and develop into a viable organization. They raised the required funding from NKDF and hired consultant Shirley Moon of 'Women @ Work' to survey residents and local non profit groups and to write the business plan. The outcomes of implementing the plan include increasing membership and attracting more income from tourists and other sources.