Arts, Culture, and Humanities

NAPLES HISTORICAL SOCIETY

  • Naples, FL
  • www.napleshistoricalsociety.org

Mission Statement

Naples Historical Society is dedicated to preserving Naples history and heritage for the community and future generations to enjoy.

Main Programs

  1. Educational Programs & Preservation Initiatives
Service Areas

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Florida

South Florida Residents and All Visitors to This Area.

ruling year

1965

Principal Officer since 2007

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Elaine L Reed

Keywords

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Preservation, History, Naples Culture, Heritage, Museum, Education, History, Garden, Historical Society, Arts and Culture, Tours, Archives, Theater, Oral Histories, Child

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EIN

59-6166907

 Number

1604925704

Physical Address

P.O. Box 201

Naples, FL 34106

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

History Museums (A54)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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IMPACT...BY THE NUMBERS 3 significant pieces of property have been preserved There are 3 preservation initiatives, each strategically sound and crafted from scratch. There are 8 programs available for the community, up 300% over 10 years earlier. 21 community collaborations have been initiated/are supported by the Society. capital improvement projects in 2012 and 2013 (together valued at over $219,000) kept Historic Palm Cottage and 107 Broad South preserved 96% of tour visitors rate tours of Historic Palm Cottage as ""Excellent"" or ""Very Good"". Visitor tour revenue is up 9.2% over 2011 Publicity and other media coverage over the last several years totals almost $423,000. The volume of Collier County residents who visit Palm Cottage is up three-fold over 2010. Membership revenue has increased 288% over 2011. The Society funded the publishing of the most comprehensive book on Naples history: Naples, A Second Paradise: The History of Naples, Florida (2013). 1,016 pages. Volunteer hours are up by 42%, and employee turnover occurred only once in 7 years. The Society reaches every age demographic in the community. ¼ MILLION visitors to Historic Palm Cottage have witnessed the reasons for preservation. THOUSANDS of photos and documents are in the Society's capable hands—and available to the community for its perusal. 16,000 school children have a better understanding of Naples history. HUNDREDS of pioneer stories have been captured in the Society's oral history project.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Educational Programs & Preservation Initiatives

Educational programs and preservation initiatives: 1. docent-guided tours of Historic Palm Cottage, 2. docent-guided tours of The Norris Gardens, 3. docent-guided walking tours of the Naples Historic District, 4. Pupils at Palm Cottage, 5. Christmas at Palm Cottage, 6. Talk of the Town! Speaker's Bureau, 7. Garden Side Chickee Chats, 8. Council of Longtime Friends, 9. Oral History Project, 10. Archival Development Project, 11. NEW INITIATIVE! Four preservation initiatives:

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Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    The preservation of Naples history.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Goals 1. Be perceived as the go-to organization for Naples history. Serve the community as the central voice for Naples history.Render opinion on matters that regard Naples history. Provide continued good stewardship of Naples history and organizational assets.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    A detailed review of our 10-year plan is available upon request. Please call Elaine Reed at 239-261-8164.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Financials and survey replies. All are available upon request.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    A fulfilled endowment, but we are making progress.
Service Areas

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Florida

South Florida Residents and All Visitors to This Area.

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Financials

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NAPLES HISTORICAL SOCIETY INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Operations

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Leadership

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Principal Officer

Elaine L Reed

BIO

Elaine L. Reed President & CEO Naples Historical Society, Inc. 239-261-8164 EReed@NaplesHistoricalSociety.org Elaine Reed, President & CEO of Naples Historical Society, possesses 25+ years of strategic marketing management and economic development experience in the U.S. private sector and on U.S.A.I.D.-funded non-governmental and nonprofit projects in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. While overseas she lived in Albania, Armenia, Hungary, and Ukraine. Under Elaine's leadership (2007-present), Naples Historical Society has experienced unprecedented program and organizational growth. She recognized the need to define and create an organizational infrastructure that has long-term value to the community, build the Society and its brand, re-align its mission, generate greater community credibility with relevant preservation initiatives, evaluate and build program, and demonstrate this through educational impact and community approval. All metrics are listed on an Impact Statement, which is available upon request. She earned an MPA in Nonprofit Management from Hodges University and an undergraduate degree in Marketing from the University of Cincinnati. Her credentials include the original writing of a book called The Art of Marketing, which was translated and published for national distribution in Albania and other Eastern European countries. She also contributed to the publication of a U.S. college-based book to be used for case studies, The Manatee vs. the Local Economy (still sells on Amazon). Having owned a business for several years, she appreciates the demands of running a business, profit or nonprofit. Currently, she is serving on the Hodges University Johnson School of Business Curriculum Advisory Board. She is a graduate of Leadership Collier Class of 2013. She was the Chair of the United Arts Council Arts Forum (2012-13). During 2007-2009, Elaine served on the President's Council for Hodges University. She is the proud recipient of the Harriet Janzen Spirit Award and a former Board Member of Women in Communications, Inc. Volunteering is a passion she encourages for everyone including her 13-year old son, Carter. Conversational in Italian and fluent in Albanian, she maintains her language skills with anyone willing to chat. Naples has been her home since first arriving in 1999.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Preservation requires a relentless and long-term commitment. Every philanthropist wants to see his/her investment make an impact. The Society has a long list of community impacts, which includes important community collaborations. Consider that a donation today can have an immediate impact (helping elementary children understand their own community's history by reimbursing for yellow bus transportation for a field trip), but also know that a donation today can be an investment in the important work to plan and preserve for the future. Please consider your own legacy, your mark on a community that you enjoy today. Call Elaine Reed to learn about the Society's progress and plans for the future. "

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mary Sehnert Smith

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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