History & Company helps make history useful.
History & Company works with non-profits, organizations, and individuals on a variety of projects, from research and writing to strategizing ways non-profits can make use of history to reach out to potential donors or supporters.
History & Company knows how to make history sing.
Do you need first-class, in-depth research for a book, screenplay or documentary?
Are you looking to amplify your organization’s history by reaching out to broaden your audience and expand donors?
Are you looking for an effective way to use history to reach out to your members or a wider audience?
I can help! I can work remotely or on-site. I can help you bring the past to light.
I love working on projects that are meaningful and important to people. I love helping bring the past into focus.
I have extensive experience working with museums, non-profit foundations, fraternities and sororities, and other entities. I take a project from start to finish, with exceptional results. From organizing an archive to deploying an organization’s history effectively, I can help you turn the past into a present day strategy.
Testimonial: “I have worked with Jenny on several projects and her work was absolutely fantastic! She did research for me on several historical fiction novels and each time she found exactly what I was looking for, and much, much more. You cannot find a better researcher than Jenny. If I wanted overall information she would find it, and if I wanted to drill down on a specific item – no matter how picayune – she would find it for me. And she was especially good at finding related items to the subject I was pursuing, that incredibly enhanced my work and added untold dimension to the final product. Look no further than Jenny Thompson for your research needs!”
Julian S. | Author, Screenwriter
The historical narrative that an organization presents about itself in a meaningful way can reach an audience with a profound impact. It can influence the relationships an organization has with its staff, membership, and public.
The history of an organization has the potential to demonstrate its longevity, permanence, and ability to be innovative and change with the times, thus setting itself up for a successful future.
An organization’s history can also reveal connections to groups and individuals locally, nationally, and globally, increasing the potential for future collaborative endeavors and strengthening the organization’s visibility and presence. As the photographs, documents and artifacts that reveal this story are stored in basements, closets, and storage lockers, time buries these valuable memories and potential connections.
Testimonial: “Our firm engaged Jenny to write a fundraising case document. The results were outstanding. Jenny worked directly with the client to get the content and crafted it into a compelling narrative. She completed the work in much less time than it would have taken me. She’s obviously very knowledgeable about variety of topics and is able to connect dots that many people would not recognize. The client was thrilled and I was, too! “
Don Souhrada| President, Ter Molen, Watkins and Brandt
History & Company is designed to bring to light your historical narrative. By working to organize, preserve and make useful your historical materials, I can help build your narrative. Whether you are looking to bring order to archival material or to create a contemporary campaign that evokes the value of history in its message, you can count on me to bring innovative, modern approaches to the past.
I start by listening. A consultation will allow you to describe your project or to discuss possible plans for preserving, using, and sharing your history. I then get to work. I create a detailed plan based on your needs, providing a thorough assessment for any and all projects– from small scale to long-term. I work with any budget and the initial consultation is always free.
STRATEGIES to the PAST
For more information or to set up a phone or in-person consultation, please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org