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Garden Board Member Experience: Is Your Board Externally-Focused or Navel-Gazing?

Submitted by lchance@publicg... on Thu, 11/12/2020 - 2:58pm
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
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3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
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Registration Deadline 
Monday, January 25, 2021

This is the second in a four part garden Board Member series. 

It’s natural and fitting, especially in times of crisis and recovery, for leadership to focus on the bottom line. But Boards can easily develop a case of acute spreadsheet-itis, rather than asking staff how they can help. This session for board members only explores how you can individually and collectively advance your institution, while providing compassionate governance and leadership support. Jerusha Schmalzel from Blackbaud will also present findings from their latest report, “Navigating the New Normal” to help shape fundraising strategy now. Jerusha is a former development and fundraising professional in the arts & cultural world. She is also on the board of MOCA Tucson and is helping her board with external-facing steps to take in 2021.

Registration is open to garden board members only.  

Jim Karadimos, Board Chair, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, MA 
Jerusha Schmalzel, Technical Solutions Engineer, Blackbaud

Joan Thomas, CFRE, Director, External Relations, American Public Gardens Association

Your institution’s membership with the American Public Gardens Association qualifies you for the Member-only registration rate of $25 per session. (Non-Member rate: $50) 

Learn about the December, February, and March sessions.

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