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Member Affinity Programs

American Public Gardens Association participates in a number of primary affinity programs that are available to all Association members. 

1. NEW! Lighthouse Insurance Group - American Public Gardens Association Health Insurance Program

The American Public Gardens Association Health Insurance Program powered by Lighthouse Insurance Group LLC is designed to offer concierge service to our members in need of Individual, Family, and Business/Employee health insurance coverage options. These plans include coverage options from the leading insurance carriers and are tailored to fit your individual financial and health needs.

Learn more about the Association's Health Insurance Program here

2. PlantSnap App offers free reporting on app use at your garden, support of Association programs

The Association has partnered with PlantSnap to help build the most comprehensive database of plant photos in the world by empowering garden visitors to become citizen scientists in their own communities.
Their participation, and your garden’s, advances the work of all public gardens in building resilience.

Learn more about the PlantSnap Initiative here

3. Rough Brothers Affinity Program

FOR EXISTING MEMBERS: Rough Brothers, Inc. will offer Association members a 10% discount on New Needs Assessment Site Visits and/or Preventative Maintenance Service Proposals and Agreements. Discount does not apply to any previously quoted services nor future renovation work or upgrade proposals developed during Needs Assessment Site Visit or Preventative Maintenance Service.
FOR NEW GREENHOUSES AND CONSERVATORIES: In addition, RBI will offer to supplement one (1) year Institutional Membership (new or renewal) for clients building new greenhouses or conservatories with Rough Brothers beginning in 2020. 0.5% of Rough Brothers’ contract value will be set aside to help offset a one (1) year Institutional Membership (new or renewal) Fee, up to a $2,000,000.00 or greater project value, in which, Rough Brothers will pay for the full one (1) year Institutional Membership. Program applies to a single project value or can be aggregated over a calendar year period. Payment to the Association to be made for the following calendar year’s membership upon completion of project and all payments received in full by Rough Brothers.

Learn more about Rough Brothers.

4. Discount on mobile fundraising software by MobileCause

Our new affinity partner, MobileCause, is offering a 20% discount off list pricing to our institutional members purchasing a one-year minimum contract for Fundraising Basics, Essentials or an Advanced package, and educational opportunities to “test drive” mobile fundraising through the Association’s own mobile fundraising platform.

Learn more about the American Public Garden Association/MobileCase partnership.

5. Free GIS software from ESRI

Esri (Environmental Systems Research Institute) will provide free software ($100 setup fee applies) and discounted training to current Association Institutional members that wish to develop GIS capabilities for managing horticultural information. This program supports the integration of ArcGIS technology for plant management, conservation, research, and educational activities.

Learn more about the American Public Gardens Association / ESRI Partnership

6. Free Association of Fundraising Professionals webinars

AFP provides a series of fundraising webinars to current Association members throughout the year. All webinars (live & archived) are free with a discount code - and are approved for CFRE Continuing Education Credits! Contact the Association at info@publicgardens.org to get this code.

View the upcoming webinars here 

To register, visit the AFP website.

Can't make it? Members can access past AFP webinars for FREE anytime. Simply click here to select the webinar you wish to view, and enter the discount code during checkout.

7. Discounted rates on BHS Insurance garden-specific services

BHS Insurance creates risk management & insurance programs that are specially tailored to the needs of public gardens. These highly customized programs and services are priced specially for current Association Institutional members. As a Preferred Partner of the Association, BHS Insurance can identify potential exposures and implement strategic plans to reduce injury and damage.

Learn more about BHS and how they can help your garden

8. Free magazine subscription for your garden constituents

This FREE benefit provides current Association member institutions with the opportunity to offer Martha Stewart Living or Better Homes and Gardens magazine subscriptions as an incentive to new members. Offer valid in the United States and Canada.

Learn more about the Better Homes & Gardens Magazine Subscription Program here

9. White Flower Farm offers 20% discount to your members, staff, volunteers, and Board

This FREE American Public Gardens Association member benefit provides Institutional Members with the opportunity to offer a White Flower Farm catalog and 20% discount to their new and renewing members and to staff, volunteers, and Board members. Offer valid only in the United States (does not apply to Canada or Hawaii).

Learn more about our White Flower Farm partnership here

10. Free access to Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA) 'A Focus on Sustainability' webinar series

Through this partnership, Association members receive FREE access to A Focus on Sustainability ELA webinars, both live and archived (including a 7-year library of archived, recorded webinars), September 2020 through March 2021. More information coming soon!