Hurricane Florence dumped as much as three feet of water on parts of Southeastern North Carolina. This occurred only 1 year after massive flooding in Houston, Texas. Epic rainfall events, while still 'epic,' may no longer be considered infrequent. What does this mean for engineering design standards? What storms should we consider? Where is it OK to develop? What guidance does the engineering code of conduct provide? Insights to these questions and more are the focus of "It just rained two feet, now what?"
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Honey Bees in the Pollination Networks of Natural Areas? An Overview and Best Management Practices
Catalysts for Change: Non Governing Boards as Pipelines for Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Leadership
Engaging in board service is an invaluable opportunity to have substantial community impact and can be one of the most rewarding experiences volunteers can have. Non-governing boards, such as junior boards, young professional boards, or advisory councils, are creative tools for nonprofits to build pipelines for diversity and cultivate the next generation of talented leaders. Join us to learn how these types of boards can help you reach emerging leaders and add to your nonprofit’s overall diversity by fostering the support of new donors.
Digital fundraising is about using all the digital channels at your disposal in an integrated way to reach and expand your audiences, spark engagement, and grow your giving opportunities. Developing a digital fundraising strategy is particularly helpful to reach beyond your local community and engage a broader audience interested in supporting your cause.
Finding funding for capital expenses is one of the most challenging fundraising efforts – in terms of time, scope and resources – an organization ever undertakes. So many funders say they don’t give for capital expenses or to capital campaigns.
Too often, the fire that fuels those of us working in the social sector ends up becoming the fire that burns us out. Across the nonprofit world, organizations are perpetuating unhealthy work cultures, getting mired in conflict and divisions, and struggling to respond to systemic issues proactively instead of reactively. Nonprofit staff often end up feeling anxiety and hopelessness, working ineffectively in their teams, and traveling on the path to burnout.
The Plant Conservation Alliance and the Smithsonian’s Department of Botany welcomed Chris Martine, David Burpee Professor of Plants Genetics & Research and Director of the Manning Herbarium at Bucknell University, to present “Plants are Cool, Too: #SciComm, media relations, and a botanist on Mars”.
The evidence is mounting around the compounding benefits of the urban forest. We know trees in cities clean air and water, reduce energy demands, and improve the people's overall quality of life. Yet, tree failure may have serious negative consequences. So, how can we maximize the good and minimize the risk associated with trees growing in the built environment?
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More than 4,000 attendees from across government agencies joined together at the Esri 2019 Federal GIS Conference recently in Washington, D.C.
From Jack Dangermond’s vision of a geospatial infrastructure to the modernization of the decennial census, with technology demos throughout, the plenary and keynote sessions highlighted how the government user community is building a GIS for the nation.
Videos from the plenary and keynote sessions are now available to watch and share.