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CEO and Trustee Responsibilities

This comprehensive resource inlcudes a few chapters, one focusing on Enahancing Staff Understanding and the other on Building Working Partnerships. 

 
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5/21/20
Administering the Public Garden

It would not be uncommon to think that administering a garden, or any other business, is simply a matter of shuffling papers to keep everything flowing and people working. This may be true, but it is the least of the duties of a public garden...

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5/21/20
AAM Preparing and Considering to Re-Open Resources

The American Alliance of Museums recommends that museums build flexible plans for reopening that are regularly reviewed and refined based on the latest science. This guidance is based on the best available information as of publication and is not...

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4/29/20
AEI: Coronavirus Roadmap to National Recovery

This report provides a road map for navigating through the current COVID-19 pandemic in the
United States. It outlines specific directions for adapting our public-health strategy as we limit the epidemic spread of COVID-19 and are able to...

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4/13/20
Changing Tides: The Next Generation of Giving

All generations are not created equal. Are you optimizing your outreach and fundraising opportunities to connect with each group? The Next Generation of American Giving reveals multichannel preferences and charitable habits of Generation X, Generation...

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7/29/19
Having Uncomfortable Conversations in Beautiful Places

Meaningful conversations leading to change happen in the gray areas of conversation. We must go beyond thinking in terms of black and white and speaking only with people who agree with us. In order to engage people in topics we think are important, we...

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6/28/19
Organizational Assessment Resource for Senior-Level Leaders

This resource developed by the 2018-2019 Longwood Fellows cohort provides a framework that senior-level leaders can use to assess their organizations. It offers specific reasoning, definitions, and strategies—the why, what, and how—for topics that are...

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6/3/19
Fundraising Communications Toolkit for Board Members

The purpose of a fundraising communications toolkit for board members is to provide them with the “tools” that they need to effectively raise funds for your organization. As board members are often in a face-to-face situation where they are speaking...

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3/18/19
Board & Governance Documents

These documents help address the following questions/topics to help those gardens in need of developing best practices for working with and recruiting your board:

  • How to navigate board members that have numerous professional and personal
  • ...
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3/18/19
Racial Diversity in Public Garden Leadership

As the demographics of the United States grow more diverse, nonprofits are challenged to engage all constituents in order to remain relevant and financially sustainable as they plan for the future. Public gardens, as environmental and cultural...

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2/14/19
Racial Diversity in Public Garden Internships

Public gardens are in dire need of emerging professional horticulturists.The lack of people of color in public horticulture means the profession is missing out on a large segment of the nation’s talent and valuable perspectives and contributions to the...

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1/30/19
Finding Balance across Departments at Multi-Attraction Gardens

Many of our institutions are much more than gardens: historic estates, zoos, university campuses, event spaces, and sculpture parks. Within any organization, having a diverse set of attractions can potentially lead to confusion about mission or become...

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6/22/18
New Botanical Gardens: Balancing Growth and Innovation

Learn about new botanical gardens projects under development in Fort Collins, Pittsburgh, and Santa Fe, cities of diverse populations, geographic regions, and cultural histories. Executive Directors from these institutions will discuss strategies for...

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6/21/18
Guiding the Journey: A Toolkit for New and Emerging Public Gardens

The 2017-2018 Longwood Fellows explain the selection, process, and utilization of their final project: The Guide and Toolkit for New and Emerging Public Gardens. 

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6/15/18
Guide and Toolkit for New and Emerging Public Gardens

This Guide and Toolkit for New and Emerging Public Gardens charts the general sequence of steps required to create a public garden. Seeing the big picture is useful for communicating with stakeholders, creating alignment among team members, and...

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5/7/18
Leading Change

This presentation from the 2018 Small Gardens Symposium presented by Shane Smith, Director of Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, will cover how to enlist community support, work with elected officials and volunteers to bring a grand vision into reality...

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1/18/18
Building A Stronger Board

This presentation from the 2018 Small Gardens Symposium will give you the tools, procedures, and an exercise to help you build the diversity and strength you need to create a strong and effective Board of Directors. 

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1/18/18
Motivating Your Staff

Presented at the 2018 Small Gardens Symposium by Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, this presentation will cover how to motivate your staff and why that is important to the success of a garden. 

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1/17/18
With Healing in Mind: How Public Gardens at Colleges and Universities Can Promote Student Mental Health

At American colleges and universities today, one in two students feels more than average stress, while one in three suffers from a mental illness. Clearly, the mental well-being of students on these campuses is a cause of great concern. With...

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12/4/17
The Future of Business Ethics

No single department can own responsibility for installing and maintaining an ethical culture in an organization. Human resources, ethics and compliance, and sustainability teams need to work toward common goals and values set by senior leadership....

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11/7/17

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