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A Conversation on Master Planning

This audio conversation took place via Zoom in late October 2020. It was conducted by Tommy Rosenbluth, Program Manager of the Association's Climate & Sustainability Alliance, and features Kelly D. Norris, former Director of Horticulture and...

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4/30/21
BioScience Talks

In this podcast series, hear from stories of scientists who have made great contributions to their fields, particularly within the biological sciences. This includes an episode featuring Peter Raven, president emeritus of the Missouri Botanical Garden...

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1/20/21
Archiving Horticultural Legacies at Public Gardens

Digital media offers a unique set of properties which are not being utilized to their full potential
at public gardens. Digital repositories along with videography and technology have existed in
organizations such as universities and...

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10/5/20
Emerging Professionals Community Annual Meeting

The Emerging Professionals held their Annual Community Meeting, which included: Importance of mentorship with updates on the Mentor-Mentee Connection with special guests Ari Novy, Cindy Newlander, Sierra Laverty, and Sandra Rigotti-Santos! 

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9/10/20
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
Succession Planning

While strategic planning provides a roadmap for organizational growth and master
planning provides a vision for the built environment, succession planning ensures an
organization’s capacity to respond to change in top leadership. Ideally...

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11/8/18
Succession Planning: A Dialogue for Leadership Continuity

Nonprofit organizations, including cultural institutions such as public gardens, typically practice succession planning less frequently than organizations within the for-profit sector. Despite research that indicates a significant number of nonprofit...

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11/8/18
Adapting the botanical landscape of Melbourne Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria) in response to climate change

Botanic gardens around the world maintain collections of living plants for science, conservation, education, beauty and more. These collections change over time e in scope and content e but the predicted impacts of climate change...

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2/9/18
Setting Up A Facilities Management Apprenticeship Program for Succession Planning

This webinar will take you through key steps in establishing a facilities management apprenticeship program for seamless succession planning. 

 

 

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12/15/17
Success by Succession

After more than half a century in business, Takao Nursery isn’t content with playing old roles. Under president Danny Takao...

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11/21/17
Movin’ On Up: The Opportunities and Challenges of Becoming Executive Director

Do you aspire to work your way “up the ladder”? While exciting, the leap can be harrowing, fraught with challenges along the way. But you don’t have to go it alone! Join this courageous group of new botanic garden leaders as they share their...

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7/9/17
Mission Possible: Challenges and Opportunities

Today, our visitors have many more choices on where they reconnect with the natural world. How can you best use your mission to set your garden apart? Can a new mission allow your garden to fluctuate from or see a new foundational mandate? Join...

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7/8/17