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Take Presentations to the Next Level

Learn how to take your presentation skills to the next level with advice and insights from seasoned speaker Brian Vogt, CEO of Denver Botanic Gardens. A brief Q&A follows his presentation. This talk was given during the May 2022 Council of...

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5/3/22
Racial Equity Tools Glossary

Racial Equity Tools has created a glossary of terms to create a shared understanding of words to enhance the way we talk about race.

Language is an essential tool in racial equity work, and the terms we use have evolved as this work has...

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4/4/22
2022 Membership Insights Report: How 150 Experts Are Navigating Digital and Hybrid Initiatives in Museum Membership

We are excited to announce the release of our 2022 Membership Insights Report: How 150 Experts Are Navigating Digital and Hybrid Initiatives in Museum Membership. With fresh data and findings, this report examines what virtual offerings remain a...

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4/4/22
Words to avoid—2022 edition

A new year brings a commitment to change and improvement for many people. With that in mind, we’d like to kick off 2022 by actively questioning the use of certain words—and what is meant—so that we can continue to improve by phasing out terms that...

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1/27/22
How 21 Museums and Cultural Organizations Engaged with NFTs in 2021

For the last year, the digital art ecosystem has been abuzz with talk of NFTs. Digital artists, crypto entrepreneurs, and digitally-minded museums have moved to adapt to the potentially seismic shift brought on by the rising trade in digital artworks...

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1/7/22
10 Instagram Best Practices for Nonprofits

With one billion active monthly users, Instagram is a very powerful social network used by nonprofits worldwide. According to the Open Data Project, of the 89% of nonprofits worldwide that use social media in their digital marketing and fundraising...

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1/7/22
Supply and Demand of Native Species

The demand for native plants by homeowners, designers and people in the green industry is steadily rising. Doug Tallamy’s Homegrown National Park campaign is challenging us to think of our landscapes as much more than something to look at, but rather...

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12/1/21
How to Create a Nonprofit Fundraising Events Strategy for 2022

Nonprofit fundraising changed drastically in 2020 with a shift toward virtual galas and a need to raise money online. It shifted again in 2021 as small social gatherings returned, enabling nonprofits to produce hybrid fundraisers that connected them...

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11/30/21
What is Cryptocurrency? A Primer for Nonprofits

Cryptocurrency for nonprofits is becoming more accessible as its popularity and validity increases. But – it is also a very nuanced type of currency. As crypto donations become viable, more organizations want to know: what is cryptocurrency?

To...

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11/30/21
REALM Project Resources and Toolkits

To assist the museum sector, the REALM (REopening Archives, Libraries,and Museums) team has compiled relevant results and resources into a toolkit specifically designed to help museums make informed decisions. We are regularly updating the toolkit to...

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11/23/21
7 Nonprofit Fundraising Hacks to Max Your Year-End Goals

It’s finally happening: 2021 is winding to a close. We (almost) did it! Now, it’s time to go out with a bang by launching your best year-end campaign yet. Try these seven new fundraising hacks to meet—and exceed—your year-end fundraising goals.

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11/23/21
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November Lunch and Learn: Creating Year End Fundraising Appeals

Did you know that more than 2/3 of charitable giving in the U.S. happens between November 15 and December 31 each year?  If you don’t offer your donors the chance to support your garden in that window, they will not have the chance to say “Yes!”  Is it...

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11/3/21
Giving Tuesday Toolkit 2021

2021 is the year you've made every giving day, nay, every giving moment count. With the finish line so near, get got a clear plan and all the tools you need to achieve Giving Tuesday greatness.

FUNRAISE'S 2021 GIVING TUESDAY TOOLKIT INCLUDES:...

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11/2/21
Top 10 Fundraising Appeal Writing Tips

The job of the smart fundraiser is inspiring passionate philanthropy to make people’s lives better. No one ever really teaches us how to write a smart fundraising appeal. We copy from our predecessors. Or maybe read an article or two online or attend a...

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10/11/21
Forest Bathing 101: Tapping into Everyday Nature

An interactive, meditative “stroll” guided by Judy Beaudette, who explains the history behind forest bathing (‘shinrin yoku’ in Japan), a research-based mindfulness practice that offers wellness through immersion in nature. Evidence-based research...

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9/28/21
LGBTQ Inclusion in Public Gardens: A Toolkit

Public gardens increasingly recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion in their work. This toolkit provides concrete ways to address LGBTQ inclusion in gardens. It explains the importance of LGBTQ inclusion, including the challenges LGBTQ...

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9/20/21
Benefits of Compost

Compost has a variety of benefits, both from an environmental standpoint as well as in ensuring the integrity of your project. When used correctly, compost saves money through reduced maintenance costs, ensures your project is more sustainable, and...

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8/31/21
Perception of Nature Play in Children’s Gardens: A Survey of Decision Makers from North American Public Gardens

Children’s gardens have been an increasingly popular addition to North American public gardens in the last two decades. Unlike their counterparts established in healthcare facilities and early-education centers, children’s gardens in public gardens are...

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8/27/21
Using Zoom for Virtual Programs: Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices

Many gardens turned to Zoom in a hurry last year to build out virtual programming for youth and adult educational programs, large meetings, and other events. The convenience and accessibility of online programming helped broaden audiences and overcome...

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8/24/21
Making Interpretation Videos Easy: Top Tips From the Field

For the past few years at Royal Botanical Gardens, we’ve been making simple videos for social media using cell phones. This fun side-of-the-desk project has become critical in the past month as we move from interpreting our gardens and nature...

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8/5/21

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