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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
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
Creating Doors and Rooms: Taking Risks, Engaging Marginalized Communities, and Challenging the Status Quo

Despite the resonant theme of plant biodiversity inherent in the public garden sector, institutions grapple with a staggering lack of human biodiversity in their staffs, member base, donors, and audiences. To achieve inclusivity and maintain relevance...

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7/9/19
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
Artist Agreements at Bellevue Botanical Garden Society

Bellevue Botanical Garden Society has generously provided samples of artist/performer agreements for one-time events and annual events sponsored by thier partner group (updated annually). 

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3/16/18
BHS The Keys to Interviewing, Hiring, Managing, and Maintaining a Superior Visitor Services Team

What are the best questions to ask in an interview to tease out the strengths you are seeking? How do you keep your Visitor Services team motivated, energized, and positive 100% of the time? How do you manage effective teams that will remain in service...

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7/9/17
Peer Power: Using a Peer Review Process to Galvanize Your Public Garden

Harness the power of your peers! Public gardens of all shapes and sizes can benefit from seeking expert opinions. Professionals from many diverse gardens will share their experiences with peer reviews as tools...

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9/24/16
Second Generation Volunteer Administration - Moving from Transaction to Transformative Volunteer Learning Environments

Volunteer resource managers are primarily charged with oversight of transactions or tasks conducted by their volunteer force for the improvement of social, economic, or environmental conditions. However, a deeper goal focuses on the developmental...

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10/26/15
Social Media Policies

When you start thinking about your social media policy, don’t think of it as a punitive document that outlines a framework for disciplining various infractions. Instead, think of it as a set of guidelines to help employees understand the issues and...

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10/26/15