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Summer 2022 Heat Exposure: Managing Safety & Risk Factors

As of June 16, 2022 the NOAA Climate Prediction Center indicates seasonal outlook for July, August and September favors above normal seasonal mean temperatures across the majority of the US. New England and portions of the Midwest have the highest...

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7/18/22
Will Museums & Cultural Institutions Find a Place in the Metaverse?

Ever since Facebook’s highly hyped rebranding to Meta in October 2021, the public imagination has been captivated by the nebulous entity known as “the Metaverse.” Across the New York Times, Washington Post, Forbes, and other mainstream media outlets,...

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7/11/22
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
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
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
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
Climate change and wildfires: lessons from Australia’s Blue Mountains

Periodic fires are a normal part of the lifecycle of many ecosystems, but climate change is creating mega-fires that instead of supporting biodiversity threaten to destroy it. In the aftermath of the worst fire season in Australia’s recorded history,...

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1/13/21
Enhancing Consumer Horticulture’s Millennial Outreach: Social Media, Retail, and Public Garden Perspectives

The millennial generation, born between 1981 and 1996, is the largest demographic age group in the United States. This generation of plant enthusiasts has experienced financial setbacks; nevertheless, they collectively wield immense economic power. In...

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11/13/20
Using botanic gardens and arboreta to help identify urban trees for the future

Diversification of urban forests is essential to enhance their resilience to future biotic
threats as well as those posed by a changing climate. Arboreta and botanic gardens
host a wide range of plant material that can be evaluated to...

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11/9/20
Behind The Scenes: 2020 Annual Conference

Pivoting from in-person to virtual events is never easy, especially when a pandemic is the root cause of the shift. In an effort to share tips, tricks, and insights from the American Public Gardens Associations' shift from an in-person to virtual event...

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10/12/20
The state of the world’s urban ecosystems: What can we learn from trees, fungi, and bees?

Positive interactions between people and nature inspire behaviours that are in harmony
with biodiversity conservation and also afford physical and mental health benefits.
Since most people live in towns and cities, urban greenspaces are...

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10/9/20
Plant awareness disparity: A case for renaming plant blindness

“Plant blindness” is the cause of several problems that have plagued botany outreach
and education for over a hundred years. The general public largely does not notice
plants in their environment and therefore do not appreciate how...

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10/9/20

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