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Membership and Development Town Hall

The Development & Membership Community welcomed new community leadership, reflected on events of the last year and discussed the way forward. 

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7/15/21
How to Launch & Succeed with Digital Membership Cards

There’s a common misconception that launching digital membership cards is a lengthy, complicated process. It doesn’t have to be! This guide from Cuseum will show you how launching digital membership cards will make your job easier, not harder. 

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4/23/21
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Timed Ticketing Post-COVID

More than a year has passed since many of our gardens were forced to rethink day to day operations to meet government guidelines, protect our employees, and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. One of the tools that many of us quickly adopted was a...

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4/8/21
Re-Opening Museums & Cultural Attractions: Succeeding in the Post-COVID Era with Thoughtful Digital Tools

In March 2020, museums and cultural organizations across the world closed their doors due to Coronavirus. Now, almost half a year later, many institutions are in the early phases of reopening.
In order to initiate a successful reopening, digital...

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2/19/21
Roadmap for Funders: Investing in Digital Infrastructure

As society moves from response to recovery to reimagining, grantmakers are increasingly recognizing that social change in the digital era requires an investment in technology. This investment is more than tools alone; rather it's a commitment to...

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8/18/20
The Ultimate Guide to Surviving and Thriving as a Cultural Organization in the 21st Century

The role, demands, and expectations for those arts and cultural organizations in the museum
community – which includes a vast and diverse mix of aquariums, arboreta, art museums, botanic
gardens, children’s museums, cultural museums,...

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7/27/20
Fundraising in Uncertain Times

When the world is chaotic, fundraising feels like a big challenge. But you still need the money, right? At this moment – maybe more than ever – your organization will benefit from a solid fundraising plan that responds to the needs of your donors and...

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5/15/20
American Gardens Stamp Release

The American Public Gardens Association presents a celebration of the release of the "American Gardens" Forever Stamp series. "Live on tape" from Winterthur Museum, Gardens, and Library and the American Public Gardens Association. Featuring videos from...

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5/14/20
Membership and Development Strategies During COVID-19

A Survey of Association Membership and Development Professionals April 2020.

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4/30/20
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
Longwood Gardens Membership Application

This is a great example of a membership brochure. 

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1/23/20
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Membership Application

This is an example of how to design and share an electronic membership application with prospective members. 

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1/22/20
Key West Tropical Forest and Botanic Garden Membership & Volunteer Application

This membership application and volunteer application is a good example for how a botanical garden can design and put together key information about volunteering and joining different membership levels. 

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1/22/20
BHS: Understanding Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

Over the past couple of years there has been increased activity for lawsuits involving compliance with Website Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). WCAG help provide protection for the visually and hearing impaired from being discriminated against...

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1/15/20
Connecting People to Nature: From Caring to Conservation and More

Hear from three experts exploring research, strategies, and benefits of connecting people to nature: Louise Chawla, University of Colorado; Lauren Watkins, Impact by Design; and Sheila Williams-Ridge, University of Minnesota. 

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5/20/19
Nonprofit Donor Retention & Renewals

Retaining existing donors typically costs less than acquiring new ones, and reducing donor losses can be the most affordable strategy for most nonprofits to increase fundraising gains – yet so many nonprofits are missing out!

It’s time to ask...

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4/30/19
10 Strategies for Success with Digital Fundraising

Digital fundraising is about using all the digital channels at your disposal in an integrated way to reach and expand your audiences, spark engagement, and grow your giving opportunities. Developing a digital fundraising strategy is particularly...

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4/26/19
Donor Experience Study: A deep dive into donor experience and expectations

The ways in which donors interact with organizations are ever changing, as new giving and engagement opportunities are introduced using evolving technologies. With that, donors are expecting more and more of the nonprofits they support. This reserach...

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4/24/18
MBG Gift Acceptance Policies and Guidelines

The Missouri Botanical Garden encourages the solicitation and acceptance of gifts to the Garden for purposes that will help the Garden to further and fulfill its mission. The attached policies and guidelines govern acceptance of gifts made to the...

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3/12/18