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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
Administering the Public Garden

It would not be uncommon to think that administering a garden, or any other business, is simply a matter of shuffling papers to keep everything flowing and people working. This may be true, but it is the least of the duties of a public garden...

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5/21/20
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
AEI: Coronavirus Roadmap to National Recovery

This report provides a road map for navigating through the current COVID-19 pandemic in the
United States. It outlines specific directions for adapting our public-health strategy as we limit the epidemic spread of COVID-19 and are able to...

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4/13/20
BHS: State Laws and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Requirements

Since 2017, sexual harassment claims in the workplace have increased by double digits. Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination that violates the Federal Law; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII applies to employers with 15 or...

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11/14/19
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
Racial Diversity in Public Garden Leadership

As the demographics of the United States grow more diverse, nonprofits are challenged to engage all constituents in order to remain relevant and financially sustainable as they plan for the future. Public gardens, as environmental and cultural...

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2/14/19
Racial Diversity in Public Garden Internships

Public gardens are in dire need of emerging professional horticulturists.The lack of people of color in public horticulture means the profession is missing out on a large segment of the nation’s talent and valuable perspectives and contributions to the...

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1/30/19
Guide and Toolkit for New and Emerging Public Gardens

This Guide and Toolkit for New and Emerging Public Gardens charts the general sequence of steps required to create a public garden. Seeing the big picture is useful for communicating with stakeholders, creating alignment among team members, and...

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5/7/18
Differences make a difference: Diversity in social learning and value creation

Prior research has demonstrated that CEOs learn privileged information from their social connections. Going beyond the importance of the number of social ties in a CEO's social network, this paper studies the value generated from a...

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4/20/18
With Healing in Mind: How Public Gardens at Colleges and Universities Can Promote Student Mental Health

At American colleges and universities today, one in two students feels more than average stress, while one in three suffers from a mental illness. Clearly, the mental well-being of students on these campuses is a cause of great concern. With...

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12/4/17
The Future of Business Ethics

No single department can own responsibility for installing and maintaining an ethical culture in an organization. Human resources, ethics and compliance, and sustainability teams need to work toward common goals and values set by senior leadership....

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11/7/17
Social Engineering: Good Intentions, Devastating Results

"The arboretum discovered the entire donation to be fake, and the “legal and permit fees” were actually wired to a fraudulent overseas account."  (excerpt)

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1/6/16
Public Garden Article: Design Principles

Effective communication between the public garden administrator and the garden designer is an essential part of the design process. In working with the designer, the garden administrator must review proposed solutions and ultimately accept, reject or...

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11/5/15
Employee vs. Independent Contractor

Employer misclassification has a direct impact on employee eligibility for benefits, taxation and legal protections such as minimum wage and overtime rights....

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10/23/15