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Growing Smarter, Not Harder: Managing Growth in a Changing World

Growth is vital for any organization to be successful but many institutions do not strategically plan how, why, and where they invest resources to grow strategically. Whether large or small, managing your growth is critical to make sure your garden's...

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7/9/19
IMP360: Interpretive Master Planning from Every Angle

As public gardens become increasingly focused on visitor experience, the story they tell about themselves—and the way gardens use this story to engage their stakeholders—is more important than ever. Participants will hear from five professionals at...

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7/9/19
The Development of Plant Conservation in Botanic Gardens and the Current and Future Role of Conservation Genetics for Enhancing Those Conservation Efforts

Botanic gardens play major roles in plant conservation globally. Since the 1980s, the number of botanic gardens worldwide and their involvement in integrating ex situ and in situ plant conservation has increased signifi cantly, with a growing focus on...

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5/21/19
A Nonprofit Perspective on Business–Nonprofit Partnerships: Extending the Symbiotic Sustainability Model

Using the symbiotic sustainability model as a framework, this research investigates how many and with which businesses top nonprofit organizations report partnerships. We examined the websites of the 122 largest, most recognizable U.S. nonprofits....

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1/30/19
BHS Thriving in Disaster

In 2017 there were over 350 billion dollars in natural disasters, many affecting the public garden community; from the Wildfires in California, to the Hurricanes in Texas, Florida & Puerto Rico, to the severe weather in the Midwest, all areas of...

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8/8/18
Thriving in Disaster

Our gardens, whether we like it or not, are subject to the whims of nature, yet, a timely and effective response cannot be created on a whim. Preparation requires intense and thoughtful planning well ahead of time. To create preparative and responsive...

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6/20/18
Building Your Base for a Capital Campaign

Sarah P. Duke Gardens and Atlanta Botanical Garden have engaged in successful capital campaigns to grow their gardens. Learn how to build and think creatively about a robust capital campaign from their successes and lessons learned. This presentation...

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6/19/18
Guiding the Journey: A Toolkit for New and Emerging Public Gardens

The 2017-2018 Longwood Fellows explain the selection, process, and utilization of their final project: The Guide and Toolkit for New and Emerging Public Gardens. 

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6/15/18
Adapting the botanical landscape of Melbourne Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria) in response to climate change

Botanic gardens around the world maintain collections of living plants for science, conservation, education, beauty and more. These collections change over time e in scope and content e but the predicted impacts of climate change...

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2/9/18
Leading Change

This presentation from the 2018 Small Gardens Symposium presented by Shane Smith, Director of Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, will cover how to enlist community support, work with elected officials and volunteers to bring a grand vision into reality...

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1/18/18
Excellent to the Core: An Introduction to Core Museum Documents

This presentation from the 2018 Small Gardens Symposium walks through the development of: Mission Statement, Strategic Plan, Emergency Plan, Code of Ethics, and Collections Management Policies, all fundamental for basic professional garden museum...

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1/18/18
Preparing Venues and Large Events for Severe Weather

This presentation from NOAA provides examples of severe weather events and what was done to prevent harm and get people to safety. It provides many steps you need to consider when planning and preparing large events for emergency scenarios like severe...

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11/8/17
Capturing Change: The Duality of Time-lapse Imagery to Acquire Data and Depict Ecological Dynamics

This article investigates the scientific and communicative value of time-lapse imagery by exploring applications for data collection and visualization. Time-lapse imagery has a myriad of possible applications to study and depict ecosystems and...

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10/23/17
The Alliance for Public Gardens GIS

The Alliance for Public Gardens GIS is a consortium of biological collection managers and GIS professionals who are dedicated to making geographic information systems more...

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10/18/17
Fusing Seasonal Display Planning with Garden-wide Approaches and Programming

In this multi-speaker presentation, we will discuss how to create a seasonal horticultural display throughout an institution. The session will focus on institution wide approaches of creating “themes” in the displays, which includes fusion of...

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7/9/17
Successful IMLS Grants: A Tale of Three Gardens

The Institute of Museum and Library Services offers a variety of grants that are great resources for public gardens. The grant application process can be rigorous, and managing grant projects successfully requires careful planning and resource...

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7/9/17
Millennials Engaging Millennials through Social Media Marketing

Social media is an important element of marketing to Millennials. However, some public gardens lack a strategic social media plan and those with a plan may lack confidence in its efficacy. How can public gardens tailor social media strategies to engage...

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7/9/17
Shifting Gears: The Challenge of Dealing with Success

Many public gardens get started, or undertake an expansion, then find themselves unprepared for success. A panel of three garden directors and a master planning expert will address the difficulties that success creates by offering advice and examples...

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7/9/17
Mission Possible: Challenges and Opportunities

Today, our visitors have many more choices on where they reconnect with the natural world. How can you best use your mission to set your garden apart? Can a new mission allow your garden to fluctuate from or see a new foundational mandate? Join...

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7/8/17
Building Common Ground: Museum Hill Partners

Museum Hill in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is home to the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, four varied museums, the largest annual gathering of international folk artists, and the National Park Service. Three years ago these diverse organizations came together to...

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7/8/17

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