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Landscape Succession Strategy

Ten years ago the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria embarked on an ambitious project to collect, treat and distribute storm water from the catchment within and around the botanic garden. The infrastructure of wetlands filtration, a sophisticated water ...

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1/5/21
Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide

On behalf of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), I am pleased to issue this Fourth Edition (Version 4) of the Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide (PAPPG). FEMA has archived previous editions at...

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9/17/20
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
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
COVID-19 Related Garden Closure March 2020 Survey Results

In late March 2020, 324 Association member gardens responded to a survey. Survey results indicated sweeping closures that occurred suddenly and caused profound earned revenue-related losses and other economic impacts to garden business operations.

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4/13/20
Vulnerability to climate change of islands worldwide and its impact on the tree of life

Island systems are among the most vulnerable to climate change, which is predicted to induce shifts in temperature, rainfall and/or sea levels. Our aim was: (i) to map the relative vulnerability of islands to each of these threats from climate change...

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10/14/19
Confluence Discovery Park 2030 Master Plan

The Confluence Discovery Park 2030 Master Plan was developed through a three step process: 1) Cultivating understanding of the site’s history, past interventions and campus-wide plans, current site conditions, and stakeholder priorities; 2) Developing...

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10/10/19
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
Missouri Botanic Garden Strategic Plan: 2016-2020

The Missouri Botanic Garden (MBG) strategic plan is a great example for new and emerging gardens or gardens in the process of having to go through another strategic planning process and want to look at another botanical gardens goals, values, and...

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5/21/19
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

 

 
Climate Action & Adaptation Plans

A strategic framework for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change. Cities utilize climate action plans as roadmaps for achieving emissions reductions and improving community resilience. Here, there are several...

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4/15/19
125th Anniversary Endowment Needs

Endowment is one of the most important financial underpinnings an institution can have. It represents a long-term investment by today’s donors in the future generations who will enjoy and benefit from the work of the institution. In the case of The New...

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4/1/19
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
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
BGCI Technical Review: The economic, social and environmental impacts of botanic gardens

For the purposes of this study, we have broadly categorised the results of the activities of botanic gardens into economic, social and environmental impacts. Wherever possible, this Technical Review has highlighted case studies where impact evaluation...

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9/26/18
Smithsonian Gardens Strategic Plan: 2017-2021

For only the second time in its 45-year history, Smithsonian Gardens has come together to develop a plan to strategically guide it into the future. The five-year period of the 2017-2021 Strategic Plan will encompass a time of assessing and deepening...

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9/13/18
Smithsonian Gardens Exhibition Series 2019-2020: Interpretive Master Plan

Smithsonian Gardens launched their interpretive master plan, recurring exhibition series and, in particular, their inaugural exhibition, Habitat (2019–2020). These initiatives are collaborative efforts involving the entire Smithsonian Gardens staff. By...

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9/13/18
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
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
St Andrews Botanic Garden Outline Business Plan

For planning and budgeting purposes this Outline Business Plan is based on a 10 year business planning cycle. Years 1 and 2 are a period of consolidation mainly involving the setting up of a Trust to oversee the operation of the Garden; the appointment...

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3/9/18

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