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Climate From the Field: Extension, Outreach and Engagement

A collaboration between the Climate Learning Network and the Climate Science Initiative, this webinar provides an overview of the USDA...

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11/16/17
Environmental Education: A Brief Guide for U.S. Grantmakers

Achieving a bright future for people and the planet requires addressing a host of current environmental challenges, while developing strategies and skills to address new ones that can emerge quickly and unpredictably. As grantmakers search for...

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9/6/17
Taking Up Residence: The Multifaceted Benefits of Artist Residency Programs in Gardens

Artist in Residence programs have been popular in the art world for some time, but few gardens take advantage of this opportunity. Residency programs can provide institutions with new ways of looking at their living and non-living collections, develop...

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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
Accepting and Embracing Plant Collection Donations

Presenters will discuss the challenges, opportunities, and benefits of accepting large plant-collection donations. Three institutions have tackled this challenge in recent years and will discuss how they brought in large collections, some with...

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7/9/17
The Role of the CEO in Fundraising

Fundraising is a team sport. What is the role of the Executive Director in fundraising? How does s/he engage the appropriate key players, the chief development officer and other development professionals, in building a highly effective partnership? It...

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2/27/17
It Doesn't Take a Magician: Corporate Sponsors

Corporations can be the most difficult of relationships to cultivate - and keep. A CEO, a Campaign Consultant and Executive Director discuss the entire process. Learn how to qualify your corporate prospects and create a meaningful case for support. You...

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2/27/17
Shaken, Not Stirred: Rethinking Donor/Volunteer Engagement

In 2015, The Morton Arboretum decided to shake things up with a full assessment of volunteer engagement in fundraising programs. Kathleen will discuss the benefits of Arboretum efforts to “shake up, not just stir” long-standing volunteer committees....

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2/27/17
The Major Gifts Pipeline Across Generations

A robust major gift program begins with a strong mid-level giving program. Building your annual gift pipeline will include connecting with new donors, good stewardship, willing leadership volunteers, informative data and a strong organizational plan....

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2/27/17
Public Engagement: From First-Time Visitor to Major Donor

While annual garden visitation in the tens or hundreds of thousands provides one metric of success, productive relationships with fewer than 100 major donors can prove far more important to achieving a public garden’s mission, growth and success. Learn...

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2/27/17
Membership by the Numbers

Data and metrics run our lives today. Membership in the botanical garden and arboreta world is no different. In this session, participants will learn that metrics drive our industry in acquisition, renewals, online communications and member...

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2/27/17
To Ask or Not to Ask—Is that Even a Question? Inspiring Volunteers to Give

Although volunteers are among those most deeply engaged in your garden’s mission, there is a distinct reluctance by many institutions to ask for financial support from those who donate their time, energy, and...

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9/24/16
Designing for Dollars! Integrating Development & Design

Fundraising, master planning, and design are linked necessities for any public garden committed to mission-based stewardship and evolution. Designers and development professionals bring unique perspectives,...

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9/24/16
Major Gifts as a Team Sport: Changing Perspectives to Drive Results

Public gardens and arboreta are increasingly reliant not only on membership and earned revenues, but on leadership-level philanthropic support from individuals, corporations, and foundations. These kinds of...

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9/24/16
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
New York Botanical Garden Collections Master Plan Collection Development Worksheet

This document contains the Collection Development Worksheet for the New York Botanical Garden Collections Master Plan. 

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11/4/15
Tower Hill Plant Collections Policy

The purpose of the Tower Hill Plant Collections Policy is to guide the development and management of the Plant Collections of the Tower Hill Botanic Garden and to help achieve the purpose of the Worcester County...

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11/4/15

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