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As cultural attitudes and mindsets shift ever more rapidly, how do botanical gardens stay relevant? Our collections, from living plants to herbarium specimens, represent an intrinsic part of botanical garden DNA.
Providing alcohol can be a big draw for development events, but did you know it can also increase your audience base as well as attendance numbers for mission-based education programs?
Let's face it. We are a public garden first, a venue second. Yet, events bring people to the beauty of the gardens, as well as bring much needed earned revenue to support our missions.
Orchid, holiday, and other types of big shows and festivals are becoming increasingly popular ways to draw in visitors to public gardens.
Events are becoming increasingly important fundraisers and friendraisers for gardens of all sizes.
Demand for food and beverages that are locally grown and made, organic, and nutritious has been on the rise in recent years, and many public gardens are recognizing the interest in and need for programming about these topics.
Associations are known for bringing audiences together. One of the most popular ways of doing this is through live events.
This presentation from NOAA provides examples of severe weather events and what was done to prevent harm and get people to safety.
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.