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Engaging Diverse Audiences in Conservation and Research through Citizen Science

Citizen science offers the opportunity to actively involve a variety of audiences both on site and in communities with our collections, our research, and our conservation activities, increasing scientific and environmental literacy as well as awareness

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7/8/19
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

This presentation reveals how gardens efforts have helped surpass the goals of the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge! 

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3/13/19
Lessons from the Field: Volunteers and Accessibility

Any garden or organization can benefit from a diversified volunteer corps with differing skill sets as well as being a welcoming and supportive space.

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6/21/18
Building Leadership Capacity: Helping Staff Succeed with Volunteers

Seasoned Volunteer Managers will offer advice for staff members who work with volunteers. How can you make the most of this valuable resource while helping staff build leadership skills?

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6/20/18
Volunteers! Our Most Precious Resource

Presented by Karen Christeson of Idaho Botanical Gardens at the 2018 Small Gardens Symposium, this presentation will cover how to build a dynamic volunteer program that establishes lasting relationships and successful experiences. 

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1/17/18
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
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 h

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9/24/16
Types of Volunteer Recognition given by Public Gardens

This list contains various types of recognition given to volunteers by American Public Gardens Association member gardens.  This information was gathered through the Association Volunteer Engagement Professional Section. 

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10/26/15
Volunteer Tracking Software Recommendations

This list contains recommended volunteer tracking software, as provided by the American Public Gardens Association Volunteer Professional Section members. 

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10/26/15

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