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LGBTQ Inclusion in Public Gardens: A Toolkit

Public gardens increasingly recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion in their work. This toolkit provides concrete ways to address LGBTQ inclusion in gardens. It explains the importance of LGBTQ inclusion, including the challenges LGBTQ...

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9/20/21
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
New COVID-19 Guidance for Section 125 Mid-Year Election Change Rules

The Internal Revenue Service recently released guidance to allow temporary changes to section 125 cafeteria plans. These changes extend the claims period for health flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) and dependent care assistance programs and allow...

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5/19/20
SBA and Treasury Release Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application

The form and instructions inform borrowers how to apply for forgiveness of their PPP loans, consistent with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).  SBA will also soon issue regulations and guidance to further assist...

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5/18/20
Minimum Standard Health Protocols: Checklist for Museums and Libraries

The following are the minimum recommended health protocols for all museums and libraries choosing to operate in Texas. Museums and libraries may adopt additional protocols consistent with their specific needs and circumstances to help protect the...

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5/11/20
CDC Confirms Six Coronavirus Symptoms Showing Up in Patients Over and Over

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added six symptoms of the novel coronavirus to its list, suggesting health experts are learning more about the growing number of ways physicians see the virus affecting patients.

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4/29/20
COVID-19 Update v.5 March 28

This document provides a few key updates, resources, and suggestions for our Garden Staff in facing the many impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. They are not meant to be binding. Considering the diverse membership we have – all, some, or very little of...

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3/29/20
COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus: Guidance for Gardens (Interim v.4: March 18, 2020)

This document provides a few key updates, resources, and suggestions for our Garden Staff in facing the many impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. They are not meant to be binding. Considering the diverse membership we have – all, some, or very little of...

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3/18/20
Association Telecommuting and Remote Work Policy

The Association considers telecommuting to be a potentially viable option for short or long duration only in cases where job duties, employee skills, and their supervisor's discretion are best suited to such an arrangement. 

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3/17/20
COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus: Guidance for Gardens (Interim v.2: March 12, 2020)

This document provides a few key updates, resources, and suggestions for our Garden Staff in facing the many impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. They are not meant to be binding. Considering the diverse membership we have – all, some, or...

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3/12/20
Why Consider Using the Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®)

The Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) is the premier, cross-cultural assessment of intercultural competence that is used by thousands of individuals and organizations to build intercultural competence to achieve international and domestic...

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9/18/19
Creating Doors and Rooms: Taking Risks, Engaging Marginalized Communities, and Challenging the Status Quo

Despite the resonant theme of plant biodiversity inherent in the public garden sector, institutions grapple with a staggering lack of human biodiversity in their staffs, member base, donors, and audiences. To achieve inclusivity and maintain relevance...

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7/9/19
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
Sample Employee Interview Questionnaire

An employee interview questionnaire can be useful when collecting data about current training provisions. The data collected from this type of questionnaire will help you identify whether there are inefficiencies within roles or the organization,...

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5/10/19
Racial Diversity in Public Garden Leadership

As the demographics of the United States grow more diverse, nonprofits are challenged to engage all constituents in order to remain relevant and financially sustainable as they plan for the future. Public gardens, as environmental and cultural...

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2/14/19
Racial Diversity in Public Garden Internships

Public gardens are in dire need of emerging professional horticulturists.The lack of people of color in public horticulture means the profession is missing out on a large segment of the nation’s talent and valuable perspectives and contributions to the...

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1/30/19
Building an Emergency Plan

Building an Emergency Plan is designed to guide an institution and its staff through the process of developing a team-based emergency preparedness and response program, which results in the creation of an emergency preparedness and response plan.

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1/14/19
OSHA: Electronic Reporting Requirements

Federal OSHA requires certain establishments to electronically report their OSHA injury log by March 2, 2019. Institutions with 250 employees or more at a single location are automatically required to electronically report their 2018 OSHA forms 300,...

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1/14/19
2017 Employee Benefits: Remaining Competitive in a Challenging Talent Marketplace

In January and February 2017, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) conducted its annual survey of U.S. employers to gather information on more than 300 employee benefits. The survey asked human resource professionals if their organizations...

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10/5/18
Finding Balance across Departments at Multi-Attraction Gardens

Many of our institutions are much more than gardens: historic estates, zoos, university campuses, event spaces, and sculpture parks. Within any organization, having a diverse set of attractions can potentially lead to confusion about mission or become...

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6/22/18

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