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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
Membership by the Numbers

Data and metrics run our lives today. Membership in the botanical garden and arboreta world is no different.

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2/27/17
Develop, Launch, & Sell Private Label Products in the Public Garden World

Your gift shop has the potential to be more than a retail space that sells magnets, pens, and hats with your institution’s logo. Private label products in your gift shop can be a fiscally beneficial extension o

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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.

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9/24/16
High Impact, Low Input: Exhibits that Work

Exhibits in public gardens keep perspectives fresh, use spaces in new ways, attract new audiences, and much more.

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9/24/16
Visualizing a Garden’s Night Potential with Light

This presentation explores ways public gardens can enhance their features, functionality, and revenue-generating potential while offering more memorable, positive experiences for visitors. A landscape architect

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9/24/16
Successfully Run the Tropical Plant Gauntlet: Ease the Pain of a Florida Tropical Plant Purchase

Florida tropical plant nurseries offer something many of us in the public garden world are using more and more, large and small tropical plants for annual garden displays, interior displays, and conservatories.

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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

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