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Archiving Horticultural Legacies at Public Gardens

Digital media offers a unique set of properties which are not being utilized to their full potential
at public gardens. Digital repositories along with videography and technology have existed in
organizations such as universities and...

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10/5/20
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
Fundraising Communications Toolkit for Board Members

The purpose of a fundraising communications toolkit for board members is to provide them with the “tools” that they need to effectively raise funds for your organization. As board members are often in a face-to-face situation where they are speaking...

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3/18/19
Board & Governance Documents

These documents help address the following questions/topics to help those gardens in need of developing best practices for working with and recruiting your board:

  • How to navigate board members that have numerous professional and personal
  • ...
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3/18/19
Succession Planning

While strategic planning provides a roadmap for organizational growth and master
planning provides a vision for the built environment, succession planning ensures an
organization’s capacity to respond to change in top leadership. Ideally...

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11/8/18
Succession Planning: A Dialogue for Leadership Continuity

Nonprofit organizations, including cultural institutions such as public gardens, typically practice succession planning less frequently than organizations within the for-profit sector. Despite research that indicates a significant number of nonprofit...

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11/8/18
Adapting the botanical landscape of Melbourne Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria) in response to climate change

Botanic gardens around the world maintain collections of living plants for science, conservation, education, beauty and more. These collections change over time e in scope and content e but the predicted impacts of climate change...

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2/9/18
Success by Succession

After more than half a century in business, Takao Nursery isn’t content with playing old roles. Under president Danny Takao...

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11/21/17