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Negotiated Bidding: A Friendlier, Cheaper Way to Build

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens just completed a new 30,000-square-foot visitor center. Our goal was to build to passive building standards with quality construction for under $275 sq/ft.

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6/28/19
Nonprofit Donor Retention & Renewals

Retaining existing donors typically costs less than acquiring new ones, and reducing donor losses can be the most affordable strategy for most nonprofits to increase fundraising gains – yet so many nonprofits are missing out!

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4/30/19
10 Strategies for Success with Digital Fundraising

Digital fundraising is about using all the digital channels at your disposal in an integrated way to reach and expand your audiences, spark engagement, and grow your giving opportunities.

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4/26/19
Meet the Funders: Capital Funding

Finding funding for capital expenses is one of the most challenging fundraising efforts – in terms of time, scope and resources – an organization ever undertakes. So many funders say they don’t give for capital expenses or to capital campaigns.

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4/26/19
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.

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3/18/19
Grow Your Corporate Support

Learn ways to identify, cultivate, and steward corporate and business partnerships. Win donor support by leveraging the things most important to them.

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3/13/19
Recharging our Batteries Mindfully

“Oh, you work in a botanic garden? How peaceful is that?” If you had a dollar for every time you fielded that question, you probably wouldn’t need to raise your membership prices next year, right?

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3/4/19
“Dig, Seed, Water, Grow:” Story-Selling the Gardening Experience

Learn how to create stories that evoke emotion and convey the magic of the garden experience to enhance your membership and inspire your donors.

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3/4/19
What to Do Without Admissions?

What can you do to incentivize membership if your garden doesn’t charge admission? Or is it time to reconsider your free admission policy? The interplay between admissions and membership revenue can be complex.

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3/4/19

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