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Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide

On behalf of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), I am pleased to issue this Fourth Edition (Version 4) of the Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide (PAPPG). FEMA has archived previous editions at...

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9/17/20
Raising Funds in the COVID-19 Era

Join our virtual panel where you will hear from nonprofit leaders at the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), the American Red Cross, the Community Foundation of the Ozarks (CFO), and Candid that have experience mobilizing funds during moments of...

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7/30/20
Community Foundations as a COVID-19 Resource: How to Leverage Donor-Advised Funds

Community foundations play a key role in the development of local communities. The San Francisco Foundation, the Denver Foundation, and Candid discuss how their donor-advised funds (DAFs) are creating a positive impact in their communities. The...

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7/30/20
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
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
Membership and Development Strategies During COVID-19

A Survey of Association Membership and Development Professionals April 2020.

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4/30/20
COVID-19 Related Garden Closure March 2020 Survey Results

In late March 2020, 324 Association member gardens responded to a survey. Survey results indicated sweeping closures that occurred suddenly and caused profound earned revenue-related losses and other economic impacts to garden business operations.

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4/13/20
Scaling Social Impact: A Literature Toolkit for Funders

Despite all the important work accomplished by nonprofit organizations over the last hundred years, significant growth or scaled impact has remained an elusive goal for most of them. Even the most effective mission-driven organizations face the...

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10/15/19
125th Anniversary Endowment Needs

Endowment is one of the most important financial underpinnings an institution can have. It represents a long-term investment by today’s donors in the future generations who will enjoy and benefit from the work of the institution. In the case of The New...

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4/1/19
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
Chicago Botanic Garden Supplier Diversity Policy

The Chicago Botanic Garden recognizes its responsibility to the communities which it serves and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination. It is the policy and commitment of the Garden not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national...

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1/9/19
BGCI Technical Review: The economic, social and environmental impacts of botanic gardens

For the purposes of this study, we have broadly categorised the results of the activities of botanic gardens into economic, social and environmental impacts. Wherever possible, this Technical Review has highlighted case studies where impact evaluation...

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9/26/18
Artist Agreements at Bellevue Botanical Garden Society

Bellevue Botanical Garden Society has generously provided samples of artist/performer agreements for one-time events and annual events sponsored by thier partner group (updated annually). 

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3/16/18
MBG Gift Acceptance Policies and Guidelines

The Missouri Botanical Garden encourages the solicitation and acceptance of gifts to the Garden for purposes that will help the Garden to further and fulfill its mission. The attached policies and guidelines govern acceptance of gifts made to the...

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3/12/18
St Andrews Botanic Garden Outline Business Plan

For planning and budgeting purposes this Outline Business Plan is based on a 10 year business planning cycle. Years 1 and 2 are a period of consolidation mainly involving the setting up of a Trust to oversee the operation of the Garden; the appointment...

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3/9/18
RBGE Business Plan

This business plan was conducted in the financial context of fiscal year 14/15 at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RGBE). It is an example of what a business plan should contain and a good model for those interested in outlining and constructing such a...

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3/9/18
The Triple Bottom Line and Sustainable Economic Development Theory and Practice

The triple bottom line refers to economic, environmental, and social value of an investment and is related to the concept of sustainable development. The triple bottom line is increasingly salient to economic development related disciplines, yet...

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1/29/18
Financing Green Infrastructure Projects

The key points of this briefing paper are the following: 

#1 The budgeting process must consider the differing life cycle characteristics between green and gray infrastructure.

#2 Local taxes, user fees, and stormwater utility fees are...

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12/20/17
The Economic Impact of Greater Philadelphia Gardens

Greater Philadelphia Gardens (“GPG”) is a consortium of more than 30 public gardens, arboreta, historical landscapes and supporting organizations located within 30 miles of Philadelphia.The dual purpose of this report is to understand and articulate...

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11/21/17
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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