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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.

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7/9/19
Promoting Urban & Community Forestry through Staffing, Volunteer Groups, Tree Boards, & Ordinances

The success of community forests relies on good management by municipal staff, volunteer groups, and tree boards framed around well-written ordinances.

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7/2/18
New Botanical Gardens: Balancing Growth and Innovation

Learn about new botanical gardens projects under development in Fort Collins, Pittsburgh, and Santa Fe, cities of diverse populations, geographic regions, and cultural histories.

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6/21/18
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
BHS The Keys to Interviewing, Hiring, Managing, and Maintaining a Superior Visitor Services Team

What are the best questions to ask in an interview to tease out the strengths you are seeking? How do you keep your Visitor Services team motivated, energized, and positive 100% of the time?

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7/9/17
Peer Power: Using a Peer Review Process to Galvanize Your Public Garden

Harness the power of your peers! Public gardens of all shapes and sizes can benefit from seeking expert opinions.

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9/24/16
Second Generation Volunteer Administration - Moving from Transaction to Transformative Volunteer Learning Environments

Volunteer resource managers are primarily charged with oversight of transactions or tasks conducted by their volunteer force for the improvement of social, economic, or environmental conditions.

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10/26/15
Social Media Policies

When you start thinking about your social media policy, don’t think of it as a punitive document that outlines a framework for disciplining various infractions.

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10/26/15