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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
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.

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3/12/18
Change Ahead: How Two Gardens Revamped Their Membership Programs

Learn how two gardens evolved their membership programs in 2016. Longwood Gardens originally launched their membership program in 2007.

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7/9/17
It Doesn't Take a Magician: Corporate Sponsors

Corporations can be the most difficult of relationships to cultivate - and keep. A CEO, a Campaign Consultant and Executive Director discuss the entire process. Learn how to qualify your corporate prospects and create a meaningful case for support.

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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
Public Engagement: From First-Time Visitor to Major Donor

While annual garden visitation in the tens or hundreds of thousands provides one metric of success, productive relationships with fewer than 100 major donors can prove far more important to achieving a public garden’s mission, growth and success.

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2/27/17
Using Data to Develop a New Membership Program

The Membership program at Longwood Gardens originally launched in 2007 and quickly grew to over 65,000 household Members by 2016.

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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