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Urban Agriculture Resilience Program Q&A

The United States Botanic Garden and the American Public Gardens Association are working to support public gardens and their partners in facilitating collaborative food-growing and education programs. For 2021, the...

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4/16/21
Re-Opening Museums & Cultural Attractions: Succeeding in the Post-COVID Era with Thoughtful Digital Tools

In March 2020, museums and cultural organizations across the world closed their doors due to Coronavirus. Now, almost half a year later, many institutions are in the early phases of reopening.
In order to initiate a successful reopening, digital...

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2/19/21
Behind The Scenes: 2020 Annual Conference

Pivoting from in-person to virtual events is never easy, especially when a pandemic is the root cause of the shift. In an effort to share tips, tricks, and insights from the American Public Gardens Associations' shift from an in-person to virtual event...

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10/12/20
Reimagining Individual Giving During and Beyond COVID-19

Historically, in the U.S., individual giving has been the biggest source of private giving. According to Giving USA, “American individuals, bequests, foundations, and corporations gave an estimated $449.64 billion to U.S. charities in 2019” and...

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9/18/20
Storytelling in the Age of COVID-19

Strategic storytelling is the most powerful tool an organization can use to connect with potential funders and inspire philanthropic giving. The ability to tell a unique, emotional story in order to stand out from the crowd has become critical to ...

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9/18/20
Biodiversity Collections, Data, and COVID

Disease detection is one of many vital missions that biodiversity collections play, along with environmental assessment, online education, and detection of crop disease and potential bioterror
organisms, among many other uses. But the COVID-19...

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9/8/20
Roadmap for Funders: Investing in Digital Infrastructure

As society moves from response to recovery to reimagining, grantmakers are increasingly recognizing that social change in the digital era requires an investment in technology. This investment is more than tools alone; rather it's a commitment to...

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8/18/20
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
The Science and Practice of Managing Forests in Cities

The past few months have highlighted the importance of parks and nature in cities. Urban natural areas are critical as refugia, protecting biodiversity and mitigating the impacts of climate change all while contributing to the health and wellbeing of...

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6/30/20
Reshaping the future of ethnobiology research after the COVID-19 pandemic

A geographically diverse group of 29 ethnobiologists addresses three common themes in response to the COVID-19 global health crisis: impact on local communities, future interactions between researchers and communities, and new (or renewed) conceptual...

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6/29/20
COVID-19 & Sustainability Discussion: Recap & Reflection

This group discussion, facilitated by AASHE’s Executive Director, Meghan Fay Zahniser, was guided by these questions:

  • How are you continuing to make progress during this challenging time?
  • What additional resources have been
  • ...
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6/24/20
Natural Start COVID Forum: Planning for Reopening

This is a clip from Natural Start's COVID-19 Forum focused on plans for reopening nature-based early childhood programs. Megan Gessler of The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL, shares her program's plans for reopening.

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6/24/20
The ADA and Face Mask Policies

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world in many ways. People with disabilities, people with chronic health conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes, and people over the age 60, are at a higher risk of becoming infected and most...

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6/22/20
Wild Plants and You in the Times of COVID19 and the Essential Journey to Sustainability

With the current global spotlight on wild animal markets as a possible source of the COVID-19 epidemic, it is easy to forget that the biggest flows of “wildlife” in trade involve plants, not animals. This report summarises what is known about the trade...

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6/19/20
De-Escalation Tips in Light of Coronavirus Anxiety

Look for signs of anxiety in body language, tone and cadence. Understand that crisis behavior reflects a need and consider what it is the other person might want. 

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6/12/20
Seven Principles for Effective Verbal Intervention

Dealing with individuals who are belligerent, hostile, or noncompliant can be an everyday occurrence. Your effective response to this defensive behavior is often the key to avoiding
a physical confrontation with an out-of-control individual....

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6/12/20
Leading Accessible Virtual Programs

See some examples and resources for how to lead an accessible virtual program. 

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6/12/20
Arts & Exhibitions Town Hall: Challenges and Opportunities of Exhibits During COVID-19

This Town Hall covers the challenges and opportunities of exhibits in a COVID-19 world. Guest speaker is Dr. V. Ann Tippett, Executive Director of the Schiele Natural History Museum in Gastonia, NC. The Schiele mirrors much of the diversity of our...

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6/12/20
Smithsonian Institution Framework for Reopening (as of May 27, 2020)

This general guidance applies to Smithsonian staff and volunteers. 

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6/10/20

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