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This paper examines Urban Advantage, a thirteen-year partnership in New York City, between eight cultural institutions (botanical gardens among them) and the Department of Education, as a ‘case’ of a long-lasting research practice partnership that has h
Smithsonian Gardens launched their interpretive master plan, recurring exhibition series and, in particular, their inaugural exhibition, Habitat (2019–2020). These initiatives are collaborative efforts involving the entire Smithsonian Gardens staff.
The ways in which donors interact with organizations are ever changing, as new giving and engagement opportunities are introduced using evolving technologies. With that, donors are expecting more and more of the nonprofits they support. This reserach so
This Field Guide to Conservation in Cities captures the collective experience of The Nature Conservancy and Center for Whole Communities (CWC) from 2014 to 2016, as they initiated a network of urban conservation programs in 12 cities across the United S
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).
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.
This EPA toolkit uses examples from outreach efforts in the Mississippi-Atchafalaya River Basin to provide a helpful framework for state and local agencies, watershed groups, nongovernmental organizations and others in developing effective communication
This guide can be applied to public gardens as a resource for public policy advocacy. When you’re telling a prospective donor, reporter, or civic leader what your garden does and why it matters, you’re engaging in advocacy.
Demand for food and beverages that are locally grown and made, organic, and nutritious has been on the rise in recent years, and many public gardens are recognizing the interest in and need for programming about these topics.
This guidebook was developed out of strong evidence that audience research can strengthen audience-building initiatives by helping institutions understand how to build meaningful connections with different groups.