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Playing Your Part: An Orchestra's Guide to Public Policy Advocacy

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. You can be an advocate for...

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1/18/18
Exploring Culinary Arts Programs at Public Horticulture Institutions

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. Public...

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12/4/17
Taking Out the Guesswork: A Guide to Using Research to Build Arts Audiences

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. Based on work with a diverse set of...

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11/7/17
Let's Talk Communities & Climate

This guide features research-proven practices for successful climate communication and can play a vital role in every community leader’s tool kit. From talking points to counterpoints, “dos” and “don’ts,” proven steps to create your own custom message...

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11/6/17
Mental Health and Our Changing Climate: Impacts, Implications, and Guidance

To help increase awareness of these challenges and to address them, the American Psychological Association and ecoAmerica sponsored this report, Mental Health and Our Changing Climate: Impacts, Implications, and Guidance. This is an updated and...

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11/6/17
Let's Talk Climate: Messages to Motivate U.S. Latinos

Climate change is not a new issue for Latinos living in the United States. Many Latino leaders have provided leadership on climate, and organizations are working to engage Latinos in solutions. Latino climate leadership is accelerating, but further ...

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11/6/17
The Future of Museums-2040

For the November/December 2017 issue of Museum magazine, Elizabeth Merritt, director of the Alliance’s Center for the Future of Museums, invited contributors to explore one specific future that might result from existing limits and challenges playing...

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11/3/17
Association Advocacy Policy

Emerging public policy debates or proposed regulations, legislation, initiatives or other policies may affect the Association’s mission. Learn about the Association's advocacy role by using the conditions and procedures found in this document. 

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10/26/17
Integrated Science and Art Education for Creative Climate change Communication

An interdisciplinary field trip to a remote marine lab joined graduate students from fine arts and natural resource science departments to think creatively about the topic of climate change and science communication. We followed a learning cycle...

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10/23/17
A New Approach to Conservation: Using Community Empowerment for Sustainable Well-being

The global environmental conservation community recognizes that the participation of local communities is essential for the success of conservation initiatives; however, much work remains to be done on how to integrate conservation and human...

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10/23/17
Environmental Education: A Brief Guide for U.S. Grantmakers

Achieving a bright future for people and the planet requires addressing a host of current environmental challenges, while developing strategies and skills to address new ones that can emerge quickly and unpredictably. As grantmakers search for...

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9/6/17
Holocaust Survivors and War Veterans: Unique Rehabilitation Programs for Socially Aware Gardens

Jerusalem Botanical Gardens has pioneered a change in the role public gardens play in their community. A large part of their social programming is dedicated to rehabilitation programs for demographics that are specific to the geographical location:...

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7/7/17
The role of botanic gardens in the twenty-first century

Sarada Krishnan (Denver Botanic Gardens) and Ari Novy (the United States Botanic Garden) recently teamed up to write and publish an article on "The role of botanic gardens in the twenty-first century", providing a contemporary roadmap and guidance for...

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4/3/17
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
New York Botanical Garden Collections Master Plan Collection Development Worksheet

This document contains the Collection Development Worksheet for the New York Botanical Garden Collections Master Plan. 

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11/4/15
Tower Hill Plant Collections Policy

The purpose of the Tower Hill Plant Collections Policy is to guide the development and management of the Plant Collections of the Tower Hill Botanic Garden and to help achieve the purpose of the Worcester County...

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11/4/15
The Role of Public Gardens in Sustainable Community Development

This project directly addresses that gap in the public gardens’ knowledge of how to embed their unique expertise into the broader agenda of sustainable community development. It carefully records the choices confronting gardens and communities from the...

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10/30/15
Types of Volunteer Recognition given by Public Gardens

This list contains various types of recognition given to volunteers by American Public Gardens Association member gardens.  This information was gathered through the Association Volunteer Engagement Professional Section. 

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10/26/15
Volunteer Tracking Software Recommendations

This list contains recommended volunteer tracking software, as provided by the American Public Gardens Association Volunteer Professional Section members. 

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10/26/15
Supporting Excellence in Volunteer Management

Be the leader who empowers your organization to have the best volunteer engagement possible: What does your organization need to be successful?

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10/26/15

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