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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
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. However, a deeper goal focuses on the developmental...

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10/26/15
Keeping Volunteers Connected

Keeping volunteers connected to your organization takes more than a chart of gold stars. All types of people volunteer and there may not be a one-size-fits-all way to recognize their contributions.

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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. Instead, think of it as a set of guidelines to help employees understand the issues and...

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10/26/15

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