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IMP360: Interpretive Master Planning from Every Angle

As public gardens become increasingly focused on visitor experience, the story they tell about themselves—and the way gardens use this story to engage their stakeholders—is more important than ever.

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7/9/19
Fundraising Communications Toolkit for Board Members

The purpose of a fundraising communications toolkit for board members is to provide them with the “tools” that they need to effectively raise funds for your organization.

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3/18/19
BGCI Technical Review: The economic, social and environmental impacts of botanic gardens

For the purposes of this study, we have broadly categorised the results of the activities of botanic gardens into economic, social and environmental impacts.

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9/26/18
Smithsonian Gardens Exhibition Series 2019-2020: Interpretive Master Plan

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.

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9/13/18
Building Your Base for a Capital Campaign

Sarah P. Duke Gardens and Atlanta Botanical Garden have engaged in successful capital campaigns to grow their gardens. Learn how to build and think creatively about a robust capital campaign from their successes and lessons learned.

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6/19/18
Leading Change

This presentation from the 2018 Small Gardens Symposium presented by Shane Smith, Director of Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, will cover how to enlist community support, work with elected officials and volunteers to bring a grand vision into reality. 

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1/18/18
Preparing Venues and Large Events for Severe Weather

This presentation from NOAA provides examples of severe weather events and what was done to prevent harm and get people to safety.

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11/8/17
Fusing Seasonal Display Planning with Garden-wide Approaches and Programming

In this multi-speaker presentation, we will discuss how to create a seasonal horticultural display throughout an institution.

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7/9/17
Successful IMLS Grants: A Tale of Three Gardens

The Institute of Museum and Library Services offers a variety of grants that are great resources for public gardens.

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7/9/17
Millennials Engaging Millennials through Social Media Marketing

Social media is an important element of marketing to Millennials. However, some public gardens lack a strategic social media plan and those with a plan may lack confidence in its efficacy.

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7/9/17

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