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Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant Opportunities

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) program staff provide information and resources on this federal agency and the grant opportunities it offers.

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6/19/18
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
More Than Souvenirs: The Role and Benefits of a Retail Program

This presentation focuses on tools to review and assess the financial capability of a retail program through a case study of Filoli Center's garden shop. 

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6/15/18
From Pumpkins to Progress: Using Food Production and Agri-tourism to Enhance Financial Sustainability

Finding additional resources for food programs can be a daunting project. This session will highlight several approaches from agricultural experts to create/expand this type of programming.

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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
Living in a Digital World: Digital Marketing Options for All Gardens

Each Garden has a geographic, demographic, and behavioral footprint they want to focus on. Going digital has made this process easier, more exact, and provided more reliable tools to track return on investment.

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7/9/17
Change Ahead: How Two Gardens Revamped Their Membership Programs

Learn how two gardens evolved their membership programs in 2016. Longwood Gardens originally launched their membership program in 2007.

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7/9/17
Accepting and Embracing Plant Collection Donations

Presenters will discuss the challenges, opportunities, and benefits of accepting large plant-collection donations.

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7/9/17
Pricing and Planning Continuing Education Programs

Continuing education staff are often charged with increasing audience reach while simultaneously generating revenue for their institution.

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7/9/17
The Role of the CEO in Fundraising

Fundraising is a team sport. What is the role of the Executive Director in fundraising? How does s/he engage the appropriate key players, the chief development officer and other development professionals, in building a highly effective partnership?

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2/27/17

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