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Museums and Cultural Institutions: Framing the Impact of COVID-19 Relief

Like many institutions, museums continue to face uncertainty as the COVID-19 pandemic persists. Raffa – Marcum’s Nonprofit & Social Sector Group understands that organizations are eager to paint a picture of the impact of evolving Federal and state...

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2/5/21
Reflecting on 2020: Navigating the Trials, Triumphs & Transformation of Cultural Organizations in the Pandemic Era

2020 has been a challenging and transformative year for the cultural sector. When museums first closed their doors in March, no one could have predicted the profound era of disruption and change the COVID-19 pandemic would usher in for cultural...

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12/16/20
Reopening the Workplace

In post-Covid-19 lockdown, organizations will need to be prepared to reopen their workplaces and provide a safe working environment for their employees. ArcGIS Indoors allows them to visualize indoor location data and identify potential risks, comply...

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12/4/20
Conversation: COVID-19’s Effect on Public Gardens and Arboreta

The COVID-19 pandemic hit public gardens and arboreta in a variety of ways. Many institutions had to shut down entirely. Most retained skeleton crews onsite to maintain plants, though no visitors would be able to appreciate them. Others, like the...

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10/7/20
Botanical Gardens in a Time of Crisis: Targeted Results from a National Study of Attenders and the Public

Soon after coronavirus started spreading in the United States, Slover Linett and LaPlaca Cohen collaborated to launch a large-scale audience research study to help inform decision making in arts and culture organizations, including public gardens. The...

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10/7/20
Reimagining Individual Giving During and Beyond COVID-19

Historically, in the U.S., individual giving has been the biggest source of private giving. According to Giving USA, “American individuals, bequests, foundations, and corporations gave an estimated $449.64 billion to U.S. charities in 2019” and...

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9/18/20
Storytelling in the Age of COVID-19

Strategic storytelling is the most powerful tool an organization can use to connect with potential funders and inspire philanthropic giving. The ability to tell a unique, emotional story in order to stand out from the crowd has become critical to ...

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9/18/20
Analyzing Trends Around Mental Health, Race, and COVID 19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has brought attention to the inadequacies of the U.S. health care, education, and labor systems that adversely affect people of color. Join us to learn from a panel of experts about trends around mental health, race, and...

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8/27/20
Moving To Virtual Programs: A Discussion with Natural Resource Professionals

As COVID-19 spreads throughout the United States, organizations are having to quickly adjust and adapt to the rapidly changing guidance and restrictions placed upon businesses, communities, and individuals in the state. For many organizations,...

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8/13/20
Raising Funds in the COVID-19 Era

Join our virtual panel where you will hear from nonprofit leaders at the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), the American Red Cross, the Community Foundation of the Ozarks (CFO), and Candid that have experience mobilizing funds during moments of...

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7/30/20
Community Foundations as a COVID-19 Resource: How to Leverage Donor-Advised Funds

Community foundations play a key role in the development of local communities. The San Francisco Foundation, the Denver Foundation, and Candid discuss how their donor-advised funds (DAFs) are creating a positive impact in their communities. The...

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7/30/20
Addressing Challenges and Growing Opportunities for the Forestry Sector in 2020

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Georgia Forestry Association (GFA) is focused on providing long term value to forestry investments in the state and the nation. GFA President & CEO Andres Villegas provides an update on the economic and...

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7/9/20
The Science and Practice of Managing Forests in Cities

The past few months have highlighted the importance of parks and nature in cities. Urban natural areas are critical as refugia, protecting biodiversity and mitigating the impacts of climate change all while contributing to the health and wellbeing of...

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6/30/20
COVID-19 & Sustainability Discussion: Recap & Reflection

This group discussion, facilitated by AASHE’s Executive Director, Meghan Fay Zahniser, was guided by these questions:

  • How are you continuing to make progress during this challenging time?
  • What additional resources have been
  • ...
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6/24/20
Natural Start COVID Forum: Planning for Reopening

This is a clip from Natural Start's COVID-19 Forum focused on plans for reopening nature-based early childhood programs. Megan Gessler of The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL, shares her program's plans for reopening.

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6/24/20
Centering Equity in EE's COVID Response with Angela Park

Angela Park discusses ways to center equity in Environmental Education amid the response to COVID19.

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6/23/20
Arts & Exhibitions Town Hall: Challenges and Opportunities of Exhibits During COVID-19

This Town Hall covers the challenges and opportunities of exhibits in a COVID-19 world. Guest speaker is Dr. V. Ann Tippett, Executive Director of the Schiele Natural History Museum in Gastonia, NC. The Schiele mirrors much of the diversity of our...

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6/12/20
SBA Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Issues for Museums and Libraries

IMLS hosted SBA Economic Development Coordinator Noah Brod to review the range of issues addressed in the SBA’s most recent Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) guidance primarily focused on loan forgiveness issues. Mr. Brod discussed these issues with an...

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6/12/20
Membership Marketing, Audience Shifts & Community Engagement after Coronavirus

After almost two months of coronavirus closures, many museums and cultural organizations are preparing to welcome visitors and members back. However, while organizations may be reopening, many are doing so in a graduated way and facing new challenges....

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6/10/20
Virtual Memberships: Creating Digital Benefits & Virtual Access for Members

During the past several months of coronavirus closures, many museums and cultural organizations have pioneered new digital content to keep their members and visitors engaged during these unprecedented closures. Many members have responded so positively...

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6/10/20

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