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So What? - Using Interpretive Themes to Improve All Aspects of Visitor Experience

A strong interpretive theme statement provides a clear big idea and the "so what" message that can help deepen visitor experience. Interpretive themes are typically used for signage projects and programming, but they can be used for so much more.

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10/22/20
Behind The Scenes: 2020 Annual Conference

Pivoting from in-person to virtual events is never easy, especially when a pandemic is the root cause of the shift.

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10/12/20
New guidance for tracking long-term tree survival, growth, and health

Field monitoring of urban trees is essential to learn how urban forests change over time. Many arborists and urban forest managers worldwide seek to understand how their tree systems are faring in terms of growth, health, and mortality. The Urban Tree G

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9/28/20
Education Community Town Hall: Pivoting School Field Trips

While many public gardens are open for visitors, many schools started the fall teaching remotely or having limited in-school time. Educators are thinking of and creating ways to continue to serve school groups amidst the ongoing pandemic.

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9/25/20
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.

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9/18/20
In Her Shoes: Stories, Insights & Perspectives from Women of Color in Philanthropy

The Soul of Philanthropy Cleveland in partnership with Candid Midwest is hosting “In Her Shoes – Stories, Insights, and Perspectives from Women of Color.

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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.

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9/18/20
Designing Equity-Centered Organizational Values

Organizational values guide the ways in which organizations commit to showing up in the world.

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9/18/20
Virtual IDEA Cafe 2020

Hosted by the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee with special guests Anna Brunner, Senior Equity and Justice Coordinator for the National Wildlife Federation and Abra Lee, 2020 Longwood Fellow.

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7/29/20
The Science and Practice of Managing Forests in Cities

The past few months have highlighted the importance of parks and nature in cities.

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6/30/20

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