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Having a board with diverse perspectives is critically important. Each person will bring his or her own personal and professional contacts and life experiences to their service on a nonprofit board.
This resource developed by the 2018-2019 Longwood Fellows cohort provides a framework that senior-level leaders can use to assess their organizations.
These documents help address the following questions/topics to help those gardens in need of developing best practices for working with and recruiting your board:
As the demographics of the United States grow more diverse, nonprofits are challenged to engage all constituents in order to remain relevant and financially sustainable as they plan for the future.
Public gardens are in dire need of emerging professional horticulturists.The lack of people of color in public horticulture means the profession is missing out on a large segment of the nation’s talent and valuable perspectives and contributions to the
Learn about new botanical gardens projects under development in Fort Collins, Pittsburgh, and Santa Fe, cities of diverse populations, geographic regions, and cultural histories.
Prior research has demonstrated that CEOs learn privileged information from their social connections. Going beyond the importance of the number of social ties in a CEO's social network, this paper studies the value generated from a di
This presentation from the 2018 Small Gardens Symposium will give you the tools, procedures, and an exercise to help you build the diversity and strength you need to create a strong and effective Board of Directors.
Granting ownership and autonomy instills a sense of pride and generates institutional loyalty among staff members.