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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
Unconventional Ways to Generate Revenue and Impact the Bottom Line!

Beyond gift shops, wedding rentals, and one-off plant sales, every garden has unique assets that could be leveraged to achieve the institutional mission and creatively generate revenue for the organization or reduce expenses. Identifying those assets...

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7/9/19
Growing Smarter, Not Harder: Managing Growth in a Changing World

Growth is vital for any organization to be successful but many institutions do not strategically plan how, why, and where they invest resources to grow strategically. Whether large or small, managing your growth is critical to make sure your garden's...

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7/9/19
The Business of Native Plants: Generating Revenue through Creative Garden Enterprises

Native plant, pollinator, and habitat issues are growing more popular among the visiting public each year, but does this translate more broadly into increased nursery sales? With ecological testing ongoing to determine differences in habitat value...

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7/9/19

 

 
Lessons Learned on Integrating Water Quality and Nature‐based Approaches into Hazard Mitigation Plans

This webcast will look at two completed pilot projects that have successfully integrated watershed planning, green infrastructure practices and source water protection into FEMA hazard mitigation plans. Learn about how these communities are sharing the...

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3/25/19
Grow Your Corporate Support

Learn ways to identify, cultivate, and steward corporate and business partnerships. Win donor support by leveraging the things most important to them. Walk away with materials from two gardens sharing their sponsorship opportunities, corporate giving...

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3/13/19
Room to Grow: A Field Guide to Maximizing Earned Revenue

Did you miss the Finance & Operations Symposium in March? A few of the symposium speakers brought their earned revenue focus presentations to the annual conference. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to learn more. 

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6/22/18
New Botanical Gardens: Balancing Growth and Innovation

Learn about new botanical gardens projects under development in Fort Collins, Pittsburgh, and Santa Fe, cities of diverse populations, geographic regions, and cultural histories. Executive Directors from these institutions will discuss strategies for...

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6/21/18
CRM, POS, OMG! Navigating Data and Systems to Realize Your Institution’s Fuller Potential

We are living in a day and age where big data is discussed in every newspaper, trade publication, or blog we read. Public gardens need to connect more with our customers, deepen loyalty, and generate more earned revenue. But how? This 60-minute, multi-...

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6/20/18
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. Examples of funded projects and valuable tips for conceptualizing, writing, and submitting...

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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. This presentation...

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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. We will highlight projects that were instrumental in creating...

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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. The grant application process can be rigorous, and managing grant projects successfully requires careful planning and resource...

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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. There are many options to choose from,...

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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. The program was not able to support future growth, had capacity challenges, no distinction in benefits, and was...

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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. Three institutions have tackled this challenge in recent years and will discuss how they brought in large collections, some with...

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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. Achieving these seemingly opposed goals requires a wide variety of approaches, including partnerships, creative...

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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? It...

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2/27/17

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