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Second Generation Volunteer Administration - Moving from Transaction to Transformative Volunteer Learning Environments

Volunteer resource managers are primarily charged with oversight of transactions or tasks conducted by their volunteer force for the improvement of social, economic, or environmental conditions. However, a deeper goal focuses on the developmental...

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Keeping Volunteers Connected

Keeping volunteers connected to your organization takes more than a chart of gold stars. All types of people volunteer and there may not be a one-size-fits-all way to recognize their contributions.

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Guide to the GSPC - Global Strategy for Plant Conservation - All the Targets, Objectives and Facts

The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation includes five objectives and 16 targets for plant conservation to be achieved by 2020. The aim of this Guide is to introduce the objectives and targets, providing background information explaining the need for...

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The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation: 2011-2020
The adoption of a Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) by the Convention on Biological Diversity in 2002 marked an important advance in raising awareness of the threats faced by plants worldwide, as well as providing, for the first time, a...
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Strengthening the Conservation Value of Ex Situ Tree Collections

With 10% of trees (>8,000 species) threatened with extinction there is an urgent need for botanical gardens to protect threatened trees in dedicated conservation collections. Species conservation is mentioned in the mission statements of most major...

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Education & Interpretation Books of Interest

Interpretive Planning, The 5-M Model for Successful Planning Projects
Author: Lisa Brochu
ISBN: 1-879931-12-5

 

Management of Interpretive Sites
Developing Sustainable Operations

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Green Education Foundation Institute

GEF Institute was established to meet the increasing global market demand for sustainability education and training. The Institute develops state-of-the art online courses in sustainability concepts for use by corporations, K-12 schools, colleges and...

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Life Lab

Drawing on over thirty-five years of work with young people in gardens, Life Lab, a nonprofit organization, has emerged as a national leader in the garden-based learning movement. Through workshops and consultations, we have provided tens of thousands...

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National Association for Interpretation

The National Association for Interpretation (NAI) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit professional organization dedicated to advancing the profession of heritage interpretation, currently serving about 5,000 members in the United States, Canada, and over...

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2013 Marketing & Communications Section Survey Results

A survey was distributed to American Public Gardens Association members who attended the American Public Gardens Association Marketing and Communications Section luncheon at the 2013 conference, using a list generated at that meeting. The survey...

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Garden Writers Association

Garden Writers Association (GWA) is the non-profit association that provides leadership and opportunities for education, recognition, career development and a forum for diverse interactions for professionals in the field of gardening communications.

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Public Relations Society of America

The Public Relations Society of America, based in New York City, is the world's largest organization for public relations professionals. The Society has nearly 32,000 professional and student members. PRSA is organized into more than 100 Chapters...

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American Marketing Association

The American Marketing Association, one of the largest professional associations for marketers, has 38,000 members worldwide in every area of marketing. For over six decades the AMA has been an essential resource providing relevant marketing...

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Cyber Security and Privacy

With the enormous amount of sensitive information stored digitally, public garden’s need to take proper measures to ensure this data is never comprised. Ultimately, it is the public garden’s responsibility to protect their patrons’ data. Understanding...

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Social Media Policies

When you start thinking about your social media policy, don’t think of it as a punitive document that outlines a framework for disciplining various infractions. Instead, think of it as a set of guidelines to help employees understand the issues and...

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Cyber Risks and Liabilities

A data breach can directly affect your relationship with your customers or clients. They may not feel safe doing business with you anymore, and you must be prepared to prevent that.

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