Leadership_Civic Engagement Through Gentle Convincement

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Published on July 16, 2014

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Civic Engagement through Gentle Convincement A Public Garden’s Reach Should (and Can) Exceed its Grasp : Civic Engagement through Gentle Convincement A Public Garden’s Reach Should (and Can) Exceed its Grasp American Public Gardens Association Everyday Magic Conference June 25, 2014 Randee Humphrey, Director of Education Don Williamson Photo PowerPoint Presentation: The Garden’s mission is education. Our passion is connecting people and plants to improve our community. PowerPoint Presentation: How does a public garden with a desire for increased civic engagement but limited resources use its leverage and leadership to help transform the urban landscape? PowerPoint Presentation: Lewis Ginter Lakeside Wheel Club PowerPoint Presentation: Grace Arents Bloemendaal Farm 1920 PowerPoint Presentation: City of Richmond owns 72 of the Garden’s 82 acres All historic buildings And the City provides 1/5 of our Board members No funding http://storycorps.org/the-beauty-of-upholding-a-will/: http ://storycorps.org/the-beauty-of-upholding-a-will/ PowerPoint Presentation: Nearly $50 M invested in campus improvements 1984-2014 PowerPoint Presentation: http://www.publicgardens.org/content/imls-vcu-apga PowerPoint Presentation: Guiding Criteria for Partnership Formation Reflects the Garden’s core mission, vision, and values Collaboration is flexible and sustainable, and recognizes the value of multiple assets, not just financial Offers opportunities to educate the public Enhances the Garden’s existing relationships Partner shares desire and willingness to effect change and is committed to sustaining the project Cost effective use of resources, with both tangible and intangible return on investment Encourages volunteer engagement Provides visibility for the Garden and its partner T he Garden maintains its independence and autonomy, avoiding partnerships that may be politically charged Offers diverse fundraising opportunities , with probability of early success that helps attract investment PowerPoint Presentation: Community Kitchen Garden PowerPoint Presentation: Inspired by The Daffodil Project in NYC, Capital Trees led four local garden clubs in phase one of “Daffodils on Dock Street” along the canal in downtown RVA, November 2013 PowerPoint Presentation: Enabling Environment Innovative Model for Community Based Beautification Neighborhood & Community Pride Campaign Interactive Website Green Map Social Media Launch & Succeed Project Management Design Experts Onsite Oversight Community Toolkit Sustain & Maintain Civic Horticulture Training Volunteers Landscape Maintenance Enlist & Engage Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden VCU Sustainable Communities Institute GroundworkRVA City Sustainability Office Beautiful RVA Coalition 65+ Organizations Key Collaborative Partners PowerPoint Presentation: Venture Richmond’s Botanical Makeover of the RVA Arts District, October 2013 PowerPoint Presentation: Jesse Peters Photo PowerPoint Presentation: Remain true to your mission and vision Identify internal + external champions Lean into your natural leadership role Find early successes + quantify them Offer the table, don’t just be at it Be willing to take reasonable risks Enjoy the unexpected mash-up of ideas Show funders you mean business Don Williamson Photo

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