Back to the Future

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BACK TO THE FUTURE: Engaging Emerging Professionals in Your Garden Teniqua Broughton Executive Director, Act One Foundation Trustee, Desert Botanical Garden Andrea Nickrent Graphic Designer & Donor Communications Coordinator Missouri Botanical Garden Lauren Svorinic Individual Giving Associate Desert Botanical Garden

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Emerging Professionals The WHO , WHAT, WHEN, WHERE & WHY What are our assumptions?

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Emerging Professionals The WHO , WHAT, WHEN, WHERE & WHY The “FACTS” Part of Generation Y Born 1980 – 2000 Currently ages 13 – 33 Gen Y is 40% larger than Gen X 50% of the global population is currently under 30 40 – 50 million Gen Y- ers are already in the workforce in the United States Gen Y = Millennials (18+)

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Emerging Professionals The WHO , WHAT, WHEN, WHERE & WHY The “FACTS” 1 in 5 are married (23%) 1 in 3 are parents (34%) On course to be the most educated generation 54% live in suburbs; 14% live in rural areas Send an average of 20+ text messages a day 75% have a social networking profile 77% have smartphones

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Emerging Professionals The WHO , WHAT, WHEN, WHERE & WHY Do we want them? YES! We want them & we need them. Diversity : Engage future & build capacity Volunteerism : 63% gave their time in 2012 Philanthropy : 75% donated to a cause in 2012 Environmentalism : 21% concerned about the environment Promoter : 57% rely on peer recommendations (online)

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History of Emerging Leaders at the Desert Botanical Garden 2006-11 Strategic Plan: Who is the next generation of Garden stewards? 2008: Board of Trustees add emerging leader Leads the Garden’s emerging professionals effort Develops Leadership Team Online surveys and focus groups Research, research, research! November 2010: Launch of the Monarch Society! 2010-11: Pilot year of the Monarch Society membership 2012-13: First public year & launch of Monarch Council

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Monarch Society a Garden Membership for Emerging Professionals Core Attributes EXCLUSIVITY: Access to events & experiences NETWORKING: Unique social & networking opportunities ENGAGEMENT: Civic engagement & volunteerism MISSION-DRIVEN: Activities highlight the Garden’s mission Tangible Benefits Garden membership benefits (free admission, discounts, etc) Four exclusive events annually Volunteer opportunities

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Monarch Society a Garden Membership for Emerging Professionals Events Change annually based on Garden programming Examples of Monarch events include: Beer, Burgers & Brian Take Flight! Smartphone Photography

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Monarch Society Volunteer Support Membership & Outreach Committee Introduced in August 2013 Committee Chair; 2 yr term Five members, currently Comprised of current Monarch Society members Provide guidance, feedback & outreach support

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Monarch Council The Next Level of Leadership Launched in August 2012 Board appointment committee Council Chair, also member of Board of Trustees Eight members, currently Members appointed; no application Participation in Dinner on the Desert (annual gala) Giving of their time, talents & treasures $1,000 contribution annually Leadership & volunteerism

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Monarch Council The Next Level of Leadership Participation on Garden committees Assigned on interest, need & skills Engage in Garden initiatives 75 th Anniversary APGA volunteerism Other duties: Encouraged to attend Monarch Society events Support Monarch Society members Act as Garden ambassadors Formal meetings bi-monthly

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Young Friends of the Missouri Botanical Garden Started in 2008 Open to anyone in their 20s, 30s, early 40s Fill out our survey, become a Young Friend! Garden membership is not required special member pricing for events Led by the Young Friends Council

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Young Friends of the Missouri Botanical Garden Three events per year Trivia Night—Garden Style Tulip Trot 5K Fest-of-Ale All event proceeds benefit a specific cause 2013: restoration of the Garden’s wall 2014–2018: Children’s Garden general operating

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Young Friends Council of the Missouri Botanical Garden 40 person Council (recently expanded) résumé submission process diverse professional backgrounds may serve up to 3 consecutive 2-year terms ambassadors for the Garden must maintain a current Garden membership expected to attend/volunteer at events expected to attend Council meetings expected to make additional donations

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Young Friends Council Alumni of the Missouri Botanical Garden Open to previous Council members only “All of the fun, without the commitment!” Allows volunteer to stay engaged Alumni can attend meetings and volunteer receive all meeting minutes may not serve on subcommittees

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Emerging Professionals So, you want to start a “young professionals” program? It’s a marathon, NOT a sprint! Think about long term engagements and benefits Manage expectations & plan accordingly Leadership support & advocates Senior Leaders, Board Members, Volunteers, etc. Ask the hard questions! Who are your constituents? What model works for your garden? Analyze staffing and budget needs Recruiting and managing volunteers Managing program growth and assessment Events and engagement tools

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Emerging Professionals So, you want to start a “young professionals” program? Be relevant Keep a pulse on changing wants and needs Understand who else is vying for their attention Embrace change when needed Be adaptable Systems for gathering and analyzing program success Don’t be “married” to the plan Allow time and autonomy for learning and growth Be genuine Develop authentic relationships Transparency – report on how their support is used Don’t assume emerging leaders offer a “quick fix”

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Back to the Future: Engaging Emerging Professionals in Your Garden Thank you! Questions? “ Millenials : A Portrait of Generation Next." Pew Researsh Center . Pew Research Center, February 2010. pewresearch.org/ millennials /. “2012 Millenial Impact Report." Achieve and Johnson, Grossnickle & Associates . themillennialimpact.com/research-2012.

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