American Public Gardens Association
2019 Conference
Washington D.C. June 17-21, 2019

From Zero to Millions: Creating a Community of Support at the Portland Japanese Garden
Event Type: 
Making Friends, Making Money
Date / Time: 
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:15am to 11:45am
Executive Room
S. Bloom, Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, Oregon
Pre-Registration Required: 

In 2005, the new CEO of the Portland Japanese Garden wrote the first check for a giving circle to support the Garden, galvanizing a non-giving Board into new roles as generous givers and ardent ambassadors. By creating and nurturing relationships in their local community, nationally, and around the world, they were able to build the $37,000,000 expansion at the Portland Japanese Garden and elevate appreciation of the global role of Japanese gardens. Attendees of this session will gain inspiration and take lessons from the experiences and learnings of the Portland Japanese Garden to apply to their organization to take it to the next level.