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Member Affinity Programs

American Public Gardens Association participates in a number of primary affinity programs that are available to all Association members. 

1. Discounted rates on Blackbaud software

Blackbaud will provide a 3% discount on the first year license of the Blackbaud Altru to current Association Institutional members. Altru is simply a better, more efficient way to cultivate donors, sell and schedule programs, manager your earned and contributed revenue, and focus constituents on your mission.

Learn More about Blackbaud and how they can help your garden

2. Free GIS software from ESRI

Esri (Environmental Systems Research Institute) will provide free software ($100 setup fee applies) and discounted training to current APGA Institutional members that wish to develop GIS capabilities for managing horticultural information. This program supports the integration of ArcGIS technology for plant management, conservation, research, and educational activities.

Learn more about the American Public Gardens Association / ESRI Partnership

3. Free Association of Fundraising Professionals webinars

AFP provides a series of fundraising webinars to current APGA members throughout the year. All webinars (live & archived) are free with a discount code. Contact the Association at to get this code.

View the 2015 webinar calendar here - approved for CFRE Continuing Education Credits!

View the 2016 webinar calendar here - approved for CFRE Continuing Education Credits!

To register, visit the AFP website.

Can't make it? Members can access past AFP webinars for FREE anytime. Simply click here to select the webinar you wish to view, and enter the discount code during checkout.

4. Discounted rates on BHS (Berends Hendricks Stuit) Insurance garden-specific services

BHS Insurance creates risk management & insurance programs that are specially tailored to the needs of public gardens. These highly customized programs and services are priced specially for current APGA Institutional members. As a Preferred Partner of the Association, BHS Insurance can identify potential exposures and implement strategic plans to reduce injury and damage.

Learn more about BHS and how they can help your garden

5. Better Homes & Gardens free magazine subscription for your garden constituents

This FREE benefit provides current APGA member institutions with the opportunity to offer Better Homes and Gardens magazine subscriptions to their new and renewing members and to all staff, volunteers, and board members. Offer valid in the United States and Canada.

Learn more about the Better Homes & Gardens Magazine Subscription Program here