Boise Urban Garden School (BUGS) Board Development

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Boise Urban Garden School (BUGS)

Board Development & Planning

The Boise Urban Garden School (BUGS) is a specialized, inquiry-based education organization that utilizes an organic garden as the foundation for experiential based learning opportunities.

Shift Strategies assisted with the board development, visioning, strategic planning and establishing a documented operating structure as the organization hired its first paid executive director. Over the course of five years, the strategic plan was updated annually, long term direction was established and a capital campaign initiated with our guidance. The program eventually realized its long-term vision by establishing a partnership with the City of Boise, moving to a new and permanent location and expanding programming. BUGS, now in its fifteenth year of operations, is thriving in the community.

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“We worked with Beth and Shift Strategies for several years in the early stages of establishing a board of directors and programming/services for the Boise Urban Garden School (BUGS).  She assisted us with board development, strategic planning and operations.  Beth is a trusted partner whose ability to listen, facilitate and guide were invaluable in helping BUGS lay the foundation for our services, programs and community partnerships.”Deb Holleran / Board Member & former Board President / BUGS

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