Monthly Archives: April 2015

Go Eco-friendly with Donor Recognition on Earth Day!

We’re always looking for ways to be eco-friendly and good to Mother Earth. Here are some ideas for bringing that philosophy with you when creating donor recognition!  Tips for going green with donor recognition: 1.) Choose materials that will last Instead of replacing a plaque after a short period ofRead More

Congrats to USC’s Darla Moore School of Business!

Darla Moore School of Business donor honor wall

HONORCRAFT CLIENT RETAINS ITS POSITION AT #1 ON US NEWS & WORLD REPORT’S ROSTER OF BEST INTERNATIONAL MBA PROGRAMS We were thrilled to learn of the latest accolade earned by the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina! It’s an honor to be in such distinguishedRead More

How to Embark on a Donor Recognition Inventory in 4 Easy Steps


Honorcraft’s LegacyCuratorTM team is often on the road, developing comprehensive donor recognition archives for hospitals, universities, and other leading nonprofit organizations nationwide.  We’re also happy to offer complementary consultation for organizations that prefer to keep their inventory in-house. Here are some tips!   Prepare Remember the 5 Ps: proper preparationRead More

Great to see you at #AFPFC in Baltimore!

We had a great time at the AFP International Fundraising Conference in Baltimore this week! Didn’t get a chance to talk with Randy Smith, our Vice President of Mid Atlantic sales, at AFP? Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of assistance with any aspect ofRead More

Honoring a Lifetime Member at the NEAHP Conference

This week, we joined our friends from across New England in Hartford, CT for the New England Association of Healthcare Philanthropy Conference (NEAHP). One friend in particular, and an Honorcraft employee, received quite a special acknowledgement. Dan Milliman, Vice President of New England Sales at Honorcraft, was honored with aRead More

Wisdom Wednesday: Interactive Donor Walls

NorthShore Donor Recognition

Innovative nonprofit organizations are increasingly going interactive when it comes to donor recognition. Digital, interactive donor walls provide cost-effective agility in messaging and offer a personalized viewing experience that reflects the preferences of today’s information consumer. However, the rise of interactive does not signal the demise of the traditional donorRead More

7 Reasons You Need a Donor Recognition Inventory

An important donor from 10 years ago walks into a building on your campus and discovers that the plaque with his name on it is missing from the wall. He’s not happy, and calls you. And now you have an unhappy donor- one who might not give again. Keeping trackRead More

Unexpected Gift from an Unexpected Donor

A story surfaced this week that warmed our hearts in this frigid New England winter. A Vermont man, Ronald Read, bequeathed over $6 million to his local hospital and library. The gifts to the hospital and library were the largest single donations they’d ever received- but that’s not why thisRead More

Bravo to CASE DI award winners!

We were incredibly excited to join our friends at the CASE District I conference last week in snowy Boston! Honorcraft was delighted to be a bronze conference sponsor once again this year … and doubly pleased to once again craft the awards that were presented to the bright lights ofRead More

Snow Day Brainstorms Donor Wall Inspiration

If you find yourself out of the office on a snow day this winter (as the Honorcraft team did yesterday!) consider using your down time to create a donor recognition board on Pinterest! We love it when our nonprofit partners have great ideas about their next installation … and weRead More

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Thank You from Honorcraft 2014

thank you For every beautiful moment captured in these moments from 2014, there have been a hundred more … thanks to the extraordinary organizations with which we have had the privilege of partnering. happy new year

Happy New Year!

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Merry & Bright

 We wish you joy in your celebrations during this shining season … and we thank you for all you do to make philanthropy shine.

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Recognition Rocks Boston Music Awards

Custom Boston music award and recognition

Sunday night, Boston celebrated the best musicians and songwriters of the year at the annual Boston Music Awards at the Revere Hotel. Ruby Rose Fox, Female Vocalist of the Year, took the stage by storm and walked away with a piece of Honorcraft art to bring back to the studio.Read More

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Celebrate x 8!

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Wisdom Wednesday: Baby It’s Cold Outside!

Donor recognition display

Braving the elements with exterior donor recognition This week has brought snow squalls, high winds, and torrential rain to Honorcraft’s New England home base – following several weeks in which winter has laid brutal claim to communities throughout the United States. Honorcraft’s recognition experts are often asked about choosing materialsRead More

What Forever Means

On the day after Thanksgiving – a time when we are all immersed in tradition and memory — this intriguing article ran in The New York Times. While the circumstances at Lincoln Center are unique, the piece touches on a core donor recognition challenge that our LegacyCurator team routinely encounters…

Wisdom Wednesday: Donor Recognition FAQs and Solutions

Donor Recognition Wall

At Honorcraft, we – like you – work in a continuous cycle of planning and doing. While our artists are busy creating inspirational donor recognition pieces, our advisers are helping our client-partners envision, plan, and problem-solve. With this post, we introduce a new weekly feature that highlights FAQs and innovations…

Introducing our new logo & website!

New look. Classic values. This fall, we’re refreshing Honorcraft’s graphic identity. We’re launching our second half-century with a new logo that represents our commitment to leading-edge recognition, while reflecting the enduring values that formed and continue to drive our company. Our new logo incorporates a contemporary, stylized version of theRead More

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Congratulations! Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham Opens New Cancer Center and Surgical Pavilion

On Friday September 5, Honorcraft’s Jim Rapoport, Karen McNulty and Rebecca Jamison were thrilled to join more than 600 friends of BID-Needham in celebrating the opening of the new Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Center and Surgical Pavilion in Needham, a Boston suburb. The three-story facility will give patients access to…

The “Art of Healing” Through Donor Recognition

Thinking of Recognition as Art We are witnessing a healthcare revolution!  And I am not talking about the highly publicized and controversial healthcare reform legislation – but the widespread hospital design and facility upgrades.  Philanthropists have come to acknowledge the power of the “Art of Healing” and are heavily investing in newRead More

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A Night of Recognition

Outdoor recognition plaque

1865 Society Donor Recognition The most rewarding part of my job is participating in the process of recognizing donors.  I realize that is a fairly general statement and basically covers what I am fortunate enough to do on a daily basis.  However, there always seems to be those special momentsRead More

Cool Globes Come to Boston!

Cool Globes Come to Boston, philanthropic recognition

Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet, is a public art exhibition designed to raise awareness of solutions to climate change. Cool Globes has gone on the road across the United States from Washington DC to California to inspire individuals to implement simple solutions in their lives to fight global warming. OneRead More

Boston Park Named in Honor of Mayor Menino

Donor recognition in honor of Mayor Menino

Honorcraft was honored to create the recognition for the Mayor Thomas M. Menino Park which was dedicated on November 4, 2013. The universally accessible playground is the first of its kind in Boston, as it was designed to be used by children and adults of all abilities. From left toRead More