We give thanks

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” ― William Arthur Ward Here at Honorcraft, we would like to take this moment in the giving season to recognize our clients and partners. We are grateful for, and inspired by, theRead More

Building your donor wall … and the bridge to your next campaign

Donor plaque interactive wall

Congratulations! You’ve completed a successful campaign. You’re now immersed in the vitally important recognition and stewardship activities that will help sustain your organization’s philanthropic momentum and build the foundation for future fundraising. Time to create an inspirational donor wall! Time? you may be thinking. Not nearly enough. You’re probably wonderingRead More

Wisdom Wednesday: How to Choose the Right Donor Wall System

Embarking on a donor wall project is a great time to be creative and channel your organization’s message and culture in a beautiful display. Before getting started on the design of the donor wall, it is important to consider what type of donor wall system you will need. Answer theRead 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

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

Categories: Design & Art

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

Categories: Awards, Design & Art

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…

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

Categories: Design & Art

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

New MBA Studio Named at Bentley University

Donnor's Beverly J. Myers and the late Herbert J. Myers

Generous supporters of Bentley University, Beverly J. Myers and the late Herbert J. Myers, made a commitment of $1.5 million dollars to support the new Bentley MBA. In recognition of this generous gift, Bentley created a beautiful custom plaque that honors the Myers’ legacy of giving. Bentley University MBA StudioRead More

Insights on Creating an Interactive Donor Wall

Interactive donor wall services at Northshore University

Last month the Digital Signage Signage Federation hosted a webinar to explore the system design, deployment, and overall budget for the integrated interactive donor wall at NorthShore University HealthSystem. NorthShore University HealthSystem Interactive Donor Wall The following professionals shared their prospectives: Tiffany Chiang, Director of Stewardship with the NorthShore University HealthSystem FoundationRead More

Donor Wall Display Systems

Magnetic system donor wall display

Before choosing a donor wall design, it is critical to understand whether donor names will need to be added or regularly updated. Most donor recognition requires at least some updating, even a specific campaign donor wall.   This blog post is intended to identify some of the different ways whichRead More

Blending the art and science of philanthropy

As I travel around the country performing recognition audits with our not-for-profit partners, I’m always impressed by the diverse and innovative ways in which people and organizations blend the very warm, human side of philanthropy with the ever-increasing need for data-driven strategy and decision-making. As director of Honorcraft’s  LegacyCurator™ service, IRead More

Three tips for a successful “Name a Seat” Campaign

Over the past 50 years, we have helped many clients develop and execute successful “Name a Seat” campaigns.  Universities and colleges often enjoy overwhelming support for named seats in athletic complexes and lecture halls.  And the program is a natural fit for theaters and opera houses.   Here are aRead More

Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital Highlights Its Heritage of Philanthropy

Philanthropic recognition wall at Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital

When Jeff Miller, CFRE signed on as Vice President for Philanthropy at Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital in Brockton, Massachusetts, he knew that the hospital – founded in 1896 – had a long, proud history of support from its community. One of his first initiatives was to turn a spotlight onRead More

Recognizing the Importance of Sustainability

Honor Craft Donor wall design services

An organization’s architecture is an expression of its values, as well as its brand and its mission and history. It’s no longer enough for every new capital project to be efficient, comfortable, and artful. All of our clients also want their new construction to be as green as possible. Honorcraft is proud toRead More

The Dubin Breast Center at Mount Sinai

Custom donor wall at Dubin Breast Center

Combine passion with knowledge, experience and empathy and you see a sincere individual who has a genuine concern for those diagnosed with breast cancer. That concern becomes obvious when witnessing the nurturing support and treatment that Eva Dubin strives for in the new Dubin Breast Center at Mount Sinai Medical CenterRead More

Custom Medallions – A Timeless Tradition.

Honor Craft plaque design medallions

Honorcraft is celebrating its 50 year anniversary in business and it reminds us of how we got started a half a century ago – creating custom medallions.  This spring we are inundated with requests for new custom dies.  Institutions, that have opted not to use an existing die for a coupleRead More