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

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

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

LegacyCurator, a Donor Recognition Audit

Donor recognition plaques

Managing donor recognition can be tedious. At the very least, it is a time-consuming task.  Making certain that every donor is recognized respectfully, with dignity and fairness can be a full time job.  Many of our clients have come to us asking for help. Questions such as, “Did we make…

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

Donor Recognition Audits – To do or not to do… internally?

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So you have recognized the need for conducting a Donor Recognition Audit.  You are about to begin a new campaign and want to have all donor prospects lined up.  Or you are in the middle of facility construction and need to make certain no plaques are lost or misplaced inRead 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