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

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

Preparation_LegacyCurator

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

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

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…

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…

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

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

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