Celebrating Signature Health in Brockton

Yesterday was a perfect warm autumn day to celebrate. Driving up to Signature Health’s new Cancer Center was on full-display evoking joy and success. A large tent with colorful mums, pumpkins, an upbeat band playing music and community members walking towards the new beacon. The Honorcraft team was so excited…

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

Happy Mother’s Day

Footprints to the Future

Happy Mother’s Day! Here at Honorcraft, we are taking a moment to recognize all mothers, to say thank you for their love, support and commitment. We are especially proud of being part of a recognition project that not only supports and celebrates the birth of a new baby but alsoRead More

Congrats to Villanova Wildcats!

villanova donor plaques

Congrats to Villanova Wildcats! What an amazing night for Villanova University!  With Kris Jenkins’ game-winning buzzer beater, the Wildcats claimed the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship! Here at Honorcraft we couldn’t be happier for our client, Villanova University.  What an amazing accomplishment!  We are so delighted and grateful for the opportunity weRead 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

3 Trends in Donor Recognition

Access Carroll custom awards and recognition

Philanthropy moves fast, and we understand it’s hard to keep up! Honorcraft works in collaboration with clients across the country, and we’ve noticed some donor recognition trends that have become increasingly popular. 1.) Technology Interactive components can add an engaging visual to your display. Creating a display with both interactiveRead More

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

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

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

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…

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

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