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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

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

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

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

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

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

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