Success Strategies for Donor Recognition Systems

In years past, the most a person who provided a cause with an endowment could expect in return was his name inscribed on a wall or perhaps even a small plaque bearing his name.  However, technological advancements and interest in creative architectural signage solutions has resulted in advances in donor recognition systems. The manifestation of these improvements is a virtually limitless number of options in how a company or organization can choose to build and apply features to an installation. Adhering to a few simple guidelines regarding the implementation of these systems will allow you to take advantage of these options in the best way possible.

Formulate the system with the sensibilities of your donors in mind

Although you may have already conceived of ways in which to construct an installation, you must first take into consideration the manner in which your contributors wish to be memorialized. If at all possible, involve them in the design process; after all, they are the motivation for the project, and any stated desires that they may express should be honored before any plans are actualized. Assuming, then, that you are free to sculpt the display to your liking, still proceed carefully with respect to their sensibilities. Ultimately, the purpose of a donor wall is to pay tribute to an individual or a group of people, and any failure on your part to do so will be apparent in the final product.

Ensure that the display represents your operation’s mission statement

Selecting a suitable theme to best reflect the goals and ideals of your venture is the next step in the formation of a donor recognition system. Begin by creating a rough concept for the display that takes into account practical generalities like size and color before attempting to concentrate on intricate details. From there, more minute concerns like measurement and dimensional relativity can be addressed. An example of a subject-appropriate theme would be a company that specializes in producing musical instruments creating a keyboard display that incorporates the names of donors onto alternating black-and-white tiles. In addition to including aspects of your business into the general shape of the system, you should embrace building materials that enhance your company’s reputation within its field. For instance, a tech-based firm would obviously do well to integrate cutting-edge technology into an interactive multimedia display.

Preserve the elegance of the display’s surroundings

While it certainly should remain the focal point of the area in which it is placed, a donor recognition system must also complement its natural surroundings. For more information about our services and how ASI can help you with your donor recognition needs, please click here.

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