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Recognizing Achievement and Tenure

Date: October 15, 2017 Author: presenv Categories: Blog

Often, organizations are so focused on recognizing giving and philanthropy, that they are slow in recognizing internal teams and individuals. These employees, volunteers, staff & leaders have helped advance the cause, and have given of themselves – time, energy and effort. Yes, employee of the month awards are common – and that’s part of the problem. They are routine, and the recognition is fleeting. Annual awards begin to shift in the right direction, especially when an individual...

Inspiring Legacy Giving

Date: September 19, 2017 Author: Tammy Kim Categories: Blog

Suppose my grandfather gave a major gift to the school he attended almost 100 years ago. What might inspire me to renew this family legacy? The first thing is to know about his philanthropy. That kind of information is often lost to a family over the years. Sometimes it’s lost to the organization that benefitted as well. But what I don’t know about, I’ll never act upon. The impetus is on the school to get this information to me so that I may make an informed decision. The second thing...

Pros and Cons of RFPs

Date: August 14, 2017 Author: Tammy Kim Categories: Blog

I will admit that I started writing this blog because we were working on responding to a Request for Proposal (RFP) and I had strong feelings about it.  Now that the experience is behind us and we were awarded the project my harsh feelings have subsided somewhat.  However, I stand by the words written below because the cost is still high considering the risk involved.    Every year we receive several RFPs from existing and potential new clients.  The cost of responding to those RFPs is...

The Art of Assembly and Installation

Date: July 24, 2017 Author: Tammy Kim Categories: Blog

  There is an art when it comes to assembling materials and performing skilled installations.  It isn’t as easy as it appears.  Just because you are good with a hammer or a tape measure does not mean to say you are an experienced installer.  Just look at me for example.  I have worked here for 18 years, have assembled hundreds, if not thousands of plaques, assisted on complex installations and I still do not qualify myself to be an experienced installer.  I recently used Gorilla tape...

It Takes A Village

Date: July 6, 2017 Author: Tammy Kim Categories: Blog

I can attest to the fact that it takes a village to raise children. I will admit before I had children I thought “pfft I got this, I don’t need help to take care of MY children”. Well I can tell you 5.5 years (and 2 sons under the age of 6 later) I was wrong. Way wrong. Yes it can absolutely be done, but it is that much harder!  There were no classes offered in school to prepare me for this! That parenting class where we had to dress, care for and carry around a bag of flour did...

Taking Care of Etched Glass

Date: June 22, 2017 Author: Susanne Sukic Categories: Blog

Glass is fairly easy to clean but there are some considerations that are unique to the engraving process used for etched glass plaques. Never apply cleaning solvents or commercial glass cleansers directly onto your glass plaques.  Solvents and cleansers may result in permanent damage to any coloured graphics and hand painted colour-filled, engraving.  Suitable methods for keeping your plaques looking their best include the following. ·      Always use a soft, clean cloth. ...


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