Exterior Donor Wall for Pathstone Mental Health Foundation.

Pathstone donor wall



Tips for Designing by Committee

Date: October 22, 2015 Author: Steve McVeigh Categories: Blog

If you are responsible for the process of getting a donor recognition installation in place, chances are you need to get buy-in and feedback from several people in your organization. And everybody thinks they can design! We run into this constantly, and have a few tips to make your job easier. 1) Know all the requirements before you start the process. Making course corrections in mid-project can be costly, and jeopardize timelines. Circulate a request for requirements to all involved parties,...

25th Anniversary Reflections

Date: March 31, 2015 Author: Richard Howes Categories: Blog

As we approach our 25th year of business it allows me to reflect back on what has made us a success. My first response, which is often the best, it would have to be the importance of relationships. It is amazing to me that after all these years we continue to have relationships with - and provide services to - many clients which go back over 20 years. We have been doing awards for one of our corporate accounts through three complete mergers! Anyone who has been involved with corporate sales...

Recognizing legacy opportunity

Date: March 2, 2015 Author: Richard Howes Categories: Blog

We have often seen that institutions with a rich history, have legacy donor issues they haven’t yet identified. With contemporary methods of managing philanthropy and stewardship, we can lose sight of the fact that 50 years ago these practices were in their infancy. Names of donors and sponsors of wheelchairs, benches, equipment, trophies were often recorded only on the related item, or an isolated certificate or plaque. They are not usually connected back to an enduring record....

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