Preserving Your History - brochure
Preserving Your History is a program designed to inventory, photograph, and catalogue all donor recognition. The information is categorized in a sort-able spreadsheet that can be uploaded into your donor database management tools.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Preserving Your History - brochure
Has this happened to you?
An important donor from 10 years ago
walks into your building and discovers that the
plaque with his name is missing from the wall.
He’s not happy, and calls you. And now you
have an unhappy donor—one who might not
Honorcraft Incorporated can help with our
new service called Preserving Your History.
We take on this important organizing and
recordkeeping, allowing you to focus on more
important day-to-day matters.
How can Honorcraft make life easier
in your development office?
You have to keep your donors happy. Simply
put, you have a lot to do. Maybe we can help.
Honorcraft Incorporated, a leader in the
recognition industry, has a new service called
Preserving Your History. In a nutshell, we help
organize and catalog the information from all
your past and present donor recognition. With 292 Page Street, P.O. Box 385
strict attention to detail, we arrange a complete
tracking system to make sure you always have Stoughton, MA 02072
vital information about your donors at hand. In Massachusetts: 781.341.0410
This program will also help to satisfy the need to Outside MA, Toll-Free: 800.542.1235
Preserve Our Environment. Our goal in this pro-
cess is to re-cycle or refurbish existing plaques,
Fax: 781.341.8460 Preserving Your
when possible, before replacing or discarding
them. To see how we can make your life easier,
please contact us for a free consultation.
Preserving Your History
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Could Preserving Your History work for
you? Ask yourself these 10 simple questions and
1. Has your organization added a new building or
done reconstruction on an existing building?
Preserving Your History 2. Have old donor recognition pieces and/or
Preserving Your History
information been misplaced?
3. Do you have an inventory system that tracks
Keeping track of your current donors is a your recognition programs? (A method to keep 1. Inventory and catalog the existing donor
difficult job. Keeping track of past donors is track of donors, their contributions, photo of
recognition plaques, wall displays and any
even more difficult. Perhaps recognition pieces their plaque, etc.)
other donor recognition that currently exists
have been misplaced. Maybe you can’t find the 4. Have you ever had a concerned donor or in your facility.
records. It’s possible that information was lost family member of a donor ask about a plaque
in the shuffle when a new building was added. that could not be located?
2. Review any available architect’s plans for
Are there new people in your department with 5. Do you have an area in your facility where old interior and exterior areas after renovation
no connection to the past? recognition pieces are stored?
and expansions are complete.
6. Do you have old cast bronze tablets/plaques
that need to be refurbished? 3. Review your Foundation’s guidelines for
Whatever the problem, the result can be an 7. Has your development department undergone types and locations of donor recognition –
unhappy donor. And that, of course, affects a reorganization? e.g. campaign displays, annual/cumulative
future gifts. 8. Is there any chance that your organization displays, and individual room and area
may have lost revenue because the history of plaques.
giving was not preserved?
9. Could an individual who made a contribution 4. Provide concepts for future donor recognition.
20 years ago still find his/her recognition?
10. Do you have the staff to set up a complete 5. Create an implementation schedule for
tracking system that captures the past and plans creating new donor recognition products.
for future donations to your organization?
6. Develop plans for inclusion of existing
Please allow us to analyze your recognition, past, present donor names in future plaques and
and future, and perhaps introduce you to methods that
Honorcraft Incorporated can relieve the displays.
will save you time and increase your contributions.
burden of many of these issues. Our new service
called Preserving Your History, works hand in For a free consultation please contact us at: 7. Provide recommendations on creating
hand with your development office to organize individual presentation pieces recognizing
and catalog existing donor recognition plaques. different giving levels from past and for
While you focus on fundraising, we focus on the future donors.
In Massachusetts: 781.341.0410
necessary but cumbersome details behind your Outside MA, Toll-Free: 800.542.1235
fundraising. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 8. Write a proposal with estimated project costs.