Where Art Meets Recognition
We’re passionate about using donor recognition to support you in surpassing your fundraising goals. From freestanding units and plaques to signage, donor walls, and beyond, RecognitionArt has 30+ years of creating custom, top of the line designs that inspire new giving while creating lasting legacies for your donors.
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Donor Walls, Recognition Plaques, and more
When creatively designed with your organization and community in mind, recognition displays make an emotional connection, moving the viewer into action through motivation and inspiration. Below are a sample of materials we work with to ensure a lasting relationship between you and your patrons:
Your Success is Our Success
Recognize What Makes Us Different
We Invest in You
As a business that’s been in operation for over 30+ years, we are so confident in our abilities to produce a customized recognition display to honor your donors and inspire new giving, that we will create a FREE design to impress you and your team.
No Sales Fees
With our foundation as a family-owned business established in 1991, we have elected to not contract salespeople like our competitors, which requires a 20% to 30% commission fee. This enables us to save and provide you, our valued customer, with so much more for your money.
With a passion for art and giving, owners Larry and Shelley Greenwald founded RecognitionArt, a premier donor recognition company, in 1993. While we remain family-owned and operated, RecognitionArt has expanded throughout our 25+ years in the donor industry. We operate two manufacturing centers, and our work is in almost every state throughout the entire U.S., in addition to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, and North Africa.
Our company has the experience to understand what motivates donors. Larry and Shelley have years of experience in donor relations/fundraising, having served on seven nonprofit boards where they assisted in capital campaigns ranging from $2.5 to $160 million. We know how hard your job is; we’ve been there. We want to make this easy and an enjoyable collaboration, so RecognitionArt has incorporated that into the core of our business model. Honor and aesthetic play important roles when fundraising for a campaign and therefore play an important role in your donor wall design.
Another great reason to choose RecognitionArt for your donor recognition company is we do not charge fees to pay outside salespersons commission like our competitors. This philosophy has garnered RecognitionArt over 1,500+ clients in a quarter of a century, many of whom are STILL clients to this day.
We do not copy/paste/edit existing displays for our donor walls. There isn’t a template we work off of to create your donor recognition wall; every design starts from scratch and is inspired by your brand. You can create loyalty and continued giving by designing a tangible display that represents your gratitude. We take the following factors into account when designing donor walls for your nonprofit/company:
Donation Wall Design Factors:
- Mission Statement
- Key Donors
- Fundraising Campaign Theme
- Purpose of Display
What Our Clients Say About Our Custom Donor Displays
Our 7-Step "Donor First" Process
While each and everyone of our clients have unique needs, we find this to be a helpful example of what to anticipate. From the first conversation, to creation, and installation, here is your outline through the exciting process:
When you submit the Get a Quote form, we will follow up with an email to request items to begin your free design. For example, we may ask for things such as a vector image of your logo or your brand colors.
We want to provide you with a truly creative customer experience. We do not use templates; our individual designs are as unique as your organization. Our team of artists will look through the documents you provide for inspiration and will mock up a free starting point, considered a design draft.
When you are ready to move forward from the draft to the full design stage and tweak the details to perfection, we will invoice you for a deposit. We accept cash, checks, and bank transfers. All credit cards are subjected to a 3.8% fee.
This stage is where we make that happen and finesse the details of donor walls. In this full design phase, we can adjust size, details and layout as needed. You’ll know it when you feel it perfect: the sense of pride that develops when you imagine unveiling your custom display to your generous donors. We’ll then send you a proof of your design for final approval.
Our family and staff care about quality, which is one of the reasons we’ve been in business for 25+ years. We’ll put the utmost attention to detail and care in honoring your patrons. Most displays are fabricated between 6 to 8 weeks after approval is received.
When the donor walls are carefully wrapped and secured in their crate with care, they will be shipped and we will provide you with a tracking number. Install your display / donor wall and get ready to excite and inspire your donor base!