In our blog we’ll explore why, when, and how to recognize donors and organizations as well as many other related topics. We look forward to sharing some of the insights we’ve found through our own research and experiences over the past 40 years.

November 29, 2022
The Ultimate Guide To Donor Recognition Audits
An up-to-date inventory of all donor-named spaces and available naming opportunities is a must-have for any high-performing fundraising team.
Whether you’re preparing for a campaign, major renovation, or simply trying to improve your naming opportunities workflow, an on-site audit is a smart idea. This blog post discusses the on-site donor recognition audit process, why the audits are important, and what solutions they provide for your donor relations and stewardship team.
September 16, 2022
There is a Great Story Behind Every Gift
7 of the Best Ways to Recognize Donors
Often, we are asked, “What is the BEST way to recognize donors?” Before we can effectively answer this question, we must acknowledge that donor recognition is not a one size fits all process.
August 18, 2022
Donor Recognition Naming Opportunities
Connecting Donors to the Results of Their Giving
Named spaces are a great way to reinforce long-term relationships with your donors. As part of a thorough fundraising and stewardship plan, they can be the glue that connects your donor's passion to your cause for a generation.
July 14, 2022
Creating a Sense of Place
Connecting Donor Recognition to Your Community
As an experiential design and build studio specializing in donor recognition for hospitals, universities, and exterior spaces, PDG recognizes the importance of creating a sense of place in the installations we collaboratively design with our clients. We often ask, “How do you want visitors to experience this space?”
February 14, 2021
A Guide To: Digital Donor Walls
What meaningful and artistic digital donor wall is right for your project?
We’ve found ourselves in a digital age and you may wonder if your institution’s donor recognition should match the expectations of our digital environments. Incorporating digital displays into your donor walls is an attractive option, but are pixels commensurate recognition for major donors?
June 17, 2022
Digital Donor Recognition Made Easy, with Appellō CMS
A Content Management System For Donor Relations Professionals
We were inspired to create our own platform – a CMS program built from the start with you, the donor relations professional, in mind. The process of updating and maintaining a digital donor wall no longer needs to be intimidating.
May 18, 2022
Introducing Giftmap Acorn
Is Your Naming Opportunity Inventory Up-To-Date?
Ever wished there was an inventory collection app for your donor recognition assets? Better still, a free inventory collection app that would help you do more in fewer steps? Well, wish no more! We’d like to introduce you to Giftmap Acorn.
April 14, 2022
Best Practices in Donor Recognition
5 Key Components When Planning Your Donor Recognition
The renderings are in your hands and your fundraising team has done an amazing job securing donors for your new project. Now it is time to shift your focus toward your donor family and finalize a plan to express your appreciation to those that are making this new project possible. In this post, we will outline 5 key components when planning your donor recognition.
March 17, 2022
A Powerful Tool For Donor Relations and Fundraising Professionals
10 Reasons Why Your Peers Are Using Giftmap In Their Fundraising Toolbox.
Imagine having the ability to create a dynamic inventory of your naming opportunities and recognition elements, while simultaneously giving your Gift Officers the power to prepare perfectly tailored presentations in minutes using their laptop or tablet.
September 13, 2019
Magic Recognition
Dream up a perfect donor recognition system
If we could dream up a perfect donor recognition system, a broad wish list with no constraints, it might look like this:
February 10, 2022
Planning for Your Digital Donor Recognition Wall
How can donor stewardship professionals best prepare to include digital?
6 Considerations When Designing Your Digital Donor Recognition Wall.
February 15, 2021
Examples: Systems Of Recognition
Are you starting to plan recognition for a new capital project? Perhaps you’re preparing to revamp your current recognition. Maybe you just need some inspiration. In any case, let’s take a look at a few systems of recognition.
March 4, 2021
Examples: Exterior Recognition
When planning for donor recognition outside, in a garden or courtyard, there are many things to consider. Weather and everyday elements can pose a threat to the pieces so materials and placement are sure to matter. The trick is making sure the recognition is beautiful while also being able to stand the test of time.