ADRP Las Vegas "Big Wins" From First Year Volunteer and Committee Chair

The 14th Annual ADRP International Conference in Las Vegas was a complete success for me and marked the anniversary of my first full year as an Association of Donor Relations Professionals (ADRP) member. A little more than a year ago, after joining Heurista, I took my first professional steps in to thedonor relations field by attending the annual ADRP conference in Pittsburgh. The theme my first year was ‘Forging the Future’. I met many engaging and vibrant ADRP members who were truly generous in supporting my developing role at Heurista and with ADRP.

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Heurista's 5 Spots to Experience

Las Vegas offers something for all tastes. Las Vegas can be overwhelming and it is easy to go numb from all the lights, sounds and attention grabbers that come at you wherever you are. For a thoughtful and artistic change to the norm on the Strip, Lake of Dreams water show at the Wynn is a free show from inside the property. The Wynn has been one of our favorite spots in Vegas for the refined scale and colorful approach that makes just stopping by worth the effort. Specifically, Parasol Up and Parasol Down by the lake’s edge is our go to spot for something special away from the Strip. Each night on the lake, an amazing artistic and thoughtful performance takes place. The Wynn describes it best.

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Latest Thinking Regarding Naming Opportunities

Naming opportunities are a key component in fundraising for major gifts. Organizations associate donor names with campus-based spaces, programs, funds and faculty positions. The science of using naming opportunities to motivate giving — and using strategy and policy to manage possible risks — is evolving. Heurista has been studying advances in cross-departmental coordinationrecognition policy, and design guidelines. We've gained valuable perspective by working with different types of institutions all across North America.

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National Public Gardens Day

Over the years, Heurista has enjoyed working with a number of public gardens, helping to develop donor recognition strategy that is integrated with the overall visitor experience. Today we honor public gardens! National Public Gardens Day was created in 2008, by the American Public Gardens Association and then partner Rain Bird, to drive local and national exposure to the importance of building vibrant, relevant gardens committed to community enrichment and environmental responsibility through community engagement, sustainable practices, and conversation.  

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Stewardship Closeup: Naming Opportunities

Naming opportunities are a key component in fundraising for major gifts. Organizations associate donor names with campus-based spaces, programs, funds and faculty positions. The science of using naming opportunities to motivate giving — and using strategy and policy to manage possible risks — is evolving. Heurista has been studying advances in cross-departmental coordination, recognition policy, and design guidelines. We've gained valuable perspective by working with different types of institutions all across North America.

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Heurista Explores Philanthropic Placemaking

With the advent of technology, place is no longer bound to a physical location like a building, area or campus. Place is so much more than a particular point in space. Place is the role one plays in a particular community or context. Place is a position in an order or hierarchy. Most importantly, place can be used as a verb meaning to remember or recognize. Placing is the act of recalling one's engagement with the community, including shared values, experiences and understanding.

 

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New Methods of Engagement: Virtual Reality in Philanthropic Placemaking

We are curious about the emerging Virtual Reality communication platforms and innovations and specifically what opportunities they bring to Philanthropic Placemaking. We stalk the latest VR news. We use our team in NYC to participate in most opportunities to strap on the next brand of headset, leave the real world and experience a creative VR team’s virtual place. They are all worth the trip.

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