Interactive Campaign Recognition on School Playground

Heurista recently completed a fun, interactive campaign recognition display at Hammond School, a private K-12 school in Columbia, SC. We were engaged to create a donor recognition strategy for the 50 Forward: the Campaign for HAMMOND, a campaign list that would be represented in three locations on campus- the new Innovation Center, the lower school gymnasium, and the lower school playground.

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Creative Placemaking: Turning Song into Place

Immersive experiences are all the rage now. The term has gotten a new life with the trend of sharing pictures that drive personal narratives. When I look back over my 20+ years designing for public spaces I can recall the idea of immersive always being present. Scale often drives a sense of immersion as do interactive components and attention to details. A project from days before everyone carried a camera and all the worlds information in their hands is the Giving Garden that was commissioned by a leading retail cluster developer. The challenge was to use the principles of Creative Placemaking to carry the traditional narrative of ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ song. What Fun!

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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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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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