“Managing up in the purest sense of the concept means that you will act forever and always as the catalyst in your reporting relationship.” Instead of waiting on directives from a superior, you internalize both the work objective and the work process to the point that you predict what will be needed and have it ready without being asked for it. You create systems for keeping those above and beside you aware of your work progress.Read More
What are the basics every donor relations professional should know? Think it through from your own point of view. If you were hiring a new person who would take on half of your work, what skills would he or she need? What talent and experience would you be looking for? What knowledge would you need to share right away?Read More
Why does Heurista drive so far?
For the last two years, Heurista has packed its bags and made the long drive from Asheville, North Carolina to Toronto. Why would we travel so far, especially by car? The reason is simple: we have a lot to learn.Read More
Best Practices for Donor Recognition • What is a Virtual Donor Wall? “Virtual Donor Wall” is used as a catch-all phrase encompassing everything other than a traditional, facility-based grouping of donor names. I encourage you to maximize the “virtual” aspect and think of it as a concept identifying any donor recognition experience that is not tied to a passively-viewed, traditional donor recognition display.Read More
At the Association of Donor Relations Professionals conference in Providence, RI, Anne Manner-McLarty of Heurista interviewed Emily Nicholson about the design and implementation of the Founding Partners interactive recognition kiosks at the NEWSEUM The idea for this interview stemmed from a visit Anne made to the NEWSEUM after hearing of the extent to which the innovative museum uses electronic media for storytelling, both within the exhibits and for donor recognition.Read More