CMHA – Winnipeg Showcases New Office With Planned Legacy Recognition Display

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Winnipeg office, has undergone some exciting developments recently, not the least of which is its move to new offices at 930 Portage Avenue in Winnipeg’s west end neighborhood. The bright, contemporary facilities have been completely redesigned to accommodate the needs of staff and clients alike, and this undertaking was made possible in large measure through the generous contributions of government, corporate and individual donors to the organizations capital campaign which concluded this fall.

To recognize these gifts CMHA Winnipeg Executive Director Nicole Chammartin selected Planned Legacy to design and fabricate a recognition display that would complement the facility’s new décor and colors, and which would also be flexible enough to allow for easy and economical updates should new donors step forward.

Using 8 mml tempered glass panels supported in channels in vertical aluminum tubing, the display showcases donor names and graphic images using durable vinyl graphic film that can quickly be modified to add new names or images.

“We had a tight timeline and a tight budget but Planned Legacy worked closely with us to ensure that the project was completed in time for our grand opening event, “ said Ms. Chammartin. “We were really satisfied with the quality of work that was done.”

 

 

For more information on this or other Planned Legacy projects visit Planned Legacy at www.plannedlegacy.com, call us toll free at 866-882-3580 or email us at solutions@plannedlegacy.com.

 

 

New Monterey Display Celebrates International Success

The Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS), a graduate school of Middlebury College, is a dynamic organization that annually produces graduates who go on to be leaders in all areas of business and commerce, working for some of the world’s largest and most successful corporations.

Recently, MIIS decided to move ahead with the development of a comprehensive recognition display that would serve multiple purposes. The display, which would integrate an architecturally designed donor wall with an interactive multimedia presentation, is an innovative blend of technology and craftsmanship that is helping MIIS share its story and achievements with visitors around the world.

According to Kathryn Ann Joyce, Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations at MIIS,  the area where the display is situated used to be dead space but is now always busy with people. “The wall has brought that building to life,” says Joyce. “People who were not interested initially in having their profiles and pictures up are now very interested in it. And corporations are very excited about being featured, too, and feel that they’re seeing an increased interest in them from students,” she continued.

The architectural portion of the display features a series of six large glass panels, each showcasing donors within various gift categories. Highlighting the display is a world globe that creates a dramatic relief background.

When visitors approach the display a large 55” interactive LCD monitor invites them to experience the multimedia presentation by touching one of the interactive navigation buttons. Presentation modules include A World Of Influence which features global regions where MIIS graduates are at work; Alumni of Distinction; and Tomorrow’s Leaders. Another module is Our Corporate Partners that showcases some of the major corporations that have hired MIIS graduates, and which feature profiles of those corporate partners.

“The entire project development experience was seamless”, says Kathy Joyce. “I was amazed that we were able to develop such a comprehensive project so easily. And being featured in the multimedia presentation has become somewhat of a campus status symbol, as students and staff vie to be included in one of its segments”, she added.

For more information on the Monterey Institute for International Studies integrated recognition  project or other Planned Legacy projects please contact Planned Legacy at 866-882-3580 or by email at solutions@plannedlegacy.com.

 This is a designer’s rendering of the display at the Monterey Institute of International Studies

New Presbyterian Rust Medical Center Showcases Dynamic Recognition Display

Dramatic Donor Recognition at Presbyterian Rust Medical Center

Presbyterian Healthcare Services of Albuquerque, New Mexico, furthered its reputation for providing advanced medical care with the recent opening of its dynamic new Rust Medical Center facility – and the unveiling of a dramatic recognition display, designed, fabricated and installed by Planned Legacy.

The integrated display, incorporating a 40” LCD monitor with interactive multimedia presentation, highlights materials and finishes that complement the hospital’s contemporary décor while employing elements such as brushed bronze and silver laminates along with anodized aluminum to create striking accents.

Overall, the display is 32’ wide x 8’ high but extends barely 12” from the wall, requiring unique supports because of the existing architectural masonry and windows. Finally, as with other projects Planned Legacy has created for Presbyterian, the display is shaped to emulate the nearby Sandia Mountains, visible right through the integrated windows.

Located in the main corridor adjacent to the waiting area, the display is situated in a high traffic area where it will be seen and appreciated by the hundreds of staff, visitors and patients who pass by daily. Some of the design features that have been incorporated into the display include:

- 8 mm tempered glass on which donor names are included using 40” h x 23” w vinyl graphic film

- Stainless steel stand-offs that secure the glass to the display

- An historical timeline that has been produced on a vinyl print on acrylic

- A picturesque image produced on vinyl film that surrounds the 40” LCD monitor

- A base finish of high pressure Cherry laminate with access panels for electronic service

- A mountain panel finish comprised of anodized aluminum sheet on brushed bronze and brushed silver laminates

The overall look and feel is engaging and inspiring and, based on comments from visitors, the display is a worthy testament to the many donors and supporters who made the new facility a reality.

“We are very pleased with the donor recognition wall that Planned Legacy developed for our new Rust Medical Center. It is impressive and beautifully complements the architectural design and interiors of the hospital. We are amazed at the number of visitors that stop by the wall to look at the history of Presbyterian and the donors listed on the wall. It is truly magnificent! Working with Planned Legacy was great. They were responsive, on time and on budget, and quick to respond to the usual last minute changes.”

Gisuseppe (Joe) Rizza, CFRE ~ Vice President and Executive Director ~ Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation

For more information on the Presbyterian Rust Medical Center donor recognition display, or to discover what Planned Legacy interactive donor walls, recognition displays and capital campaign promotion systems can do for your organization, please call Planned Legacy Toll Free at 1. 866.882.3580 or e-mail solutions@plannedlegacy.com.

Need additional inspiration or more ideas for your new donor wall or donor recognition project? Check out the donor wall photos in our donor recognition gallery.

 

Overlake Hospital Medical Center recognizes key donors with Planned Legacy donor walls and interactive recognition displays

Hospital Donor Wall, Overlake Hospital Medical Center Center, Bellevue, WA USA

Hospital Donor Wall with Interactive Recognition Display. Overlake Hospital Medical Center. Photo Credit: Garland Cary

When Overlake Hospital Medical Center, a premier hospital in Bellevue, Washington, wanted to recognize key donors in celebration of its 50-year history, there were three clear directives:

  • the recognition needed to be innovative, in keeping with the region’s rich history of technical development
  • the recognition needed elegant design and finishes distinct to the facility
  • the project needed to reflect the unique relationships between the institution’s three pillars, the Hospital, the Foundation and the Auxiliaries.

Planned Legacy’s approach to the project centered on getting to know Overlake, following our belief that the best way to understand an installation is to understand the culture comprising the institution. Design followed shortly after preliminary meetings and an extensive site visit.

Planned Legacy’s strong dedication to customer satisfaction and willingness to stand behind their work shine above other vendors that I have worked with. I was especially impressed by the time and effort their team spent understanding our institutional culture, project goals, and community feel. The end result was a display that clearly reflects the style, values, and passion of our organization. — Robin Webster, Director, Operations and Donor Relations, Overlake Hospital Foundation, Bellevue WA

The display was designed in two major sections — 21’ 9″ wide and 12’ wide — to best marry the architectural elements of the corridor location’s hefty vertical columns with the display’s content requirements. Both sections feature linear components and a series of rectangular tempered glass panels, placed in horizontal and vertical alignments. Providing additional continuity are the vertical light-boxes which feature bear-grass ensconced in an eco-resin. These panels provide a warm Earthy element without compromising the sterility of the hospital environment.

The larger wall’s glass panels feature information about the Foundation and Auxiliaries, Annual Donors Lists and Benefactor information as well as Honorarium and In Memory listings. Anchoring the section, on the far left, is a 40″ interactive touch-screen display in a landscape configuration. The multimedia presentation provides an immersive destination with five modules.

The smaller wall was dedicated to Major Donors, including lifetime donors over $100,000 and a listing of endowments. The centerpiece of the wall is a 40″ interactive touch-screen display in portrait configuration, which honors million dollar plus donations. The multimedia is narrative in nature and shares the stories behind the generosity of the institution’s largest supporters.

The photos in the donor wall gallery above are the work of professional photographer Garland Cary. You can view more of Garland’s photos online at http://www.GarlandCary.com and http://ww.flickr.com/photos/kabeluna/. Thanks Garland!

For more information on the Overlake Hospital Medical Center donor recognition walls, or to discover what Planned Legacy interactive donor walls, recognition displays and capital campaign promotion systems can do for your organization, please call Planned Legacy Toll Free at 1. 866.882.3580 or e-mail solutions@plannedlegacy.com.

Need additional inspiration or more ideas for your new donor wall or donor recognition project? Check out the donor wall photos in our donor recognition gallery.

Interactive donor recognition display honours donors and Hospital leaders, promotes achievements and activities for Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation

Donor wall with interactive multimedia presentation at Presbyterian Hospital Foundation

Donor wall with interactive multimedia presentation. Presbyterian Hospital Foundation. Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Planned Legacy was selected by the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation of Albuquerque, New Mexico, to design an integrated donor recognition display that would elevate the Foundation’s message and achievements to a new level.

Blending natural hues with indirect lighting, Planned Legacy captured the colors and textures of the surrounding landscape and Sandia Mountains to create an inspiring panorama for the architectural component of the display. Glass panels, a photomural and historic images were blended in to celebrate donors, honour early Hospital leaders and promote the Foundation’s achievements and activities.

To compliment the recognition display and attract visitors, staff and contributors at first point of contact, a 40″ touch-enabled LCD screen complete with interactive multimedia presentation was added. The presentation showcases the Foundation, its leadership and vision using a combination of text, photos and video.

Visitors to the display can search donor profiles and names, watch video clips of noteworthy individuals and events, and even make a contribution to the Foundation by using a secure credit card swipe that transmits information instantly to the Foundation office.

For more information on the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation donor wall and other donor recognition projects Planned legacy is working on for their Foundation, or to discover what Planned Legacy interactive donor walls, recognition displays and capital campaign promotion systems can do for your organization, please call Planned Legacy Toll Free at 1.866.882.3580 or e-mail solutions@plannedlegacy.com.

Need additional inspiration or more ideas for your new donor wall or donor recognition project? Check out our donor recognition photo gallery.

United States Air Force Memorial features Planned Legacy interactive kiosks and multimedia presentation

United States Air Force Memorial Interactive Kiosks designed by Planned Legacy

United States Air Force Memorial Interactive Kiosks

Officially opened in October 2006, the United States Air Force Memorial is located just outside the Nation’s capital in Arlington, Virginia. A national place of pride, reverence and remembrance, the Air Force Memorial celebrates the history and valor of the Men and Women of the United States Air Force and its Heritage Organizations.

An integral part of this breathtaking monument is the interactive touch-screen array designed and installed by Planned Legacy. Visitors can use one of three outdoor interactive LCD displays to view names and profiles of Air Force veterans, lists of Memorial Charter Members and photos, and a narrative of Air Force history. Visitors can also use an attached credit card swipe to make spontaneous contributions electronically to the Memorial association.

“A key part of the Memorial is the Charter Sponsor Registry,” said Major General (Ret.) Ed Grillo, President of the United States Air Force Memorial Foundation. “We received more than 140,000 donations, many of them online. We owe all our sponsor donors a great debt of gratitude for helping us to establish this Memorial, and to Planned Legacy’s interactive system for allowing more than 140,000 names to be displayed at the site. Planned Legacy was selected to do this job because of their past performance, our confidence in the company and the fact that they offer the best value for the task at hand.”

Central to the design of the Air Force Memorial, which was created by James Ingo Freed, one of America’s finest architects, are three stainless steel spires that soar skyward, the highest of which ascends 270′ above the 3-acre elevated promontory site. The three spires represent the core values of the Air Force – integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all that is done – and the Air Force’s total force – active, guard and reserve.

Other elements of the Memorial include a bronze Honor Guard (representing all the people of the Air Force), inscription walls and an open glass wall of remembrance, all on a landscaped memorial park and parade ground overlooking the nation’s capital.

United States Air Force Memorial Multimedia PresentationThe three climate-controlled touch-screen kiosks that were developed by Planned Legacy for the Memorial feature an interactive multimedia presentation that includes:

  • Charter Sponsor Registry – a searchable index of more than 140,000 individuals who have supported the Foundation
  • Legacy of Service and Sacrifice – a start-to-finish overview of the Memorial’s construction
  • Dreams Take Flight – a timeline of U.S. Air Force historical milestones and images organized by decade
  • Support the Foundation – information about contributing to the U.S.A.F. Memorial Foundation

For more information on the United States Air Force Memorial and to discover what Planned Legacy interactive donor walls, recognition displays and capital campaign promotion systems can do for your organization, please call Planned Legacy Toll Free at 1.866.882.3580 or e-mail solutions@plannedlegacy.com.

Need additional inspiration or more ideas for your new donor wall or donor recognition project? Check out our donor recognition photo gallery.

University of Vermont Donor Recognition Display

Donor Recognition Display University of Vermont

Donor Recognition Display University of Vermont

The University of Vermont (UVM) had several goals in mind when it decided to build a new student center.

They wanted a new and exciting architectural “face” for the campus; a community-crossroads where students and faculty could gather in a dynamic, inspiring space; and a display that would represent UVM’s core values – environmental stewardship, equity, social justice and academic excellence.

When it came time to give thanks to those who made the Dudley H. Davis Student Center possible, maintaining those values was crucial. UVM wanted an architectural installation that was both timely and timeless – reflective of University’s long history and enlightened future.

Planned Legacy designed and built a display featuring two backlit vertical photomurals centered around 40″ LCD Integrated Recognition System.  The touch-screen display includes a speaker that auto-adjusts in relation to ambient noise and features modules including:

About UVM – With sections including President’s Welcome, Two Centuries of Excellence – a moving University timeline, Fast Facts and UVM in the News.

If Not For You: Donor Recognition – A searchable database of contributors to the University’s recently completed comprehensive campaign, and a How to Give section for those who would like to make future contributions.

To Make a Difference: UVM People – A video archive of outstanding UVM students and a section to nominate additional students.

FYI @ UVM – A current and future events calendar.

“The Planned Legacy interactive display is everything we hoped it would be,” said Jay Goyette, Director of Communications, Development and Alumni Relations at UVM. “A beautifully designed installation that’s compatible with the surrounding spaces, is very user-friendly, and attracts a lot of attention from visitors. We were very pleased with the entire project.”

To view an electronic demonstration of the UVM Integrated Donor wall, or for more information and to discover what Planned Legacy interactive donor walls, recognition displays and capital campaign promotion systems can do for your organization, please call Planned Legacy Toll Free at 1.866.882.3580 or e-mail solutions@plannedlegacy.com.

Need additional inspiration or more ideas for your new donor wall or donor recognition project? Check out our donor recognition photo gallery.

Enhancing donor recognition, donor loyalty and donor attraction with multimedia presentations

Donor Recognition Wall with Multimedia Presentation - Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation

Donor Recognition Wall with Multimedia Presentation - Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation

Nonprofits are often hit hard during shaky economic times and reduced budgets can make it difficult to maintain donor loyalty. One of the most economical and effective ways to ensure donor loyalty is through the utilization of multimedia presentations integrated into donor walls, recognition displays, touch-screen kiosks and/or on digital signage.

Vibrant multimedia presentations can emphatically show your donors how much you truly value them, while also saving you time, money and space in the process of attracting new donors, through modules that include enhanced donor recognition, donor profiles, testimonials, volunteer recognition, government and corporate recognition, leader profiles, Board member profiles, current and future projects, historical video and stories about your organization.

Multimedia presentations have a distinct advantage over static donor walls, signage and displays, in that their colorful ever-changing nature never fails to attract. But while multimedia presentations can stand alone, they can also be integrated into classic architectural donor walls and recognition displays to take advantage of the best features of both.

The proven presence of a traditional, tried and true static donor wall, when combined with multimedia messaging, has no peer when it comes to donor attraction and donor recognition capabilities. Additionally, because the multimedia content is digital, space is virtually unlimited and updates can be made instantly and quickly from the comfort of your office. Never again will you lack the time or space needed to create awareness and get your message out in a timely fashion.

Multimedia presentations can help your organization attract, inform, inspire and motivate current and future donors to enthusiastically embrace and share your latest fundraising projects, while persuasively capturing the culture and vision of your organization. The end result is “deep” donor participation and increased loyalty.

The Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation of Albuquerque, New Mexico, selected Planned Legacy to design an integrated recognition display that would elevate the Foundation’s message and achievements to a new level of excitement and discovery.

For the architectural component, Planned Legacy captured the colors and textures of the surrounding landscape and Sandia Mountains, blending natural hues with indirect lighting to create an inspiring panorama. Glass panels, photomurals and historic images celebrate donors, honor early Hospital leaders and promote the Foundation’s achievements and activities.

Complementing the architectural display is an interactive multimedia presentation, viewable on a 40″ touch-enabled LCD screen. The presentation showcases the Foundation, its leadership and vision, and visitors can search donor names and profiles using an alphabetized index, watch video clips of noteworthy individuals and events, and even make a contribution to the Foundation by using a secure credit card swipe that transmits information instantly to the Foundation office.

For more information and to discover what Planned Legacy interactive donor walls, recognition displays and capital campaign promotion systems can do for your organization, please call Toll Free 1 (866) 882-3580 or e-mail solutions@plannedlegacy.com

Due Diligence for Interactive Donor Walls, Multimedia Recognition Displays and Digital Signage for Nonprofits – The Right Questions to Ask Prospective Vendors

Multimedia Donor Recognition Display University of Regina

Multimedia Donor Wall & Recognition Display University of Regina

Multimedia presentations are well known for their superior attraction capabilities in the retail space and they also work exceptionally well in the non-profit world, but there are differences, and selecting the right vendor can be critical to your long-term success.

If you’re thinking about adding a multimedia component to your current donor wall or donor recognition display, whether it be standalone or integrated, self-cycling or interactive, the following questions will assist you in doing your due diligence with regards to vendor selection.

Multimedia Donor Wall Due Diligence Questions:

  1. Do they have experience in the non-profit sector?
  2. Is designing and manufacturing donor recognition displays with multimedia presentations their core business?
  3. Will they be subcontracting the work or doing the multimedia presentation design and programming themselves?
  4. Do they have actual examples and references for interactive and/or self cycling multimedia projects they have completed?
  5. Can they design and fabricate the display? Can they design and integrate the multimedia presentation? Are they a one-stop shop?
  6. Do they have multimedia designers and in-house writers to assist with content creation?
  7. Can they help you through a content development process that includes text, graphics, video, photographs, audio, archived information, storyboarding and multimedia layout?
  8. Can they clearly explain the different types of multimedia display hardware options?
  9. Do they have practical experience in the setup, monitoring and supporting of remote networks?
  10. Is their database structure scalable? Can it handle an unlimited number of records and search queries?
  11. How will they back up your records? Can they restore them if necessary?
  12. Can they provide an image of the most recent version of your multimedia presentation and database? How quickly can it be created?
  13. Do they have practical experience working with the diverse types of lighting necessary for different displays and locations?
  14. Have they worked with donor management software?
  15. What do they offer in the way of security for your system and data?
  16. Can their system measure visitor usage, areas visited, times and lengths of visits etc. on your multimedia presentation?
  17. What kind of reports does their system provide?
  18. How is content managed? Can it be updated and edited remotely from any network-connected computer or are updates made manually via CD or DVD? Does it require technical expertise?
  19. How will system performance be monitored on a 24/7 basis? How will any issues be addressed?
  20. Can the multimedia (and other) components of their system be integrated into your current Web site?
  21. Can they answer any technical questions posed by your engineers, architects, development staff and IT professionals?

If you receive positive answers to all of the above questions you have probably found yourself a vendor that can truly help you create the ultimate multimedia donor recognition display – a destination that your donors, volunteers, staff and board members will be proud of!

Questions you need answered? Please e-mail us at solutions@plannedlegacy.com or call Toll Free 1 (866) 882-3580.

St. John’s Regional Medical Center unveils “Legacy of Caring” donor recognition display

Hospital Donor Wall St. John's Regional Medical Center, Oxnard, California

Donor wall with integrated multimedia display at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard California

St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, California recently unveiled their new Legacy Of Caring donor recognition display, designed, fabricated and installed by Planned Legacy.

The display features six vertical, self-standing panels, each one a mini display unto itself.  Standing approximately 6’ high x 3 ½’ wide, each panel presents its own historical overview of the hospital and the region, including a historical timeline, iconic images of local Ventura County and donor names of specific gift categories.

The panels are constructed using a variety of materials, including frosted glass for the background and donor panels and clear glass with printed vinyl film for the historical and background photos. The photos and donor panels are attached to the back panels with brushed stainless steel edge grips. Accenting the overall display are colored acrylic panels that complement the décor of the hospital’s new lobby and serve as a striking backdrop to the display that runs the length of this new lobby area.

Most prominent is the large 52” LCD monitor at one end of the display, showing a self-cycling multimedia presentation which the hospital can easily update using the Planned Legacy Web-based Content Management System. The monitor is housed in a custom designed enclosure that features the St. John’s Healthcare name and logo in raised CNC lettering.

The complete display is illuminated with strategically placed track lighting that draws visitors to the presentation, which has become a popular destination within the hospital.

St. John's Healthcare Foundation Logo“It has been exciting to work with Planned Legacy. The possibilities seem endless and I can always count on the quality of their work.”

–  Sister Corita Burnham
Director of Donor Relations
St. John’s Healthcare Foundation

About St. John’s Healthcare Foundation

St. John’s Healthcare Foundation (Oxnard and Pleasant Valley) is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that raises, manages, and distributes funds on behalf of St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard and St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo. It has a long history of raising funds to support excellent patient services at St. John’s hospitals, and, since its establishment, has had a positive impact on the health and well-being of residents in our communities. Read more…

For more detailed information on the St. John’s Healthcare Foundation donor recognition project please call Planned Legacy Toll Free at 1.866.882.3580 or e-mail solutions@plannedlegacy.com.