Nonprofit Newsletter Archives

The new Planned Legacy Donor Wall Brochure is now available for download Here.

Planning an electronic donor recognition display? This Electronic Donor Recognition Planning To Do List will help you.

Donor Wall Planning - We’ve received quite a few enquiries about donor wall planning, so we’ve prepared a list of questions that can help you when developing your new donor wall. The list might also remind you of something you’ve forgotten and could stimulate some new donor wall ideas for you!

Planned Legacy creates new interactive donor wall for the University of Regina.

Mazankowski Heart Centre unveils new integrated donor wall.

Nonprofits are turning to multimedia donor walls for competitive edge in tough times.

Planned Legacy creates beautiful new V’Zot HaTorah Recognition Display for Congregation Beth Israel. 

Planning the perfect donor wall? Download the new Donor Wall Planning Guide 2.0.

Giving Goes Techno - Planned Legacy quoted in Charity Village article.

Social Media, Twitter & Facebook Marketing - Interview with Social Media Business Coach Mari Smith.

How to get more donations from women - Interview with Red Hot Copy owner Lorrie Morgan-Ferrero.

Donor Wall Photo Album on Facebook (May require login).

Planned Legacy creates interactive digital art gallery.

Does your non-profit tagline work? Find out with this report.

Alliance for the Arts launches two new arts Web sites in New York.

Unveiling of the beautiful university donor wall at the University of Manitoba, developed to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Faculty of Engineering.

Three new interactive displays installed for Mount Carmel Health System in Ohio to communicate Foundation goals and achievements, highlight donor recognition and provide visitors with an overview of health services and facilities.

The donor relations profession is expanding rapidly. These interviews with two of the leaders in the field, Hannah T. Moore, Director of Institutional Stewardship at Purdue University, and Gena Walton, Canadian Director, Association of Donor Relations Professionals (ADRP) and Manager of Donor Relations at IWK Health Centre Foundation, may give you some interesting insights.

Capital Campaign Donor Recognition and Promotion Using Multimedia Presentations - 7 Practical Examples.

Non-profit organizations continue to embrace interactive donor walls, digital signage and integrated multimedia displays for recognition and promotion - Multimedia presentations delivered via touch-screen kiosks, interactive plasma displays and LCD screens offer powerful and unique donor recognition, up-to-date fundraising messages and capital campaign promotions.

Planned Legacy touch-screen kiosk appears in The Major Gifts Report.

Recently completed donor recognition projects include those for Indiana University Foundation, the University of Vermont and Northeast Health, with many more in the works.  To see more examples of Planned Legacy donor walls and donor recognition systems please download our Donor Wall Brochure.

Planned Legacy announces Interactive Wayfinding Systems for universities, hospitals, corporations and non-profit organizations.

Social Media Marketing for Nonprofits, for which we interviewed one the world's leading marketing bloggers and social media strategy consultants B.L. Ochman, President of, along with representatives from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Technology and Donor Stewardship article, in which Planned Legacy was interviewed, courtesy of Charity Village.

Donor Wall Due Diligence (Bottom of Page) - 21 Questions to Ask Vendors of Interactive & Self-Cycling Multimedia Presentations.

If you’re planning on developing a new donor wall or recognition display you’ll want to read How to Create an Effective Donor Wall Request For Proposal (RFP).

If you’re thinking about starting a Planned Giving Program, you’ll definitely want to read 10 Steps to Developing a Planned Giving Program by Sherry Clodman, CFRE.

If you’ve got an anniversary or milestone event coming up, take a look at Celebrating Your Nonprofit Organization's Milestones, by Yvonne Hundshamer of Blue Grotto Inc.

Nonprofit survey shows that many non-profit organizations fail to track marketing impact. More than 55% of nonprofits are frustrated by lack of resources and leadership support for marketing, but only 37% do the tracking that generates increased budgets and confidence.

Nonprofit Interview: Sherry Clodman, CFRE 
Principal - EH Pearce Consultants
Author - WELL ADVISED: A Planned Giving Reference Source for Allied Professionals
Planned Giving - Identifying Target Markets - Constituency, Demography and Gender

Feature Story: Stewardship 
How I Built an Award Winning Stewardship Program
by Kathy Ruvolo - Executive Director of Constituent Relations
University of California, Irvine

Non-Profit Resources: Association of Donor Relations Professionals 
Interview with Rose Dalba - President - ADRP
Executive Director of Donor Relations - University of Chicago

Progressive non-profits using interactive multimedia to bolster bottom line 
Touch-screen kiosks and digital signage are being used to deliver powerful up-to-date fundraising messages, dynamic donor recognitioncapital campaign promotions and more.

The Ultimate Donor Recognition System
21 must-have requirements for modern donor walls and recognition displays.

Non-Profit Interview: Hildy Gottlieb 
President, Co-Founder - Help 4 NonProfits & Tribes 
Author - FriendRaising
Hildy talks about the philosophy of friend raising and how it can help non-profits in her new book, FriendRaising: Community Engagement Strategies for Boards Who Hate Fundraising but Love Making Friends.

Non-Profit Interview: Nancy Schwartz 
President - Nancy Schwartz & Company 
Author - Getting Attention! Blog
Blogging is a hot topic right now! Nancy talks about everything you need to know regarding setting up a blog to promote your nonprofit organization.

Planned Legacy implements first Living Yahrzeit Memorial Display.
Following up on the success of their interactive information kiosks and digital signage displays for non-profit organizations, Planned Legacy has installed its first interactive Yahrzeit Memorial Display at the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue in Winnipeg.

U.S.A.F. Memorial Foundation recruits Planned Legacy to develop interactive donor recognition system
The United States Air Force Memorial Foundation has recruited Planned Legacy Inc. to create and implement the interactive donor recognition component of its spectacular new Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Virginia.

Non-Profit Interview: Paulette Roberts, FAHP 
President - Meridian Affiliated Health Foundations 
Chair - Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP)
Paulette talks about her background in fundraising, her work as chair of AHP and as president of Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations, and provides some excellent insights into major gift strategies, donor recognition, non-profit management and more.

The People We Meet 
by Paulette Roberts, FAHP, courtesy of AHP E-Connect.

CancerCare Manitoba exceeds fundraising goal with Bears on Broadway 
75th anniversary celebration dramatically increases awareness of cancer prevention.

History - A Powerful Fundraising Tool 
Thoughts and suggestions from non-profit professionals on how to utilize your organizationalhistory as a fundraising tool.

Guest Columnist: Yvonne Hundshamer
Founder - Blue Grotto Inc.
Topics: Taking ownership of your organization's milestones. How to articulate your history with anniversary publications.

Non-Profit Interview: Janet Hedrick, CFRE
Senior Associate - Bentz Whaley Flessner 
Donor Recognition and Acknowledgement

Non-Profit Interview: Sarah Thayer
Senior Director of Campaign and Major Gifts 
Children's Hospital Boston

Victoria General Hospital implements Tribute digital visual messaging and donor recognition system to promote $11 million capital campaign.

Donor recognition and campaign fundraising survey indicates interactive digital technologies securing their place in non-profit marketing plans - budgetary constraints remain a major challenge.

The one thing everybody forgets... in creating a Major Gifts Program
by Henry D. Lewis, CFRE
Courtesy of

Digital Visual Messaging (DVM) 
What is it and how can it help my non-profit organization?

Marketing Inspiration for 2003 
Top marketers reveal their learnings.
Courtesy of

Non-Profit Interview: Richard Brown
Vice President of Corporate Philanthropy -Toys "R" Us
Executive Director - Toys "R" Us Children's Fund Inc.
by George Williams

Non-Profit Interview: Shelley Center
Director of Marketing and Development - PETsMART Charities

Formula for Corporate Funding
by Lawrence Trachtman, courtesy of CharityChannel

Cat closes million-dollar licensing deal for PETsMART
Special to Planned Legacy

Corporate Giving: De-cloaking Stealth Philanthropy
by Rick Cohen, courtesy of The Nonprofit Quarterly

Multi-Generational Marketing
Stake your claim to the great wealth transfer

Non-Profit Interview: Ron Brown
Director of Planned Giving - Princeton University

Experience + Emotion * N2 = Donor Waiting List

Non-Profit Interview: Randall Bourscheidt
President - Alliance for the Arts, New York

Non-Profit Interview: Bernard Gersten
Executive Producer - Lincoln Center Theater, New York

Interactive Web-based kiosks becoming essential marketing tools for non-profits

Non-Profit Interview: Barney Ellis-Perry 
Strategic External Relations Officer, Land and Building Services
University of British Columbia (UBC)

Non-Profit Interview: David Cohen
Executive Director - Jewish Foundation of Manitoba

Non-Profit Interview: Marilyn Ray, MBA
Director of Public Relations and Financial Development - Children's Harbor

Non-Profit Interview: Coke S. Matthews III
Chief Development Officer - Children's Hospital of Alabama

Paradigm shift in communications creates major opportunities for non-profits

Supporting Young People in Your Organization
by Karen Young and Jesse Graham

Getting In The Game
The Work of the Board in Collaboration

by David Renz, courtesy of The Nonprofit Quarterly

The Magic of Dialogue
Strengthening donor and partner relationships

by Daniel Yankelovich, courtesy of The Nonprofit Quarterly

Interactive donor recognition application named finalist at 2007 KioskCom Self-Service Excellence Awards. Planned Legacy garners nomination for outdoor touch-screen kiosks at United States Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Virginia.

Planned Legacy implements first Living Yahrzeit Memorial Display - Traditional Jewish values preserved while technology enhances personal remembrance experience

The United States Air Force Memorial Foundation has recruited Planned Legacy to create and implement the interactive donor recognition component of its spectacular new Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Virginia

Harvard School of Dental Medicine selects Planned Legacy to develop interactive kiosk - New display creates awareness for capital campaign, provides alumni and donor recognition.

Newfoundland Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation leads East coast non-profits into future with first high-tech donor recognition system and plasma display.

The Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance installs Planned Legacy state-of-the-art interactive donor recognition system to celebrate successful campaign.

Nonprofits embrace new donor recognition and campaign fundraising technology - Planned Legacy experiences 700 percent growth.

Red River College (RRC) has installed a chrome and tempered-glass donor recognition display designed by Planned Legacy.

The prestigious Winnipeg Squash Racquet Club has installed a Planned Legacy photomural to preserve its rich history.

E-Survey shows interactive digital technologies gaining ground in donor recognition and campaign awareness -- budgetary constraints remain major challenge

Glens Falls Hospital Foundation chooses Planned Legacy's interactive donor recognition and campaign awareness system.

Planned Legacy inks U.S. deals for non-profit digital visual messaging system.

Victoria General Hospital lobby goes hi-tech with Planned Legacy Tribute donor recognition display.

Not just another Donor Wall.

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