Presentations added a sleek new donor recognition wall to Trinity Health Systems. Easy to update, the digital donor sign allows easy and remote interaction with the digital touchscreen to add new content through the cloud-based ARREYA digital signage software suite developed by Presentations. Custom designed and built to combine beautifully with Trinity Health Systems interior design, the new donor wall has clear panel prints that can be updated for annual giving campaigns. A great combination of static and digital make this the perfect donor wall.
Design, fabrication, electronics and installation are all done by Presentations, Inc. No subcontractors for Trinity Health to deal with later. Through their ARREYA digital signage software, the digital sign is viewable anywhere and at anytime on any smart device.
The three different hospital locations all boast the same donor display and play the same interactive content on touchscreens all through one ARREYA subscription.
Donor recognition signs don’t have to be plaques and lists of names that look more like tombstones than a celebration of giving. Donor walls made up of engraved blocks and printed lists are the most common and easiest to build, but do they really represent all the hard work and effort that went into your giving campaigns? Donor walls should not be an after thought, but a part of your campaign budget. Donor walls should catch attention and engage people to give. Donor walls are a great opportunity to express your vision and mission through visual artwork and promote your campaigns. Donor walls with lists can be special just by adding personal photos. Your donors want to feel special and you have an obligation to make that happen.
How to begin:
- Look at a companies portfolio
- Interview former clients
- Interview the company
Find a company you are comfortable in working with and tell them what you are envisioning. Any company that is willing to give away their designs to get the build, is going to give you a stock design that is off the shelf. If you want something original, you will pay for design and in the end get something you can be proud of and is original to you. You probably think, it is going to cost a lot more, but when you compare prices, you will be surprised. Donor walls don’t have to be boring once you see them as artwork. Presentations custom designs and builds every display with an artistic eye and quality engineering. We consider the space, architecture and the purpose of the client and the campaign. Sometimes we recommend painting the wall or design custom wallpaper to be background for the donor wall. Presentations donor walls are not cookie-cutter versions of the same thing over and over, but special for you.
You have heard it all, digital signage systems claiming to use the latest technology, touchscreen friendly and easy, simple, quick content editors that can handle anything.
Don’t be fooled by all the digital signage systems that are claiming they deliver the moon. With all the new technology hitting the arena, everyone is scrambling to be the first to incorporate it all and will tell you they can. How do you wade through the muck and find what really works and more importantly works for you?
Start at the beginning, write a digital content outline mapping out what you want on your digital signage and most importantly, who do you want it to reach. Is it a multi-page touchscreen or do you just want a simple revolving slideshow? Do you only want one monitor that hangs in your lobby or do you want your content to be viewable and interactive with all of your employees or anyone who wants to see it. Then after you have figured out your content and your audience, do some research for a company that fits your needs and is reliable. If you have seen a digital sign you like, talk to the marketing or facilities people that probably had the task of getting it done.
Ask questions about the company that sold the system:
• Did they use a third party vendor
• What was the initial expense
• Can they allow you to do the content editing or do they
• How much do they charge for content editing
• What is the yearly upgrade charge
• How do they handle service
• How reliable is the system
Digital signage is complicated to most of us, but by knowing what you want at the start and researching recommendations you will get what you want, avoid the companies that can’t give you what you want and spend only what you need too.
Jill Burgess, President ARREYAtm digital signage software www.arreya.com