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Another way to display these donor recognition bricks that will strengthen tie your church is to design and construct an attractive landscaping display. Many churches build a prayer garden and incorporate these engraved bricks in sidewalks, planters, and rest/reflection areas.
Ask yourself if your church grounds could benefit from some additional landscaping. Then consider that each personalized brick could bring a donation of as much as $150 while also strengthening bond between donor and church. See examples at http://www.engravestone.com/gallery.html
What about high dollar capital campaign contributions?
For recognition purposes, nothing beats an attractive wall display in a high-traffic area such as a foyer or entryway. Let's face it. People like to see their good deeds recognized and they like to see them recognized where their friends and neighbors can also see.
The higher campaign amounts sought for your church's capital campaign, more tasteful your recognition program should be. One simple method features engraved brass plaques on a polished wood backdrop. Donors select message they want displayed on their respective plaques. See examples at http://www.bd-donor-rec.com
Another method, which is somewhat fancier, involves a gift tree. A three dimensional sculpture of a tree with burnished metal leaves is fixed upon a wooden backdrop for wall mounting. Each leaf is engraved with donor's message and end result is high-quality artwork in church's foyer or lobby. See examples at http://www.able-engravers.com/p4.html
For very personalized recognition, consider offering a cast bronze plaque that highlights individual contributions to a specific project. You can also offer smaller individual photo plaques that provide more room for customization of message. See examples at http://www.oldemillimpressions.com
There are many more ways to increase your church fundraising, but they'll have to wait for another article.
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