Unless you have limited space in which to install a donor wall, you will have to figure out how big it should be. There is no limit is to how big a donor wall can be but that doesn't mean you get one that exceeds your requirements. After all, you are spending the money you have received from the donors to have the wall erected. Therefore, it is important that you get the dimensions right. Let's look at some factors you should keep in mind when deciding how big the donor wall should be:
First and foremost you need to consider the space available to you. Needless to say, the donor recognition wall should fit easily in the space you have designated for it. If you have a donor wall that is too big (or too small), not only will it be obstructive but also appear out of place.
The size of the donor wall is also influenced by the location at which it is to be set up. Is it a spot with heavy foot traffic? In that case, it would have to be cordoned off for the wall to be built and installed. The smaller a donor wall is, the less time it takes for it to be made and set up. That way, you don't have to close down the location for too long.
When it comes to the cost of the donor wall, the formula is simple: the bigger the donor wall, the more expensive it would be. The best approach is to keep a budget for the donor wall in mind. A good rule of thumb is spending not more than 4% of the funds you have received as donations on the donor wall. By default, this would limit the size of the wall you can get.
Last, but not the least, you have to make sure that the names of the donors are clearly visible on the donor wall. That is only possible when the wall is big enough to have spaces for the names of all the donors you want to recognize. If the audience cannot see the names clearly, it would defeat the purpose of having the donor wall in the first place.
These are some of the factors that would help determine how big your donor wall should be. Keep these in mind so you can make the right decision.