Setting up a donor wall can be a tedious task. Since it is being set up to show gratitude to the people who have contributed to a noble cause, it has to be perfect. Moreover, you have to ensure it is durable and can easily be modified in the future, if necessary. A perfect donor wall can be set up if you keep a few things in mind. Here's what you should know about setting up a donor wall:
The donor wall design should definitely stand out. However, it should not stick out like a sore thumb. The design of the donor wall should complement the architectural design of the building it is being installed in. If the design doesn't complement the building design, the donor wall will look out of place, even if the wall's design itself is great.
One of the biggest mistakes that can be made when setting up a donor wall is differentiating size of donations with font size. The font should be kept uniform, but the color of the font can be changed to reflect the amount donated by each donor. This will give the donor wall or memorial plaque a classy appearance and you will be able to code the donation size easily. Of course, not every organization will want to disclose the amount donated by each donor.
This is one thing that you should definitely keep in mind. The donor wall will be there for years to come. In addition, there is a good chance that more names will have to be added to it. Therefore, you should arrange easy to source materials. It is not necessary that only rare materials will make a donor wall stand out. Easy to source materials used in the right manner will form a great donor wall. This will make it easy to add names or repair the donor wall in future.
Before the wall is designed and installed you should take into account its maintenance. Moreover, donor walls can be vulnerable to vandalism and/or theft. You should either decide upon a safe location for the donor wall. You can also make necessary arrangements for the security of the donor wall. You can even have the wall covered with security glass. This will make it easy to remove the glass and modify the content on the wall, if necessary.
This is one of the most important aspects of setting up a donor wall. Since you are showing gratitude to the individuals and organizations that made contributions, everything should be perfect. Before actually writing on the wall, you should design and spell everything on a paper. Double check the spelling of each name, especially the ones with unusual spellings. Only then should you add the content to the donor wall before setting it up. So, keep these things in mind when setting up a donor wall. These tips will ensure that the entire process runs smoothly.