IS ALTERING YOUR BRAND’S LOGO THE BEST THING TO DO RIGHT NOW?

Posted by Dan Fietsam on Apr 2, 2020 3:34:50 PM

As we all come to grips with living with social distance at least until April 30th, if not longer, everyone we talk with is overwhelmed, confused, frightened and not sure what to do.

It’s a weird mix of being terrified and bored.

Specifically, people who are in the business of brand and marketing communications are moving as fast as they can to help guide their clients through these uncharted waters.

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Tags: Brand Consulting

BEING THERE

Posted by Sharon Lear on Mar 17, 2020 5:05:55 PM

 

On March 15, the BBC posted about Becky Wass, a woman from Cornwall, England, who created a postcard, that offers help to neighbors who are self-isolated in her community. Her vision is to spread kindness instead of fear during uncertain times.

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McGill's Rallying Cry

Posted by Emma Harris on Mar 17, 2020 5:05:39 PM

When you’re proud, sometimes it feels good to display your passion, right?

McGill University’s “Made by McGill” rallying cry for their bold $2B campaign is a case in point.

Serving as a creative platform to showcase the strength and optimism of a University on the cusp of its bicentennial in 2021, it’s an ode to the eclectic McGill experience that unites its graduates worldwide. The look and design of the platform was very inspiring.

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The heart of campus is the heart of a design

Posted by Sharon Lear on Mar 3, 2020 5:30:00 AM

 

Read below about how the oldest structure in Milwaukee, WI was the inspiration for Marquette University’s donor gift.

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Strengthen Relationships Through Donor Data

Posted by Sharon Lear on Mar 3, 2020 5:30:00 AM

In our previous post we posed 20 questions to ask about your donor data. It's an empowering exercise. But you also need to put your answers into action.

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Add data power to customize your donor experience strategies

Posted by Sharon Lear on Feb 1, 2020 6:48:00 PM

Understanding donor data unleashes the power to your conversations, relationships, and strategies. You will enrich your stewardship planning and practices by sharpening your knowledge of fundraising metrics, demographics, donor retention, donor recognition, and communication preferences. 

We offer 20 basic questions to start.

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2019 Highlights: A Year in Review

Posted by Emma Harris on Jan 1, 2020 5:30:00 PM

At Harris Made, 2019 was a fulfilling year of helping honor several institutions' special meaning to so many people. We love helping express gratitude to your donors who in turn, love to share their passion for your institution with others.

We weave, stitch, buckle and wrap your institution’s pride into exquisite custom gifts that endure. Why just give a gift when you can give an heirloom?

As we enter 2020, take a quick look back at 2019 and see how it was an exciting year of helping clients honor what makes their institution special and meaningful to their important donors.

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“How Harris Made is made”, a 3-part series showcasing our process of bespoke recognition gift design. Part 1.

Posted by Emma Harris on Oct 31, 2019 8:15:00 AM

 

The creative journey can be fascinating, don’t you think?

I start by meeting with the clients, opening my sketchbook and opening my ears. Listening to them tell their story is key to delivering an exceptionally personalized design.

Download our guide: 10 Considerations When Outfitting Your Gift Closet.

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Tags: Client Highlight Blog, Lurie Children's Hospital

“How Harris Made is made”, a 3-part series showcasing our process of bespoke recognition gift design. Part 2.

Posted by Emma Harris on Sep 30, 2019 8:15:00 AM

Isn’t it energizing watching an idea blossom from sketch to reality?

It’s one of my favorite aspects of the design process at Harris Made.

In Part 1, I outlined how we worked with Lurie Children's Hospital to celebrate the kick-off of their capital campaign. While talking with the team, I sketched out a design using their logo of a pair of hands shaped to be holding a heart – to express the individual promise to each and every child. 

Download our guide: 10 Considerations When Outfitting Your Gift Closet.

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Tags: Client Highlight Blog, Lurie Children's Hospital

“How Harris Made is made”, a 3-part series showcasing our process of bespoke recognition gift design. Part 3.

Posted by Emma Harris on Aug 31, 2019 8:15:00 AM

 

While we cherish the creative process at Harris Made, there is nothing as thrilling as delivering a final, finished special recognition gift to our very special clients.

Joanna Riester of Lurie Children's Hospital had us deliver their pashminas and ties, with designs inspired by iconography developed for their campaign, For Every Child, in time to accompany the RSVP to the kick-off event.

Download our guide: 10 Considerations When Outfitting Your Gift Closet.

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Tags: Client Highlight Blog, Lurie Children's Hospital

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