THE DONOR SIGNS MISSION
Our mission is to create visually pleasing donor wall signage that are functional, efficient, and on budget. Our aim is to instantly prove how much you appreciate each and every person who contributes to your organization’s mission. Above all, donor recognition sign solutions are our priority .
A SIMPLE HISTORY
Donor Signs is simple. We help non-profit organizations large and small show their appreciation for contributor donations. Every dollar donated moves your mission forward and multiplies your impact on the world. For that reason, we want to help ensure you earn future donations through recognizing current and past donors. Donor Signs helps you do exactly that through creating high quality donor wall signage tailored to your exact needs.
Over time, we’ve made the order process effortless and accessible to anyone regardless of location or budget. Our clients range from small non-profits who want to recognize a single donor, to large hospitals and universities that needed multiple donor walls and hundreds of plaques for their many generous supporters.
Our founder, Dick Nicolson, has over 20 years of experience designing and implementing donor wall signage. Mr. Nicolson is an Environmental Graphic Designer by trade and serves as Donor Signs Creative Director, as a result allows us to maintain a heavy focus on design.
Donor Signs offers standard donor wall signage that gives you a diverse selection of recognition options to choose from. You can find these on our product page. However, In the event you don’t find something that suits your organization, we can also plan, design, and implement custom solutions just for you.
Our in-house team includes experts in design, planning, and fabrication for hospitals, schools, universities, cultural organizations, and religious institutions. Even if your organization isn’t among those listed above, we can still help you out. Just give us a call. We’re happy to work with you to honor your supporters and increase donations.
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DONOR RECOGNITION TEAM
Dick Nicolson, President of Nicolson Associates, a leading environmental graphic design firm, has relied on his 20 years of experience in donor wall signage to create Donor Signs. His expertise includes design, planning and fabrication for hospitals, schools, universities, cultural organizations and religious institutions. He is committed to well-conceived design solutions that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also functional, efficient, and cost effective. He holds a B.F.A., in Industrial Design from the College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI.
(Account Executive & Advisor)
Scott has worked in the development and fundraising field since 1996. He has been the lead fundraiser and relationship manager in eight comprehensive campaigns including capital, endowment, annual and planned giving components exceeding $665 million. His experience includes:
Higher Education: Lake Forest College, Hope College
Humanitarian Efforts: American Red Cross
Healthcare: Bronson South Haven Health System
Leadership and Youth Development: YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, Boy Scouts of America National Foundation
Scott is a Licensed Professional Fundraiser and holds the CFRE designation. He earned his Master of Education degree from the University of Vermont and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hope College. He is a graduate of the National Planned Giving Institute at The College of William and Mary, Leadership Development program at Vanderbilt University and The Aspen Academy for Healthcare Philanthropy.
Phone: (248) 897-1719
Stephanie works as a lead designer at Donor Signs. Stephanie holds a bachelors degree from Wayne State University. She has eight years of experience in both client & web design.
(Finance & Operations)
Eric manages the business operations for Donor Signs. Eric holds a bachelors degree in Business Administration from Wayne State University.
Matt manages the fabrication in our shop. He makes beautiful handcrafted works. Matt has years of experience in welding & wood working and is capable of crafting virtually any donor wall signage you can imagine.