In the world of fundraising, if people are not moved emotionally, things are harder to get done. Putting up a list of people and what they have done isn’t enough–people want to feel seen and recognized for doing something in a tangible manner that has a personal touch. And what better way is there to bridge the community together than through an artwork that makes someone a part of what represents what an organization stands for.

This is what Christina does for her clients over at Amri Studio.

Christina Amri is the founder, principal, and lead designer of Amri Studio in Portland, Oregon. Her artistic vision, leadership, and technical expertise have made her studio one of the most sought after Donor Recognition and art glass studios in the US today. She began her training in Paris in the early 1970s where she apprenticed with a highly respected 4th generation stained glass studio. While there she had the unparalleled opportunity to work on the restoration of the famed windows of Chartres Cathedral.

In this week’s episode, Penny Cowden is joined by Christina Amri as they talk about donor recognition and the value that it brings to an organization and its meaning to the donor who becomes part of the artwork that represents its core values and its mission.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [01:05] The cost of donor recognition and how it affects the community and organization who received the donor artwork
  • [04:05] How Christina’s art expresses the organization’s core into the donor recognition
  • [10:50] How donor recognition connects the story of the community and the organization
  • [13:15] The real value of donor recognition 
  • [18:51] How donor recognition creates bridges within the community

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This episode is brought to you by Philanthropy212,  a fundraising consulting company focusing on helping not-for-profit organizations to build sustainable practices and programs that raise more money. Philanthropy212’s founder, Penny Cowden, has 25 years experience in the industry & has helped raise more than $100 million for non-profits such as PeaceHealth, Sisters of Charity, Inova Health System, Banner Health System and Sun Health.