Enhance Donor Recognition with Digital Donor Walls for Non Profits

Enhance Donor Recognition with Digital Donor Walls for Non Profits

Established non profit organizations such as the SPCA, United Way, YMCA, and the Red Cross do amazing work for their communities. But the work they do wouldn’t be possible without generous donations. Digital donor walls are the best tools for non profits to recognize donors. They are also excellent for encouraging new donations.

Modern and Cost Effective Donor Recognition

Digital donor walls are a modern, automated method of donor recognition.  They can be used to create digital signs that recognize donors, display photos and biographies, and provide thank you messages. Digital donor walls also allow non profit organizations to keep their donors updated with news and events, as well as updates on how donations are being used. This is something that was impossible or extremely difficult to do with traditional donor recognition methods.

Digital donor walls have a number of advantages over traditional paper-based acknowledgement methods.  They are low-maintenance, easy to set up, and require minimal upfront costs. They can be updated in real time, providing the most up-to-date information on donations and programs. In addition, digital donor walls are easily accessed by donors and potential new supporters on location, and content can even be accessed on their phones.

Improving Visibility

Digital donor walls for non profits increase visibility on location, but they can be visible from anywhere. While some digital signage softwares and donor recognition programs only display on one screen, Progressive Web Applications (PWAs) can display content anywhere. PWAs allow non profit organizations to recognize donors globally. Anyone with a stable internet connection and a modern web browser can view donor content.

Learn more about displaying content on unlimited screens.

Increasing Transparency

Digital donor walls also provide organizations with a platform to showcase stories from those they are helping. This can be extremely powerful in raising awareness and inspiring others to become involved with the organization’s mission.

By prominently displaying information on how donations are used, digital donor walls allow organizations to communicate directly with their supporters. As a result, digital donor walls increase overall transparency and accountability for non profits. Through this communication, donors can feel confident that their contributions are being used in the most effective and efficient manner. 

Strategic Donor Recognition

Finally, digital donor walls help to increase donations through targeted campaigns and fundraising events. Organizations use built in analytics to strategically schedule when to display their targeted campaigns and upcoming events.By engaging directly with current and prospective donors, with the right messaging at the right time, organizations can build relationships that can lead to more frequent,larger, or even new gifts. Digital donor walls allow for non profit organizations to strategically deploy campaigns, recognize donors for their generosity, and encourage new donations.

SPCA and Animal Shelter Digital Donor Wall

SPCA and Animal Shelter Digital Donor Wall

SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) came to Arreya with the vision of creating a digital donor wall. They decided to use Arreya’s creative studio to create custom content to recognize their generous donors. Arreya was proud to help make this donor wall a reality.

Recognizing Donors

SPCA animal digital signage donor recognitionSPCA and animal shelters everywhere advance the safety and quality of life for animals all across the globe. Thanks to their work, thousands of dogs, cats, horses, and other animals have been rescued. SPCA is a non profit organization, and donors are integral to their work. Because of this, they needed a modern and professional way to recognize their donors, and to encourage new donations.

Customizable Content

digital donor wall spca contentArreya’s creative studio gives organizations all the freedom they need to create custom digital donor wall content. Names and donors are easily updated. Another big benefit is that pictures and videos are now easy to replace.

Also, content is scheduled in advance for events and announcements. Overall, Arreya has the tools, hardware, and support needed to properly recognize and encourage new donors and improve digital communications.

Unlimited Devices

Since Arreya is a Progressive Web Application (PWA), it can be deployed to any screen with a modern browser and stable internet connection. For SPCA, this meant that their donor wall could be displayed anywhere. This also allows them to recognize and thank donors on a larger scale, no matter where they are physically located in addition to providing a more engaging viewing experience.

Click here to learn more about using Arreya as a PWA (Progressive Web App).

Seamless Implementation

Arreya’s white glove service made implementing SPCA’s digital donor wall effortless. The digital donor recognition wall is powered by a Chromebox device. The Chromebox was enrolled in a Google Admin Console, which allows it to be locked down in kiosk mode, and then paired to the Arreya channel.  Finally, the Arreya channel automatically pulls in the latest content and donor information from an excel spreadsheet, which means the donor wall always displays the most up-to-date information. 

A Complete Donor Recognition Solution

Arreya was able to provide the SPCA with a complete donor recognition solution. There was no lengthy onboarding process or involvement with third party companies. With support from Arreya’s team, and  also Arreya’s intuitive and robust digital signage software, SPCA was able to easily set up, manage, and display meaningful donor recognition content on their digital donor wall. 

10 Benefits of Hospital Digital Signage

10 Benefits of Hospital Digital Signage

Hospitals need to distribute information quickly and efficiently. Not only do they need to care for patients, they also need to direct everyone to the right place at the right time. Hospital digital signage is being used in many aspects of patient interactions. Using digital signage for wayfinding, check-ins, and waiting rooms. Since it provides a better experience for patients, and helps staff stay organized and up to date, digital signage is an essential tool for hospitals and clinics.  The COVID19 pandemic brought questions about touchscreens and along with it new innovations in touch free and touchless interactions.

1. Wayfinding

Finding your way around can be difficult, especially in larger hospitals. When urgency is the key, obstacles like navigation can increase stress and anxiety in visitors and patients. Hospitals are using digital signage for wayfinding, and they’re experiencing some excellent benefits as a result.

Digital signs display virtual maps, and by using voice assistants, patients simply ask where they need to go and get answers instantly. Voice assistants answer questions through speakers built into the interactive digital signage. Patients also use touch screens and tablets to navigate maps. Hospital administrators can easily update maps, unlike paper counterparts which need to be thrown away and reprinted. Using digital signage for wayfinding allows hospitals to cut back on waste, improve patient experience, and save time. LEARN MORE about using digital wayfinding for hospitals.

2. Checking In 

Hospitals are using digital signage for check-ins now more than ever. This is mainly due to the pandemic, aiming for less contact and therefore less risk of spreading COVID19, but there are also other benefits of using digital signage for hospital check-ins. Patients type in their names or phone numbers and check in through their phones or on a touch screen, eliminating the need to have a dedicated staff member waiting to check everyone in. Once patients have checked in, staff are notified through an email, a display alert, or an audio alert. Patients are able to see estimated wait times and their place in line on digital signage as well as their phones.

Remember, at Arreya, digital signage is any device with a screen. So your wayfinding can be seen on tablets, phones and computers. Beyond the traditional one screen digital signage.

3. Waiting Room Entertainment 

Patients and family members will inevitably spend some time in the waiting room. Hospitals are using digital signage in waiting rooms to entertain people with an array of different content. Digital signs display sports scores and updates, weather, healthy tips, and breaking news. Patients select what they want to view by navigating through presentations on touchscreens and tablets by using digital signage until they find what they want to view.

4. Digital Donor Recognition 

Digital donor recognition is an excellent solution for hospitals. Many hospitals would not be able to execute their life saving work without generous donors.

Hospitals use digital signage to recognize past and present donors, displaying names and donation amounts on screens throughout the hospital. Digital signage software makes it seamless and easy to update or remove names from lists, and updates are deployed instantly. Not only are current donors recognized, but new people are encouraged to donate as well.

Celebrate specific donor stories with video content.  Publish a calendar of events for donors and add a point-of-sale portal for donations at the kiosk.

Digital donor recognition also allow the foundation to extend their reach beyond the typical borders of their donors.  Because the content is viewable on any device from anywhere

5. Call Lights and Room Service

Patients often need to stay in their beds for most of the day when recovering. Nurses answer call lights, bringing medicine, food, or water to patients throughout the day. Hospitals use digital signage to notify nurses when help is being requested, and patients make requests from buttons or tablets located within reach of their beds. Nurses and patients view vitals on screens in real-time by using blood pressure cuffs, heart monitors, and other vital tracking devices in conjunction with digital signs. Nurses and doctors are instantly notified with alarms if a patient’s vitals reach dangerous levels.

Another option is to make one of the TV channels in the patient rooms an information channel. Information specific to patients including cafeteria menus, visiting hours, hospital regulations and special events can be seen by each patient. As easy as turning on the television.

6. Hospital Information

Digital Signage for hospitalsHospital marketing is a perfect fit for digital signage. Welcome visitors with calendar of events, cafeteria menus, promotion videos, weather and much more.

Digital signage is an excellent tool for hospitals to keep up with events throughout the year. Hospital admins schedule content in advance, loading up presentations with holiday specials and countdowns to the date. Content takes minimal time and effort to set up and update, yet it’s so enticing to look at the dynamic media. All screens connected to the specific Arreya channel will display holiday content throughout the hospital simultaneously, in the waiting room, in the cafeteria, and even in different branches or buildings.  Spread the cheer with current information.

7. Health and Wellness Information 

digital signage kiosk wayfinding arreyaHospitals use digital signage for displaying population health data, like vaccine rates. This application is heavily used, particularly since the onset of the COVID19 pandemic.

Hospitals display infection statistics, which are updated automatically. QR codes and links are also displayed on digital signage, so patients and visitors can access information from the CDC, FDA, or other health authorities from their phones.

Kiosks can include hand sanitizer and other sanitation products in an effort to keep germs under control. Vulnerable patients can feel at ease coming to appointments.

8. Cafeteria Menus 

Corporate Digital SignageHospitals need a way to display changing cafeteria menus, and the menus need to be clear and easy to read. Digital signage is an excellent tool for hospital cafeterias, because updates are easy to make, schedule and deploy instantly.

The font is adjustable, and the screens are bright and precise. Content is made ADA compliant, and hospitals no longer need to waste time, money, and material on paper menus. With digital cafeteria menus, visitors and patients can view throughout the hospital. Pushing more people to eat in the hospital.

9. Recognizing Hospital Workers

Digital Signage for HospitalsHospital workers are vital to our society. This is extremely apparent in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nurses and doctors work around the clock, risking illness, especially during early 2020 when personal protective equipment was scarce.

Hospitals are using digital signage to recognize their hard workers. Patient testimonials are displayed on digital signs as well as recognition programs throughout the year. Celebrate wins and successes to motivate employees to continue their efforts.

LEARN MORE about how healthcare workers are being recognized with digital signage.

10. Healthcare Employee Communication 

Behind the scenes, communication is vital to any business, but perhaps it’s even more critical for hospitals and health systems. Patients need the right medication and the right dosage, and timing is critical as well.

Digital signage continues to improve communications within the healthcare industry today. Medical charts are updated and displayed instantly, keeping nurses and doctors up to date on patient status and medical records. Digital signage is displayed throughout hospital break rooms and offices, keeping everyone up to date on events and announcements.

LEARN MORE about the benefits of digital signage for healthcare employees.

Improving Patient and Employee Experience 

Digital signage is the ultimate tool for hospital communication. Both internal and patient communications are streamlined and more effective through the use of digital signage. Doctors and nurses view critical, up to date medical information, while patients view entertaining content in the waiting room. The number of screens and channels of content are customizable, making digital signage scalable for hospitals of all sizes.

Digital signage is improving the experience of patients and healthcare workers today, and future applications will only make it more valuable for hospitals in the future.