Advancement Communications Resource Library

Advancement Communications collaborates with partners across Northeastern—from fundraisers to faculty—to create materials that inspire our alumni, parents, and friends to help further the university’s mission. Our team develops marketing publications and design solutions, and produces multimedia projects that tell the story of how philanthropy is empowering our community to achieve what’s next.

In support of Northeastern’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) action plan—and institution-wide priorities—University Advancement has identified areas where we can join with philanthropic partners to power meaningful, lasting change on all of our campuses.

To learn about DEI funding opportunities within our community, please explore the areas below.

COVID-19 Research Opportunities

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Northeastern’s students, faculty, and researchers are working across disciplines to predict and slow the virus’s spread, aid healthcare workers on the frontlines, secure the supply chain, and more.

To learn about projects within the university’s research enterprise, please explore the areas below. 

Biopharmaceutical Analysis Training Laboratory (BATL)
Digital Public Scholarship
Public Health and Resilience

Downloadable Publications

We offer an assortment of materials, such as one-pagers inviting support of areas ranging from co-op to fellowships, to program-specific fundraising brochures. For more information or to request a publication, contact Noelle Shough, Executive Director of Advancement Communications, at 617.373.8419 or


Advancement Video Library

The video library is an easy-to-access home for hundreds of videos created for various University Advancement-related events, initiatives, and messages.  Thanks to included metadata, this database is sortable using the provided tags or the search bar. 

Our Services

From crafting persuasive prose to producing polished documentaries, our team stands at the ready to create resources that help engage your audiences. To discuss your needs and objectives, contact Noelle Shough, Executive Director of Advancement Communications, at 617.373.8419 or


Our writers will partner with you to develop compelling messaging for resources such as one-pagers and brochures; donor gift stories and profiles; and major gift proposals and cases for support. And when you need an extra set of eagle eyes on a document, we’re happy to lend our proofreading and editing expertise.


Our design team delivers first-rate, stylish publications from beginning to end. We will work with you to generate brochures, multipage pieces, trifolds, ads, stewardship gifts, and newslettersand even your professional presentations. In addition, we advise on best practices in accordance with Northeastern branding.


From short documentaries and biopics, to scripted narratives and punchy sizzle reels, we specialize in a wide array of video production. Our team is creative, capable, and goal-oriented—and we’ll manage your project from conception to completion

Web & Social Media

We engage Northeastern’s online audiences through interactive webpage design, strategic content management, and lively social media channels. We create sites for mini-campaigns, event coverage, and other initiatives; build digital fundraising proposals; design and refresh branding; and advise on best social media practices. 

Brand Guidelines and Resources

Northeastern’s Office of External Affairs oversees university branding, including graphic identity, web design and experience, editorial guidelines, and merchandise licensing. Review standards for:

The Digital Repository Service (DRS) is an archive that houses photos of Northeastern students, faculty, campus, events, and more. You may access it using your MyNortheastern username and password.

Northeastern Ambassadors

Started by President Joseph E. Aoun in 2011, Northeastern Ambassadors are a group of alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends who are champions of the university. They serve in a wide range of volunteer roles—from board members to alumni community leaders—that reflect their unique interests and expertise.

Ambassadors receive insider information through emailed Ambassador Alerts and a yearly print mailing of the Institutional Accomplishments brochure, plus occasional swag. To add an individual to the roster, contact Christine Burgermaster, Senior Associate Director of Advancement Communications, at 617.373.5135 or

Who We Are

Noelle Shough

Executive Director


Jeb Fisher

Director of Video


Christine Burgermaster

Senior Associate Director


Rachel Keane

Associate Director of Design


David Manning

Assistant Director


Shway Shreyarthi

Communications Specialist


Tony Simonetti

Post Production Specialist


Kendall Fowler

Videographer/Production Specialist


Victoria Tsang

Communications Associate