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.

Experience Powered by Northeastern

Experience Powered by Northeastern, is the university’s most far-reaching, innovative fundraising and engagement campaign yet. In the coming five years, our community seeks to raise $1.3 billion in support of these six priority areas:

    • Student Opportunities
    • Faculty Excellence
    • Research
    • Diverse Connections
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Global Exploration

To learn more, explore the Experience campaign website, and explore the resources below.

Business Cards and Gifts

Women and Entrepreneurship

Northeastern’s Women Who Empower initiative is grounded in the belief that diverse and inclusive communities empower a better world. With the help of a network of strong, distinguished, and inspiring individuals,  Women Who Empower is committed to supporting community members through meaningful events, scholarship support, mentorship programs, and more.

To learn more about women’s entrepreneurship projects, please explore the areas below.

Women's Interdisciplinary Society of Entrepreneurs (WISE)

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. 

COVID-19 Research

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Northeastern’s students, faculty, and researchers worked 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
Pharmaceutical Development

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


Kendall Fowler

Videographer/Production Specialist


Sam Cosenza

Design Specialist/Production Designer


Ryan Kenney

Post Production Specialist

Victoria Tsang

Communications Associate


Wendy Umana

Design Associate