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
- Diverse Connections
- Global Exploration
To learn more, explore the Experience campaign website, and explore the resources below.
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.
Campus Messages and Initiatives
- Click Here for the Latest University Messages on DEI Plans and Progress
- Message on the Buffalo Shooting—May 15, 2022
- Message from President Joseph E. Aoun: Moving Forward—May 26, 2022
- Message on the Anniversary of the Atlanta Shootings—March 16, 2022
- 2021 Community Benefits Report
- DEI Update—July 6, 2021
- DEI Update—June 3, 2021
- Message on the Anniversary of George Floyd’s Murder—May 21, 2021
- Message from President Joseph E. Aoun on Racial Equity—October 19, 2020
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.
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 email@example.com.
Case Statements and One-Pagers
College- and Unit-Specific Materials
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.
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.
College of Arts, Media and Design
College of Engineering
- Harnessing Data
- Human-Machine Interaction
- Hospital/Pharmaceutical Optimization
- Vaccines and Diagnostics
- Overview of COE Projects (PDF)
College of Science
- Combating COVID-19 With Innovative Research
- Examining the Long-term Effects of COVID-19 Through Groundbreaking Research
- Understanding Intrapatient SARS CoV-2 Variants
- Proximity Ligation Assay
College of Social Sciences and Humanities
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 newsletters—and 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.
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:
- Brand specifications, including design elements, downloads, and more
- Northeastern’s editorial style, such as when to capitalize titles and other punctuation rules
- The university’s abbreviations for colleges and academic degrees
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.
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 email@example.com.
Who We Are
Director of Video
Senior Associate Director
Associate Director of Design
Design Specialist/Production Designer
Post Production Specialist