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The MARKETING and COMMUNICATIONS TEAM in CU’s Office of Advancement provides professional and creative guidance to ensure your message informs and excites donors. From start to finish, we help you imagine, refine and complete your project with a focus on efficiency.

Here’s how we do that.

While we produce a variety of marketing collateral to fulfill your specific needs, we work together best when we understand your goals at a project’s initial stage. From there, we collaborate with you to create a communications strategy and determine what channels and products best suit these aims.

We’d love to partner with you on projects and help you meet your fundraising priorities. Call 303-541-1218 or email with questions.




We write, design and publish print and digital materials so your message resonates with donors and prospects. We produce financial planning documents, fundraising brochures, pledge cards, event invitations, advertisement, donor letters, postcards and more. Here are links to recent examples.


Program-specific brochures:

Gift planning and financial education documents:

2015 senior gift collateral:

Book writing, design and publication

Donor letter writing and design

First-time donor postcards

Event invitations

Magazine advertisements



Our stories about donors, students, staff and programs spotlight the impact of giving, and are featured in a variety of publications both in print and online. Here are some recent features.

1000 More: stories that feature scholarship students at CU Denver

We profile students who benefit from CU Denver’s 1000 More scholarship initiative that aims to triple private support for scholarships by 2020.

William Mundo photo

Scholarships help student pack passion for public health into busy schedule

Creating Futures: a magazine series focusing on the impact of giving

Creating Futures magazines has been one of the many vehicles in which we highlight the impact of CU philanthropy and the generosity and passions of CU donors. Though the magazine’s publication ended with the December 2013 completion of the Creating Futures campaign, we have many CU channels through which we tell stories and are considering a new storytelling platform for the future.


Mission continued: CU Denver helps vets transition from battlefields to boardrooms


Tragedy leads to empowerment

Philanthropy at Work: a feature series on faculty/staff giving to CU

Our Philanthropy at Work series spotlights staff and faculty giving and shows how everyone can include CU in their giving plans.


For the love of science, giving to CU is crucial for retired faculty couple



Do you have good news to share? We write news releases about significant gifts and partner with campus communicators to reach a wide audience. Here are some recent news releases:



As the hub of Advancement’s eCommunications, we provide access and training for CU’s eComm platform, and guidance on how best to reach your audiences. We also customize emails, forms, templates and campaign strategies.



We add visual flair to campaigns and stewardship efforts with professional video and photography. We also connect you with affordable, high-quality contract professionals for event photography and video.

Student profile: Scholarships helps William Mundo pack passion for public health into busy schedule

Annual Giving campaign: CU-Boulder’s continued excellence powered by fund for CU




We encouraged Facebook followers to share their love of CU and send their favorite alum, donor, parent, faculty, staff, student or friend a digital Valentine. See more.


On Feb. 12, 2015, the College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU-Boulder celebrated the grand openings of Chevron spaces. The Idea Forge event offered wind-up toy races and a paper airplane contest, and the JSCBB event allowed guests to visit a class and see student experiments firsthand. See more.