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alumni and advancement resources

For Alumni and Advancement offices, finding ways to engage meaningfully and consistently with their diverse audiences is a persistent – and critical – challenge. To connect effectively, teams need to tap in to the emotional connection Alumni and donors carry for their schools and turn that in to active support and participation.

We provide creative and engaging solutions to these challenges.

New Research: Promotional Products and Fundraising

Fundraising for colleges and universities has always been important, but perhaps never more than it is today. Colleges are constantly looking for insights into best practices to help make their campaigns successful.

Can promotional products can help in fundraising?

We commissioned a study to examine the impact promotional products may have on decisions by alumni to donate to their alma mater. The full report is available for download to the right. >>

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How Swag Impacts Alumni Donations

project stories

Our project stories highlight some of the innovative and impactful ways we’ve worked with clients to incorporate promotional product solutions that help solve alumni and advancement challenges:

Advancement Stories

Giving Day

The University of Hartford added sticker postcards to their annual Day of Giving outreach, breaking records and breezing past campaign goals.

Giving Day

Branded socks helped the University of Southern Illinois – Edwardsville generate awareness and incentivize donations for two different fundraising campaigns.

Thanking Donors

Baldwin Wallace University used a custom puzzle to celebrate its longtime donors.

Alumni Outreach

New Alumni Engagement

Humboldt State University connected with new alums using a custom two-sided sticker sheet included as part of the university’s diploma mailing.

New Alumni Engagement

DePauw University developed a fully-branded graduation pack with plenty of ways for new alumni to show their pride.

New Alumni Engagement

The team at West Chester University used a garden flag mailer pack as part of a campaign to drive donations.


The Alumni Relations and Events team at the University of Iowa College of Law used a yearbook-style class photo puzzle and other items for its reunion.


The University of West Florida used a custom-built reunion package to induct alumni into the Golden Graduates.

Engaging All Alumni

The University of Dayton added a custom full page sticker sheet bound directly into the alumni magazine.

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Explore even more options in our Alumni & Advancement Showroom to get inspired with more possibilities.

Postage Permits

We are happy to mail using a client’s USPS non-profit number. Here are a few best practices for this to go smoothly. Let our team know up front on the project so we can make sure to get the information we need right away. 

While our mail house does prefer to use their permit number for the mailing, we can use the client’s permit, If using their permit number, ensure there is enough postage to cover the mailing.

The information we need to in order to use a client’s nonprofit number includes the following:

Formatting the Mailing List

Our account team will advise on specific requirements for your project’s mailing list.  We generally recommend these best practices to format the mailing list: