Empower Toolkit

Thank you for volunteering to ensure the success of the Northeastern University campus campaign. Together, our efforts to make Empower: The Campaign for Northeastern University a success will give meaning to “the power of we.”

Volunteers play a crucial role in helping to raise awareness and investment for Empower. Below are materials to help you in this service role.

Please feel free to contact University Advancement with any questions you might have or to suggest and item for the toolkit that may be useful to other campus volunteers.


Campaign Fast Facts


With a goal of raising $1 billion in support by 2017, Empower: The Campaign for Northeastern University, will engage generous individuals, as well as industry and government partners, to increase our resources to fuel three strategic areas:

  • Student support and financial aid
  • Faculty advancement and expansion
  • Innovation in education and research

The Campus Campaign is an investment in people—in our students, in our faculty, and, ultimately, in our country and the world. Backed by “the power of we”—alumni, friends, faculty, staff, students, foundations, corporations, and government—the campaign will take Northeastern to new heights.


Downloads, Samples, and Resources


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Ways to Give


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Frequently Asked Questions



Why does Northeastern need faculty and staff support?

When we stand behind the university, we send a powerful message to others. Our support signals confidence in Northeastern and its future. Collectively, our participation inspires philanthropy from other individuals as well as corporations, foundations, and government agencies.

How much should I give? Will my gift be confidential?

Giving by faculty and staff is entirely optional and voluntary. Every gift matters, no matter the size. A robust rate of participation is the ultimate goal. In the Faculty and Staff Campaign, all gifts are confidential unless the donor elects to add his or her name to a Faculty and Staff Honor Roll of Donors.

How does payroll deduction work?

Payroll deduction is an easy way to make a gift. When you enroll in payroll deduction, your gift is automatically deducted from your paycheck in the amount and time frame you specify. You can set up a payroll deduction here.

Alternatively, you can submit a paper form, downloadable here.

Can I make a gift online?

Gifts may be made with a credit card at a secure site online. Visit our giving form here.

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Gifts to Northeastern are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of state and federal laws. To explore the tax implications of your donation, please consult a tax adviser and/or legal counsel.

My spouse works for a matching gift company. How might this help Northeastern?

If your spouse’s company participates in a matching gift program, you can double or even triple your contribution to Northeastern. If your spouse’s employer is a participant, simply enclose the company’s matching gift form, which is typically available on the company’s website, along with your check, made payable to Northeastern University.


Empower: The Campaign for Northeastern sends its message out through a number of media. These videos are a glimpse into the campaign’s progress, message and milestones.

Click here to visit the Empower channel on Vimeo.

Additional Materials


Please contact Carolyn Jasinski for additional Empower Volunteer Materials, including:

·               Empower signage
·               Empower lapel pins
·               Empower tattoos
·               “I Empower” arrows
·               Photo booth set up
·               Guest presenter

CJASINCarolyn Jasinski
Director, Leadership Relations