Advancement Resources

We use a lot of acronyms! Here is a list that will help you understand our shorthand.

The Advancement Community Calendar is an up-to-date list of all internal events and professional development opportunities. This is where you will find information about upcoming events such as our Town Halls, Roundtables, or Food Truck Day!

We’ve developed a document to facilitate the sharing of relevant external events to the advancement community. This document is designed to be dynamic and editable, allowing advancement staff to contribute upcoming events and associated information as they become scheduled. Please note that university or advancement-related events are eligible for inclusion. 

This Box folder includes a complete selection of onboarding/orientation resources.

OVCIA websites

Advancement website

This site is currently undergoing a content and design update, and the new version should be ready by the end of the year.

STORIED magazine

This award-winning magazine appears in both print and a digital version. The print version is mailed each fall to all donors $1000+ in the last FY or $25,000+ lifetime giving.

Giving form

We often link directly to our giving form, where donors can make gifts. This is connected directly to the Foundation who processes all our gifts.

Campus Information/Resources

The university’s strategic plan is called Boldly Illinois: 2030 Strategic Planning. Chancellor Jones rolled this out in 2022 at the Boldly Illinois Strategic Planning Summit, which you can watch here.

Chancellor Jones released his annual State of the University Annual Report in December 2023.

The Office of Strategic Communications and Marketing, often called StratCom, oversees the campus branding guidelines. They are currently rolling out a new brand platform. If you have specific questions, you can contact OVCIA’s Art Director Joe Brumleve who is well-versed in the brand.

This is a list of all social media accounts run by units on campus. StratCom oversees the campus-level social media accounts, including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and X.

Community Resources

If you’re new to the area, check out New Resident Resources.

Chambana Moms and Smile Politely are two local resources that provide news and announcements of things to do in C-U.

The Developmental Services Center is a non-profit that provides services and support for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, currently serving approximately 1,200 people in Champaign and Ford counties. 

Visit Krannert Center for the Performing Arts for amazing performances, Krannert Uncorked, etc.

Attend a play or movie at the Virginia Theatre.

Explore Krannert Art Museum – FREE concerts, lectures, openings, family programs, etc.

Experience Japan House and the Arboretum.

Listen to WILL radio AM/FM

Attend an athletic event.

Take the Library tour.

Bowl at the Illini Union

Attend annual open houses – Engineering, Veterinary Medicine, ACES, etc.

This document provides some suggestions of local contractors, mortgage lenders, repair firms that may be helpful as you settle into your new home.