Spread the Word and Change the World

People with laptops around a table with the words digital marketing in the center.

Create websites and marketing materials for non-profit organizations around the world to expand their outreach and program success.

Project description

Many non-profit organizations around the world operate on very limited budgets. Oftentimes there are just enough funds to help the people the organization serves. The cost of getting marketing materials and websites up and operational is prohibitive. With your help many of these global non-profits (NGOs) can reach out to a world of potential funders as well as like minded partners to change their part of the world in meaningful ways.

This project aligns with the UN SDG #17 to strengthen global partnerships.

Project outcome

Depending on partners' needs students will produce posters, flyers, websites, presentations, commercials (videos), or short documentaries.

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment Less than a semester (1-2 months) 
Start time Anytime 
In-person, remote, or hybrid?
Level of collaboration Students can work in groups or individually. 
Benefits Research experience
Who is eligible All undergraduate students 

Core partners

Project mentor

Cindi Tysick

Director of Education Services (Research, Education and Outreach);

UB Libraries

520C Lockwood Library

Phone: (716) 645-8629

Email: cat2@buffalo.edu

Start the project

  1. Email the project mentor using the contact information above to express your interest and get approval to work on the project. (Here are helpful tips on how to contact a project mentor.)
  2. After you receive approval from the mentor to start this project, click the button to start the digital badge. (Learn more about ELN's digital badge options.) 

Preparation activities

Once you begin the digital badge series, you will have access to all the necessary activities and instructions. Your mentor has indicated they would like you to also complete the specific preparation activities below. Please reference this when you get to Step 2 of the Preparation Phase. 

  • Meeting with librarian Cynthia Tysick to go over the open projects. Preparation will depend on the NGO and the project. It could include reviewing literature, interviewing the NGO, learning a piece of software or hardware.


Research, Education, Outreach and Library