Do you have an idea that will change the world?
... a technology looking for a market?
... a social program that makes a difference?

Branda Communications will bring your vision to light.

whether you are looking for funding, talent, partners or customers, we will work with you to craft a compelling message that gets the response you want. And we will help you create and execute a plan that reaches your audience in the most efficient and effective way.


communications planning

grant and proposal writing

content creation for print and digital campaigns

project management

Erica Branda is a results-driven communicator specializing in transformational ideas:

  • more than 15 years writing research and academic stories for government, business and general audiences at TRLabs, The New Media Innovation Centre, the National Research Council Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation and Simon Fraser University
  • close to 10 years motivating donors to support research and academic initiatives at SFU
  • lead on the launch of SFU’s award-winning 50th anniversary fundraising campaign, The Power of Engagement

    The Power of Engagement

    SFU’s $250 million fundraising campaign aims to raise funds for initiatives that will support the university's strategic vision: To be the leading engaged university defined by its dynamic integration of innovative education, cutting-edge research and far-reaching community engagement.

    Campaign messaging was developed to inspire people to make gifts by clearly demonstrating the “multiplier” impact of donations. The case statement, campaign video and launch event worked together to showcase, through stories and diagrams, how recent gifts have made a difference for students, research and our communities.

Erica Branda


CASE District VIII — 2014

  • SILVER for SFU’s 50th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign Case for Support
  • BRONZE for SFU’s 50th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign Video

CCAE Prix d’Excellence — 2014

  • GOLD for Best Development Event
  • BRONZE for Campaign Case Statement and Materials
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