The Giving Guide is Denver’s premier reference guide for charitable giving.
The Giving Guide provides information about nonprofits’ fundraising, events and volunteer opportunities to the Denver business community. The Denver Business Journal underwrites 80% of the cost of the two-page spreads, making it an affordable opportunity for nonprofits. The left hand page is utilized by the nonprofit to share their story, the right hand page is for an ad for either the nonprofit or their sponsor.
Dates and Deadlines for the 2017-2018 edition:
Publication Date: November 24, 2017
Space Reservation: September 15, 2017
Content Materials Due: September 18, 2017
Click here to download a .pdf containing advertising information for the 2017-2018 Giving Guide.
Print Sizes and Specifications
The Giving Guide is a heat-set, trimmed and perfect-bound publication measuring 10.5 inches wide x 14 inches tall.
Ads in a cover position
- Bleed is 10.75” wide x 14.25” tall
- Trim size is 10.5” wide x 14” tall
- Add a 0.375” bleed on all sides
- Full page: 9.25”w x 13”h
- Half Horizontal:9.25"w x 6.25"h
Registration/Crop marks are unnecessary. If they are needed, place marks OUTSIDE the bleed.
- Ads must be submitted as PDF/X-1a files.
- Files must be prepared in a layout program such as InDesign. Type must remain vector and the fonts must be outlined or embedded. PDF files created by Adobe Photoshop or Word are not considered camera-ready.
- Color ads should be CMYK only. Pantone or spot colors are never used.
- Color ads should not have an ink density higher than 300%.
- Minimum photo resolution is 300 dpi. The Book of Lists is printed at a 85 lpi line screen.
Ads must be delivered at size. Ads that are submitted with dimensions different than listed above will be modified or stretched to fit the space that was reserved. Denver Business Journal will not “float” ads submitted smaller than the space that was reserved.
Partial page ads must have borders or artwork that clearly defines the outer edge of the ad. A hairline rule will be added around any ad submitted with white space on any side.
Please submit print ads via our ftp server. Files up to 1GB in size are accepted.
- Using your Web browser, go to: http://filetransfer.amcity.com.
- Fill in your contact information and select “Send ad files to ACBJ publications.”
- Then select Denver Business Journal and follow the instructions.
Please send all copy for the left-hand page to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Space constraints for each section:
(Address, Phone, Website, President/CEO, Year established, Service Area, Mission Statement, Goals)
Word Count: 200, Character Count: 1,400
(Fundraising Events, Volunteer Opportunities, Giving Opportunities, Photo)
Word Count: 450, Character Count: 3,600
Board of Directors
Word Count: 150, Character Count: 800
Click thumbnail to see a sample left-hand profile page.