Although CASE was founded in the United States, our operations and services are growing worldwide. Today, approximately 20 percent of CASE members are institutions based in nearly 60 countries outside of the United States.
The CASE Board of Trustees and the CASE Europe Board of Trustees have adopted two statements affirming CASE's principles for internationalization:
Following are brief descriptions of selected international initiatives.
Since 2003, CASE has received more than US$1.1 million from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to help build advancement programs in parts of Africa. CASE offers training in fundraising and alumni relations to university leaders and advancement professionals as part of the grant. Contact Heidi Mayes (firstname.lastname@example.org), director of international programmes, for more information.
CASE opened an office to serve members in the Asia-Pacific region in May 2007. The office, based in Singapore, provides training and other services to support the growing community of educational advancement professionals in an area that extends south to New Zealand, north to China, west to India and the Middle East and east to Japan. Activities include the annual CASE Asia-Pacific conference and institutes in educational fundraising and alumni relations. Contact CASE Asia-Pacific for more information.
In 1994, CASE opened its first office outside of the United States in London, England, to house operations for CASE Europe. CASE Europe now offers more than 50 conferences, workshops and other training opportunities for members in Europe each year and also plays an active role in advocating for public policy that supports growth of the advancement profession. In 2008, CASE Europe was awarded a three-year, £1.5million grant from the Higher Education Funding Council for England to deliver fundraising training and support for higher education institutions participating in the U.K. government's matched funding scheme for voluntary giving. One-third of Europe's members are from outside of the U.K. Contact CASE Europe for more information.
In July 2011, the CASE Board of Trustees voted to establish an ongoing presence in Latin America following the conclusion of a successful, two-year pilot program. CASE América Latina provides professional development opportunities for advancement practitioners in Latin America and selected CASE resources in Spanish, including a bi-monthly e-newsletter and seminars. Contact Elvira Ibañez (email@example.com), coordinadora para América Latina, for more information.