Director of Communications
For Immediate Release
Oct. 3, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two parallel surveys of chief executive officers and chief development officers at community colleges reveal significant gaps in perspectives by these senior leaders with respect to fundraising goals, resources and their respective roles.
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education recently conducted the two surveys of CEOs and CDOs at community colleges. Some key findings of the “Mind the Gap” surveys include:
The survey also revealed a number of factors that appear to correlate with fundraising success at community colleges, including:
The full results of the surveys are to be presented Oct. 3 at CASE’s inaugural Conference for Community College Advancement, the first national gathering of advancement professionals from two-year institutions.
“We believe the results of these surveys will help foster honest dialogue between community college presidents and chief development officers about their respective roles, goals for the institutions and how they might better collaborate to achieve them,” says John Lippincott, CASE president.
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CASE was founded in 1974 and maintains headquarters in Washington, D.C., with offices in London (CASE Europe, 1994), Singapore (CASE Asia-Pacific, 2007) and Mexico City (CASE América Latina, 2011).
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To fulfill their missions and to meet both individual and societal needs, colleges, universities and independent schools rely on—and therefore must foster—the good will, active involvement, informed advocacy and enduring support of alumni, donors, prospective students, parents, government officials, community leaders, corporate executives, foundation officers and other external constituencies.
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