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Development Across Borders: Why International Alumni and Fundraising Matter
Article,  BriefCASE Article Universities have long played an important role in supporting multiculturalism. Development professionals should continue to participate in this legacy by expanding their focus abroad, says one development expert.

Giving USA 2017: Four Key Trends
Article,  BriefCASE Article Giving to education in the U.S. has reached a new high, according to the recently released Giving USA 2017 report. Growth was fueled in part by the multi-million-dollar gift trend, but also progress in online fundraising and giving to community colleges.

Stay Curious and Focused: Key Advice for Advancement Shops
Article,  BriefCASE Article Development shops can support their institutions by maintaining a steady focus on their mission and an eagerness to learn new things, according to the executive director of one community college foundation.

Improved Posture Improves Performance
Article,  Advancement Weekly Article Managers who adopt certain body poses can boost their confidence and assertiveness, according to research.

Executives Shouldn't Fear Coaching
Article,  Advancement Weekly Article Leaders who embrace coaching are able to develop their skills in critical areas such as conflict resolution and team building, according to new research.

Give a Great Handshake
Article,  Advancement Weekly Article Learning the etiquette of a proper handshake can build a manager’s self-confidence and reputation, says a body language expert.

Maximize Your Webinar Experience
Article,  Advancement Weekly Article Employees should avoid multi-tasking when listening to webinars to get the most out of these online presentations, says a researcher.

Survive a Nitpicking Boss
Article,  Advancement Weekly Article Employees and managers don’t have to let hypercritical supervisors make their work life miserable, says a professional counselor.

Don’t Be Shy at Conferences
Article,  Advancement Weekly Article Sitting in the front row at a conference improves attendees’ focus on presentation material and their chances of meeting speakers, says a networking expert.

Making Self-Improvement Simple
Article,  Advancement Weekly Article Managers and their employees can master any new skill—from public speaking to using social media to analyzing data—by following a few general rules, say workplace experts.

Tips for Managing Your Personal and Professional Networks Online
Article,  BriefCASE Article Should you friend your boss on Facebook? Can you tweet about your "Survivor" obsession? Just how funny can you be when you are the voice of your institution? Attendees at the Social Media and Community conference in Chicago last week grappled with these sorts of questions as they weighed how best to manage their personal and professional networks online.

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