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Large Gifts Support Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Asia-Pacific
Article,  BriefCASE Article Recent gifts to Singapore and New Zealand universities will enhance business and entrepreneurship programs on campus, according to news reports.

Summer Institute for Educational Fundraising Snapshot: Q&A with Chair Fritz Schroeder
Article,  BriefCASE Article While educational fundraising is experiencing growth, the profession also faces a big challenge: the constant demand for talented staff, says Fritz Schroeder, vice president of development and alumni relations at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Schroeder is the chair of the Summer Institute for Educational Fundraising, July 24-28, at Dartmouth in Hanover, New Hampshire.

White Paper: A Brief Introduction to the Science of Fundraising
Article,  BriefCASE Article A recently released white paper on the science of philanthropy explores the usefulness of looking to social science research to enhance fundraising strategies.

Build a Robust Fundraising Operation from the Ground Up
Article,  BriefCASE Article Leaders of institutions looking to build a culture of philanthropy from scratch must first invest in full-time fundraising professionals, says a CASE faculty member who recently presented at a university in Mexico.

Integrate Alumni into Giving Plans
Article,  Community College News Article Community college advancement leaders should incorporate alumni into their institution’s long-term fundraising plans, says one foundation director.

Free Tuition or Not, a Fundraiser's Job Remains the Same
Article,  Community College News Article Even if students could attend community college for free—as President Obama proposed last month— chief fundraisers at two institutions whose students already benefit from local free-tuition programs say their jobs wouldn’t change significantly.

Plan Today for Success Tomorrow
Article,  Community College News Article Every community college advancement office needs a cohesive annual fundraising plan, says one foundation director.

Fundraising Must Be Strategic to Succeed
Article,  BriefCASE Article To achieve sustained fundraising success, leaders of UK universities must strategically align philanthropy with their institution’s strategic plan, according to a new report.

CEO Support Key to Award-Winning Fundraising
Article,  Community College News Article Advancement leaders at community colleges recently honored by CASE credit strong presidential support of their work for improvements in their institution’s fundraising.

Overcoming the Reluctance to Build Fundraising
Article,  BriefCASE Article Some international school leaders in the Asia-Pacific region are still reluctant to embrace fundraising despite growing opportunity, says a CASE faculty member.

Focusing on What Matters
Article,  BriefCASE Article Educational institutions should think less about themselves and what they need and more about their broad constituencies and what they need, said a keynote speaker at the recent CASE Conference for Community College Advancement.

UK Academic Leaders, Others Learn about Fundraising from Canadian Institutions
Article,  BriefCASE Article More than eight academic leaders learned about the importance of stewardship, what motivates donors to give and the impact of institutional branding during a recent CASE Europe fundraising study tour to four Canadian institutions.

Need for Student Affairs Fundraising on the Rise
Article,  BriefCASE Article Student affairs programming on many campuses is expanding and so is the need for dedicated fundraising to support it, say two CASE faculty members.

Make an Idea ‘Go Viral’
Article,  Advancement Weekly Article A marketing professor says there are rational reasons why certain ideas "go viral," several of which can be leveraged when marketing a nonprofit fundraising campaign.

New Survey Explores Role of Technology in Fundraising, Alumni Relations
Article,  BriefCASE Article Fundraisers and alumni relations practitioners believe advancement-enabling technology, such as events management software, is central to meeting their goals but say a lack of staff prevents them from using technology more effectively. That’s according to a recent survey of advancement practitioners.

Three Paths to Fundraising Success
Article,  Community College News Article There’s more than one way for a community college to significantly improve its overall fundraising performance. Just ask three award-winning institutions from Kentucky, New York and Virginia.

Health Fundraising Gains Traction in the U.K.
Article,  BriefCASE Article Sensing a new market for donor cultivation, more universities in the United Kingdom are interested in integrating fundraising for health research into their existing development operations.

New Best Practices in Prospect Research
Article,  BriefCASE Article If done effectively, prospect research has the potential to substantially improve the fundraising efforts of higher education institutions. A new report, based on an analysis of survey data from a cross-section of institutions in the United States, identifies 10 of the best practices used by high-performing fundraising programs.

Lessons for All Following Inquiry into UK University's Libyan Ties
Article,  BriefCASE Article The United Kingdom's former Lord Chief Justice released last month a report on the findings from an inquiry into links between the London School of Economics and Political Science and the regime of recently deposed Libyan dictator Muammar el Qaddafi. And though the focus of the investigation, including its recommendations for reform, concern but one British institution, the executive director of CASE Europe says there are lessons for those in higher education around the globe.

Fundraising Model Proves Successful for Smaller Institutions
Article,  BriefCASE Article With a bit of ingenuity and complete trust in its volunteers, a two-person advancement team at a community college in California raised US$40,000 in two weeks. Officials behind the campaign blitz say their formula for success is tailor-made for two-year and four-year institutions with limited staff and resources.

Donors Optimistic About 2011 Giving
Article,  BriefCASE Article Fundraisers have the power to increase donor retention and gift value by communicating measurable results of giving, reports a new survey on donor giving in North America.

Multichannel Donor Marketing: "No More Talk; Let's Make it Happen!"
Article,  BriefCASE Article Donors don't just read email and answer phone calls; they have access to and are influenced by a wide range of media. Reaching out to donors using multiple channels not only makes sense but also has the potential for greater sustained outreach and gift-giving, according to nonprofit marketing experts.

Donors Demand More Accountability from Nonprofits, Survey Says
Article,  BriefCASE Article A global survey on the state of the nonprofit industry reveals that donors worldwide are demanding more accountability of nonprofits.

HBCUs Can Build Stronger Support through Faculty, Others with Vested Interest
Article,  BriefCASE Article Historically black colleges and universities that engage faculty, staff, alumni and other "vested" individuals in their overall fundraising efforts enjoy stronger giving and volunteer support. That’s according to three presenters at a recent CASE Online Speaker Series.

Connecting with Donor of the Future Requires Thought, Strategic Plan
Article,  BriefCASE Article The changing economy and social media are among the factors shaping a new generation of donors, and fundraisers must “get smarter” and learn what motivates this group to give, according to a recent article in University Business.

Grateful Patients are Often Giving Donors
Article,  BriefCASE Article Individuals who have received care at an academic medical center are usually very grateful—and giving, if asked.

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