Conferences & Training
Testimonials - North American Fundraising and Alumni Relations Study Tour

Past participants have found previous CASE Europe Study Tours to be of huge value:

"The Study Tour provided a depth of insight into a variety of universities' successes and challenges in a way that would simply not be possible in a traditional conference session. The universities involved clearly put great thought and time into their presentations and were incredibly generous in the resources they shared and candid about the lessons they've learned as they've innovated and adapted their strategies. I refer back to those resources and lessons often and stay in touch with several colleagues who were fellow participants of the tour I had the opportunity to meet and get to know over several days-- yet another benefit of the tour. Highly recommended!"

Liz Reilly, Director of Major Gifts, University of Edinburgh

Visiting four very different universities broadened my understanding of fundraising considerably and gave me many good ideas to consider ‘back home'. It was also valuable to spend time with other colleagues from the UK and share experiences, insights and good practice. To top it all, the event was superbly organised and supported by CASE staff. This ensured that it was a high-quality, value-for-money week away from my own University.

Sir David Bell KCB, Vice-Chancellor, University of Reading

The CASE study tour to Canada provided me with an invaluable insight into approaches to development and alumni relations, informing my own thinking and improving the support that I now give to colleagues at Loughborough.

Professor Robert Allison, Vice-Chancellor and President, Loughborough University

Being part of the CASE Study Tour was a truly excellent experience. Attending the tour together - as Vice-Chancellor and Head of Development - allowed us to experience first-hand the Canadian alumni and development model, and in particular the interplay between the various actors. This was essential preparation for us as we begin to build our development activity at Abertay. The opportunity to meet with development professionals, Deans, Vice-Chancellors and majors donors from different types of institutions gave us a valuable insight into how to make fundraising a natural part of university life, engaging colleagues across the university. The open and honest discussions both with the other participants on the Tour and with the Canadian institutions really helped us to understand what is required to create a genuine fundraising culture.

Professor Nigel Seaton, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Abertay Dundee