CASE membership is institutionally/organizationally based, entitling all staff to the standard level of member benefits listed below. Upgrading individual staff members to premier membership, for a small annual fee, provides an enhanced suite of resources —denoted by (P)— to those individuals.
Select from the following links to view details on the benefits of CASE membership or print a member benefits brochure.
(P) denotes a CASE Premier Membership benefit.
Conferences and online seminars - Nearly 100 conferences and online seminars each year offer practical solutions to professionals at all experience levels in all advancement disciplines. Member institutions receive up to 40 percent off the regular conference rate. Members with premier-level benefits receive special savings on select conferences. (P)
Career Central- Provides key career services geared to both job seekers and employers, including job listings and postings.
Advancement Talk: Monthly Podcasts (P) - Keep up-to-date on the latest developments in advancement with these informative podcasts. Learn what trends lay on the horizon, get briefings on the most critical management issues, get tips on staffing strategies and much more.
CURRENTS (P) - Members with premier-level benefits receive this award-winning magazine nine times a year and have exclusive access to an online digital version and a searchable database of past CURRENTS articles.
Books - CASE publishes dozens of titles geared to every facet of the advancement field with practical information that directly serves readers' needs. Member institutions receive a discount.
White Papers (P) - CASE white papers explore advancement concepts, best practices, trends and research of interest to advancement leaders and decision-makers in alumni relations, communications, fundraising, marketing and related areas.
Advancement Weekly E-Newsletter (P) - This timely e-newsletter will help you manage people, budgets and resources with confidence.
CASE InfoCenter (P) - Knowledgeable staff offer members with premier-level benefits personalized assistance to find targeted resources for their needs.
MatchMyGift™ App for Smartphones (P) - Perfect for your on-the-go meetings with donors, the app allows you to verify if a donor is matching gift eligible, confirm if an employer has a matching gift program, review corporation policies and procedures, and more.
Good Question Archive - These extensive online resource collections help you explore a variety of advancement topics, from student philanthropy and international alumni relations to infographics.
Online Sample Collections - See more than 20 collections of policies, publications and other materials to help you develop your own.
Resources for Institutionally Related Foundations - Provides college and university foundations with training, information and resources.
CASE Affiliated Student Advancement Programs - This association encourages student involvement in advancement. Member institutions can join CASE ASAP for a nominal annual fee.
Office, meeting and event space at CASE - Member institutions conducting business or hosting school, college or university events can request access to free meeting and event space at any of the three CASE offices.
CASE Peer Advancement Review - Bring a team of educational advancement experts to your campus for a confidential, objective review process. It is designed to help your institution understand how its advancement operations compare to best practices in the field.
CASE Benchmarking Toolkit - The new benchmarking toolkit helps advancement professionals benchmark activities, staffing, budgets and other aspects of their programs with those of peer institutions through self-selected communities of practice. Communities use the CASE Benchmarking Toolkit to design and conduct their own surveys, review results, and instantly download charts directly into reports.
Advancement Compensation Survey - North American member institutions continuously update this ongoing survey of advancement salaries.
CASE Survey of Educational Fundraising Campaigns - This annual survey of North American member institutions is based on the CASE Campaign Standards, developed to ensure uniform reporting of campaign results.
CASE Member Magazine Readership Survey - This Web-based survey, sponsored by Qualtrics, is designed to help members gain understanding of how their constituents read their most important periodical publication (usually a magazine) and compare their results to those of peer institutions.
Other surveys - CASE conducts a number of surveys and other research projects on the advancement profession each year and makes the results available to members.
Member Directory - All members are listed in the online directory and have basic contact search capabilities. Expanded search features including primary responsibility, institution type, advancement experience and more are available to members with premier-level benefits. (P)
Volunteer and leadership opportunities - Get involved with CASE as a volunteer leader, speaker, judge, conference planner, author or more. In doing so, you will not only contribute to the development of the profession but grow your network of advancement colleagues.
Listservs - Find a quick answer, seek advice and connect with colleagues through advancement-related discussion groups.
e-Headlines - Each weekday morning, CASE posts the top education-related headlines from leading U.S. and international news sources on its Web site. Members can opt for inbox delivery of this feature.
BriefCASE - This monthly e-newsletter highlights advancement-related news, research and trends.
Public policy - CASE updates member institutions about advancement-related news, legislation and policy decisions in Congress, the White House and federal agencies.
Social networks - Connect with peers, ask other advancement professionals questions and join discussions on any of CASE's social network pages including: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Asia-Pacific Ning group and Europe's Matched Funding Ning group.
Recognizing best practices
Award programs that recognize outstanding work, best practices and scholarship in advancement include:
Awards honoring individuals or organizations for leadership and contributions to the advancement profession include:
CASE sponsors several annual scholarships, including International Scholarships Program to defray member fees toward conference attendance, the Virginia Carter Smith Scholarship Program for newcomers at member institutions and the SimpsonScarborough Scholars Program for new communications and marketing practitioners in the educational advancement profession.
In addition to CASE's own member discounts on hundreds of products and services, a growing list of Educational Partners and affiliated companies offer discounted services to members, including:
CASE Europe - CASE's London office offers programs, information and resources for member institutions in the United Kingdom, Ireland and mainland Europe. CASE Europe members receive announcements about relevant programs and services as well as access to the popular listserv EUROCASE-L.
CASE Asia-Pacific - Based in Singapore, this office serves the evolving needs of the growing advancement profession throughout Asia, Australia and New Zealand.