Membership
Member Benefit Details

Select from the following links to view details on the benefits of CASE membership.


Professional Development and Staff Recruitment
  • Career Central—Provides key career services geared to both job seekers and employers, including job listings and postings.
  • e-Mentoring—Connects members globally to provide a networking space for professional development.

Publications
  • Currents Magazine—All members receive the digital format of this award-winning magazine nine times a year and have exclusive access to a searchable database of past Currents articles. Institutions also receive an allotted number of print subscriptions to Currents.
  • Books/E-Books—CASE publishes dozens of titles geared to every facet of the advancement field with practical information that directly serves readers' professional needs. Member institutions receive a discount.
  • White Papers—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—This timely e-newsletter will help you manage people, budgets and resources with confidence.

Resources and Services
  • CASE Webinars—CASE webinars provide a deep-dive into specific topics in advancement services, alumni relations, communications and marketing, fundraising, and advancement management. Additionally, you'll find webinars on emerging trends that will help you stay current in your field. Use these invaluable, on-demand training resources to get yourself—and your shop—ahead.
  • CASE Library (formerly the CASE InfoCenter)—The CASE Library is a robust hub of online resources for all members. Maintained by five librarians, this comprehensive library supports the information needs of our global members who advance the many goals of their institutions.
  • MatchMyGift™ App for Smartphones—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.
  • Center for Community College Advancement—provides training and resources to help community colleges build and sustain effective fundraising, alumni relations and communications and marketing programs. The center offers members a mix of programs and products designed specifically for community colleges as well as resources developed for educational institutions of all types.
  • CASE Affiliated Student Advancement Programs (CASE ASAP)—Comprised of student alumni associations, student foundations and similar organizations at more than 300 CASE member institutions. Its goal is to foster and enhance student involvement in all areas of advancement—from alumni relations and communications to fundraising, marketing and related areas.
  • 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.

Surveys, Benchmarking and Research
  • CASE Benchmarking Toolkit—The 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—Individuals at member institutions in the U.S. and Canada participate in this annual survey of advancement salaries.
  • CASE Survey of Educational Fundraising Campaigns—This biennal 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 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.

Networking and News
  • 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.
  • CASE Communities—Join the conversation on CASE communities—connect with peers, search document libraries, as questions and share information with other CASE members on a variety of advancement topics.
  • 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 and Twitter.
  • CASE Membership Directory—Search and connect with your advancement colleagues from around the world. Use advanced filtering to search about country, institution type, primary area of responsibility and more! Login required.

Awards

Recognizing best practices
Award programs that recognize outstanding work, best practices and scholarship in advancement include:

Honoring people
Awards honoring individuals or organizations for leadership and contributions to the advancement profession include:


Scholarships

CASE sponsors several annual scholarships, 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.


Affinity Programs

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:

  • LexisNexis™ for development professionals and LexisNexis™ Butterworths
  • Club Quarters
  • Qualtrics (online survey tools)
  • U.S. Newswire
  • eWatch™
  • Journal of Sponsorship
  • Informz
  • enetrix
  • PEG Alumni Attitude Study©
  • Heldref Publications
  • Landmark Merchant Solutions
  • National Car Rental Discounts (P)

Affinity program details


Global Programs
  • CASE Europe—CASE's London office offers programs, information and resources for member institutions in the United Kingdom, Ireland and mainland Europe.
  • CASE Asia-Pacific—Based in Singapore, this office serves the evolving needs of the growing advancement profession throughout Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
  • CASE Latin America—Based in Mexico City, CASE's Latin American office offers educational programs, resources and information for member institutions in Mexico and other countries throughout the region.

Visit the member support center for more information about CASE membership.