Kira A. Tamashiro—Director of Alumni Relations
‘Iolani School—Honolulu, Hawaii
United States
People & Communities
Carnegie Africa

Educational Advancement training in Africa (funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York)

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education has received a two-year grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to provide resources and training in fundraising and alumni development to 20 universities across Africa.

As part of the grant, CASE will provide online training courses, in-person conferences and various tools and resources for vice chancellors, deans and professionals who work in fundraising and alumni relations at the 20 universities. The training will be tailored to meet the varying advancement needs of these institutions. The online training and in-person conferences will be available for a fee to advancement professionals at any African university.

Since 2003, CASE has received about $1.5 million from the Carnegie Corporation, including this latest grant, as part of an initiative by the corporation to strengthen higher education in Africa. Specifically, the Carnegie Corporation has worked with CASE and other organizations to help universities build an infrastructure for raising funds to cope with increasing costs and declining government support.

Forthcoming training:
  • Online advancement training available from October 2012 - this comprehensive programme involves 24 online training seminars taking place over the next 24 months. Forthcoming sessions include:

    1 April 2014 - After the Gift: Gift Agreements, Processing, Stewardship

    30 April 2014 - Engaging your current students and young alumni


    For further information on CASE advancement programmes in Africa, please contact Heidi Mayes on


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