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February 2017
Volume 15 Issue 2

Inside CASE

Advancement Newcomers Named SimpsonScarborough Scholars

Explore New Circle of Excellence Awards Categories

Alumni Employability Reinforce Global Networks

Nominations for CASE Europe Awards Close 10 March

CASE Europe Graduate Trainee Scheme Seeks Applicants

Register for the Spring Institute in Educational Fundraising

Master Class: Harnessing the Potential of Philanthropy at Your University

 

Advancement Newcomers Named SimpsonScarborough Scholars

CASE has named four communications and marketing practitioners new to the field of educational advancement as this year's SimpsonScarborough Scholars.

The program supports the professional development of promising communications and marketing practitioners new to the educational advancement profession. Scholars receive several benefits, including complimentary attendance at the CASE Summer Institute for Communications and Marketing. CASE administers the scholarships, which are sponsored by SimpsonScarborough, a communications and marketing consulting firm specializing in higher education.

This year's scholars are:

• Daniel Baney, communications specialist at Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming
• Kasey Corrado, social media director at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin
• Myrna Flynn, communications manager, School for Social Work at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts
• Paul Kingsmith, communications specialist at Lethbridge College in Lethbridge, Alberta

 

Explore New Circle of Excellence Awards Categories

The 2017 Circle of Excellence Awards features eight new categories, including a category recognizing public or private grants.

The awards celebrate innovative and effective programs, projects and publications at CASE-member institutions worldwide. Each year, CASE reviews the program categories to ensure that all categories are relevant to work taking place at member institutions. In consultation with volunteer leaders, CASE added the following to the 2017 category list:

• Diversity Programs—programs and activities that promote diversity and inclusion in educational advancement hiring and retention for both Internal Constituencies and External Constituencies
• Multimedia Campaigns—campaigns that use a variety of forms of media to achieve results
• Feature Writing—new separate categories for Topical, Profile and Column or Opinion Piece
Public or Private Grants—will evaluate the overall impact of both public and private grant programs on their associated institutions, students and/or community
Promotional Publications Packages

CASE members can enter these and other 2017 Circle of Excellence categories online. To view all the categories or submit entry materials, visit the Circe of Excellence Awards page. The entry deadline is Friday, March 10. Email awards@case.org with questions.

 

Alumni Employability Reinforce Global Networks

Global alumni relations, mobility and employability go hand-in-hand in a global economy, according to Gretchen Dobson, vice president, international alumni and graduate services for Academic Assembly Australia.

"I believe alumni can help institutions (and, governments) understand the needs of industry and be part of the ‘intersectional innovation' that will be required for higher education institutions to best sustain their student enrollments and, in short, to survive," writes Dobson.

Read more in the latest issue of the CASE Europe Digest.

 

Nominations for CASE Europe Awards Close 10 March

Nominations for the 2017 CASE Europe Awards close on 10 March. From senior leaders to rising stars, the CASE Europe Awards celebrate professional excellence and the inspirational individuals making a difference throughout Europe's education community.

The CASE Europe Award categories include:

• *New* Emerging Alumni and Supporter Relations Professional Award
Leadership Award
Distinguished Service Award
Schools Engagement Award
Volunteer of the Year Award
Iain More Award
Emerging Marketing and Communications Professional Award

Three CASE Platinum Categories are also closing on 10 March.

 

CASE Europe Graduate Trainee Scheme Seeks Applicants

The deadline to apply for the CASE Europe Graduate Trainee Scheme is Monday, 13 March. CASE Europe is looking for graduates and post-graduates interested in a career in fundraising to participate in the Graduate Trainee Scheme.

The scheme offers graduates a unique opportunity to develop a range of skills and experience through interactive workshops, alongside year-long placements at schools, universities and not-for-profit organisations. Graduate trainees benefit from access to professional development training and mentoring and are able to build an invaluable supportive network of peers.

Successful applicants begin the 12-month graduate trainee programme at the CASE Europe Annual Conference in Birmingham, August 2017. Applicants will then begin their placement at a host university.
More information can be found online.

 

Register for the Spring Institute in Educational Fundraising

The Spring Institute in Educational Fundraising, 24-28 April at Loughborough University, UK, is a residential course for early career fundraising professionals and those new to the education sector.

Delivered through a variety of plenary, interactive tutorial and elective sessions, attendees will return to work with a clear sense of what their job entails and a network of supportive contacts to help deliver their objectives. Attendees can choose from up to 50 elective sessions throughout the week. These interactive, open discussions will enable attendees to tailor the course to their specific needs by selecting the sessions relevant to their institution.

The Spring Institute is designed for those at the early stages of their career in fundraising or those who have recently transferred into fundraising from other disciplines or professions. Whilst the main plenary sessions cover the core areas of development, the wide range of elective modules also allows attendees to cater the course depending on their particular role or interests.
Registration information can be found on the conference webpage.

 

Master Class: Harnessing the Potential of Philanthropy at Your University

The CASE Asia-Pacific Master Class on 3 March in Canberra, Australia, will address why and how academic leaders should be involved with fundraising at their institutions. This master class aims to energize attendees and give them the confidence to play a role in establishing and nurturing a culture of philanthropy on their campus.

Interested participants can register online. More information on the master class is available here.