Publications & Products
January 2017
Volume 15 Issue 1


Research and News of Note
Giving to Education Continues Strong Growth

Charitable giving to education is projected to rise 6.3 percent in 2017 and 6.0 percent in 2018, continuing the strong growth trends realized in recent years, according to a recently released report.


5 Top Social Media Projects to Pull Off in 2017

2016 may have been characterized by political upheavals, controversies and fake news. But amid the unrest, there's one truth on which we can all agree: people love Pokémon.


The Great Alumni Hunt Continues: Student Sleuths Track Down More Alumni

A collaborative effort between one institution and its foundation netted hundreds of newly found alumni and stronger communications between faculty and advancement staff.


The Delicate Work-Life Balance

Busy advancement officers often find the line between their professional and personal lives blur. But even with long hours, the most committed staff must take time for themselves.


CASE Diversity Efforts Continue in 2017

As our world rapidly becomes more diverse, advancement professionals must work to embolden and support diverse employment, alumni and donor bases, says Anita Walton, CASE's newly appointed director of diversity and talent management.


Inside CASE
CASE Advancement Internship Deadlines Approach

The last day for institutions to register to host an intern in the 2017 CASE Advancement Internship Program in January 27. Participating institutions must be available to participate in the candidate recruitment and screening process, which ends Feb.12 with final selections being made by March 31.


3 Individuals, 1 Foundation Recognized for Outstanding Service to Schools

CASE will recognize three individuals and one foundation for their commitment and service to independent school education at the 47th annual CASE NAIS Independent Schools Conference, which takes place Jan. 22-24 in Austin, Texas.


Enhance Your Marketing Skills at the Strategic Marketing Institute

The Strategic Marketing Institute, 7-9 February in York, UK, will explore skills needed to be an outstanding marketer, and help attendees build a network of supportive peers.


Library Adds Good Questions on Alumni Dues, Diversity, Endowment

The CASE Library recently added three new Good Questions about alumni dues, diversity in the workplace and endowment management.


Master Class: Discussing Collaboration between Alumni Relations and Career Services

The CASE Asia-Pacific Master Class on 16 February in Gold Coast, Australia, will explore synergies between alumni relations and career services functions within institutions.


Last Chance: Recognize Leaders with a Distinguished Service Award

February 10 is the last day to recognize the exceptional work of alumni, donors, colleagues or friends by nominating them for a CASE Distinguished Service Award.


Australia Universities Philanthropy Symposium Offers Next Steps

Last month, more than 80 leaders from more than 30 universities attended a philanthropy symposium hosted by CASE Asia-Pacific and Universities Australia. The event was designed to extend philanthropy capacity and capability among Australian university leaders.


U.S. Federal Relations News January 2017
U.S. Postal Rates Set to Increase Jan. 22

Institutions will see postal rates rise beginning Jan. 22.


Webinar Provides U.S. Legislative Outlook

How will a new President and Congress impact your advancement office? Will tax reform legislation be passed into law


CASE District News

District II

  • Register for the 2017 CASE District II annual conference! The Feb. 26-28, 2017, conference is on track to sell out, so register before Feb. 10 to secure your spot. View the full schedule and hotel information.

District III

  • District III is gearing up for its All Stars Conference, Feb. 5-8, 2017,  in Nashville, Tennessee. Get the latest conference news delivered to your smart device via the conference app.

District VIII

  • Congratulations to the 2017 District VIII Rising Stars and award winners:

Leadership Award: Mary F. T. Spilde, Lane Community College
Distinguished Service Award: Lisa Gibert, Clark College Foundation

They will all be recognized at the CASE VIII conference, Feb. 1-3, 2017, in Seattle.

Comments and Questions

Please share your questions and comments with Pam Russell via e-mail at russell@case.org or by telephone at +1-202-478-5680.

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