About CASE

Pam Russell
director of communications


For Immediate Release
Aug. 16, 2010

CASE Website Receives ASAE Award for Communications Excellence

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Council for Advancement and Support of Education has received a 2010 Gold Circle honorable mention award for excellence in communications for its redesigned website from the American Society of Association Executives. ASAE will recognize award winners Aug. 22 during an event in Los Angeles.

ASAE's annual Gold Circle awards competition honors associations and nonprofit organizations that demonstrate excellence in communications across several categories, including magazines, newsletters, websites, blogs, podcasts, media relations campaigns and innovative communications. This year's competition received nearly 250 entries.

The CASE.org website competed against other general association websites. Entries were judged on a number of criteria, including creativity, design, layout, ease of use, writing style and navigation.

Through its website, launched in September 2009, CASE provides educational institutions and advancement professionals who work on their behalf with a growing collection of resources and tools to help build relationships with alumni, raise private funds, enhance understanding and awareness among key audiences and foster public support of education.

The website allows CASE members and visitors to browse content by topic, learn about upcoming conferences and events, read and discuss articles from CURRENTS magazine, view sample collections, find resources relevant to their region of the world and network with others working in alumni relations, communications, fundraising and marketing at educational institutions.

CASE.org also won the 2010 Communicator Award of Excellence in May. The annual awards program, which received 7,000 entries in 2010, honors the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and identity work for print, video, interactive and audio. CASE earned the award in the association website category.

About CASE

CASE believes in advancing education to transform lives and society. As a global nonprofit membership association of educational institutions, CASE helps develop the communities of professional practice that build institutional resilience and success in challenging times. The communities include staff engaged in alumni relations, fundraising, marketing, student recruitment, stakeholder engagement, crisis communications and government relations. CASE is volunteer-led and uses the intellectual capital of senior practitioners to build capacity and capability across the world.

CASE has offices in Washington, D.C., London, Singapore and Mexico City. Member institutions include more than 3,700 colleges and universities, primary and secondary independent and international schools, and nonprofit organizations in 82 countries. CASE serves nearly 88,000 practitioners. For more information about CASE, please visit www.case.org.