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Engaging C-Suite Alumni
Article,  BriefCASE Article Superstar alumni can be obvious picks for major gifts or campus honorifics, but engaging these alumni in a more pragmatic way can have tremendous payoff, writes one CASE member.

Master Class: Discussing Collaboration between Alumni Relations and Career Services
Article,  BriefCASE Article 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.

Enhance Your Marketing Skills at the Strategic Marketing Institute
Article,  BriefCASE Article 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.

Australia Universities Philanthropy Symposium Offers Next Steps
Article,  BriefCASE Article 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.

Alumni Employability Reinforce Global Networks
Article,  BriefCASE Article 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.

CASE Europe Graduate Trainee Scheme Seeks Applicants
Article,  BriefCASE Article 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.

Master Class: Harnessing the Potential of Philanthropy at Your University
Article,  BriefCASE Article 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.

Register for the North American Fundraising & Alumni Relations Study Tour 2017
Article,  BriefCASE Article The North American Fundraising and Alumni Relations Study Tour, held 8-12 May in Boston, is a unique opportunity for members to visit and learn from the operations of leading North American institutions.

CASE Europe Annual Conference Registration Open
Article,  BriefCASE Article The CASE Europe Annual Conference 2017 gathers the most valuable talent from educational institutions and other forward-thinking organisations from around the world.

Asia-Pacific Charitable Giving Survey Open
Article,  BriefCASE Article The 2017 Charitable Giving to Universities in Australia and New Zealand Survey is open through 10 April 2017.

CASE Europe to Host Fundraising UK Study Tour This Fall
Article,  BriefCASE Article In response to growing demand, CASE Europe is introducing the Fundraising UK Study Tour, which will take place 25-27 October 2017.

CEAC 2017 Early-Bird Rates Available
Article,  BriefCASE Article The CASE Europe Annual Conference 2017 gathers the most valuable talent from educational institutions and other forward-thinking organisations from around the world to network, share best practices and discuss innovative solutions to global education issues.

More Institutions in Asia-Pacific Region Deploying “Robust” Alumni Engagement Tactics
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new white paper reports that institutions in the Asia-Pacific region are investing more in their alumni relations programs, suggesting a growing institutional awareness of the importance of a strong and robust alumni program.

Update on General Data Protection Regulations
Article,  BriefCASE Article In a recent blog post, CASE Europe Interim Executive Director Jennie Moule shares GDPR updates and details of a recent meeting with the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and the Information Commissioner’s Office organized by the University of Cambridge.

Engaging Alumni with Their Own Stories
Article,  BriefCASE Article An institution's decision to feature monthly profiles of its graduates has led to greater alumni engagement and social media activity.

CASE Internship Program Highlights Importance of Diversity
Article,  BriefCASE Article Aspiring advancement professionals will benefit from recognizing the importance of diversity and inclusion in their profession, according to two CASE leaders.

Checklist: Student Orientation on Social
Article,  BriefCASE Article Though most U.S. college and university campuses are quieter in the summer, there’s still a wealth of content heating up their social media feeds.

Campaigns & Stewardship: 4 Survival Tips
Article,  BriefCASE Article The first rule of managing a campaign stewardship plan? Forget the campaign stewardship plan, say two CASE speakers.

CASE Highlights Successes at Annual Membership Meeting
Article,  BriefCASE Article CASE ended its fiscal year in a strong financial position.

Survey Shows Partisan Skepticism of Higher Education Impact
Article,  BriefCASE Article Attitudes about the impact of higher education in the United States is a growing partisan issue, reports a recent survey.

How New Managers Can Be Great Bosses
Article,  BriefCASE Article New managers can grow to become great bosses by recognizing typical challenges and focusing on improvement, according to advancement professionals with firsthand experience.

Cross-Cultural Communication: 3 Best Practices
Article,  BriefCASE Article Educational advancement, for many institutions, has gone global. Use these three ideas from a recent CASE Twitter chat to build cultural understanding.

Make Your Network Work for You
Article,  BriefCASE Article When it comes to your career, don’t expect your next promotion or job to be the result of good fortune.

U.S. Educational Fundraisers See Slower Growth in 2016-2017
Article,  BriefCASE Article Chief development officers at U.S. colleges and universities estimate that institutional fundraising grew just 2.3 percent during the academic year that ended June 30, 2017, compared to more optimistic projections of 5.5 percent growth made at the start of the year in July 2016.

Online Giving: Key Insights from Around the Globe
Article,  BriefCASE Article Donors from around the world are increasingly embracing online fundraising—but there are key regional differences in how individuals engage online, a new study reveals.

Asia-Pacific Institutions Report Record Growth in Donors, Giving
Article,  BriefCASE Article Colleges and universities in Australia and New Zealand are investing more in fundraising and alumni engagement operations, according to the results of a CASE survey.

The 5 Essentials of Digital Storytelling
Article,  BriefCASE Article During a recent #casesmc Twitter chat, social media professionals explored how to craft effective, visually engaging digital stories. Here are the key ingredients.

E-Mentoring Advice from CASE Mentees
Article,  BriefCASE Article A good mentor can be a sounding board for ideas, an encouraging support system and a valuable career guide. But finding a mentor is just the first step.

Mastering the Quick Campaign
Article,  BriefCASE Article Not every institution can wait for the multi-year, multi-million dollar campaign. That’s why more institutions are using compact campaigns for projects that need to be completed sooner rather than later.

Bridging the Gap
Article,  BriefCASE Article While the 2008 economic decline left many institutions with worried students and disengaged alumni, one liberal arts college saw an opportunity to build a bridge between the two, as reported in the November/December issue of Currents.​

The Crossroads of Gender, Charitableness and Happiness
Article,  BriefCASE Article When women have a say in their households’ spending, more money goes to charity, a new study shows.

A 4-Step Guide to Build Community with Social Media
Article,  BriefCASE Article Everyone loves a good love story—and, as Dartmouth College found, sharing the love can lead to social “likes.”

Using Alumni Mentoring to Increase Engagement
Article,  BriefCASE Article An alumni mentoring program can increase meaningful engagement for both alumni and students, facilitate career connections and professional development within the community and continue to add value to the student and alumni experience.

Make Mentoring Work at Independent Schools
Article,  BriefCASE Article Mentoring is a major facet of community life at Upper Canada College. Since 2004, the Toronto K-12 school has built a mentoring program that reaches 750 mentors, mentees and participants each year.

Expert Advice on Starting an Alumni Relations Program
Article,  BriefCASE Article Advancement shops at four-year institutions that are thinking about starting an alumni relations program could look to a few community colleges for inspiration.

Four Tips to Engage Career-Minded Students
Article,  BriefCASE Article Career services professionals seeking to engage students through social media should keep their information real and make it relevant, according to a recent CASE Twitter Chat.

Connect Alumni Relations and Career Services
Article,  Community College News Article Community college alumni relations programs can benefit through connections with their institution’s career services office, say two practitioners.

Be Proactive About Alumni Career Services
Article,  BriefCASE Article Institutions must proactively promote the career services and professional development opportunities that they offer to their alumni, say two alumni career service professionals.

Everyday Ideas for Engaging Students
Article,  Community College News Article Alumni relations professionals know that engaging current students with their institution is key to future giving. A number of two-year schools—even those without a full-blown alumni relations program—are creatively using their existing resources and programs to enrich the college-going experience of their current students. Even a one-person advancement shop can learn from their experiences.

Mentoring Programs Create Successful Students, Engaged Alumni
Article,  BriefCASE Article Alumni-student mentoring programs have the dual benefits of engaging current alumni and turning students into future alumni leaders, according to the managers of alumni mentoring programs at two institutions.

New Credit Card Law Affects Alumni Association Credit Card Programs
Article,  BriefCASE Article The Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (H.R. 627), which Congress passed and President Obama signed into law late last month, includes disclosure requirements for alumni association affinity credit card agreements.

Alumni Leaders Puzzle Over Funding as Revenue Dips
Article,  BriefCASE Article As affinity revenue starts to dip for some institutions and the dismal economy affects everyone, funding the alumni association has become an even greater puzzle.

CASE Announces New Affinity Partnership for Credit Card Services
Article,  BriefCASE Article CASE has a new affinity partnership with Landmark Merchant Solutions, a provider of Visa, MasterCard and Discover card processing services.

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