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Shared Leadership is Secret to Successful Partnership with Boards
Article,  BriefCASE Article Shared leadership is the secret to a successful partnership between nonprofit leaders and their board members. That's according to a keynote speaker at the upcoming CASE Summit for Leaders in Advancement.

Deans Critical to Fundraising Success
Article,  BriefCASE Article Deans and other academic leaders play an increasingly important role in the fundraising success of their institutions, says a CASE faculty member.

Video Tips on Dealing with Boards and Legislators
Article,  Community College News Article Watch two videos shot at last month’s Conference for Community College Advancement on the culture of foundation boards and engaging state legislators.

Presidents Shouldn't Shy Away from Advancement
Article,  Community College News Article Community college presidents who embrace advancement position themselves and their institutions for long-term success, writes a former institutional leader.

Learn to Fully Engage Retired Faculty and Staff
Article,  BriefCASE Article Advancement practitioners should value retired faculty and staff members for their intellect, institutional memory and the many contributions they have made to the institution during their careers, says a CASE faculty member.

Campus Presidents Put the "Social" in Social Media
Article,  BriefCASE Article Campus presidents who write their own Tweets and other social media messages encourage a more authentic connection with students, faculty and the campus community. That’s according to a number of participants in the recent CASE Twitter chat.

Fundraisers Share Advice on Dealing with Boards, Legislators and Presidents
Article,  BriefCASE Article Educational fundraising experts share advice on involving presidents in fundraising and other evolving issues in three video segments produced at last month’s Conference for Community College Advancement.

Revamping a Foundation Board
Article,  Community College News Article Leaders of community college foundations with weak boards have the power to help these bodies overcome a history of underperformance, says a nonprofit development expert.

Volunteer Boards Should Reflect Institution
Article,  BriefCASE Article Advancement professionals should work to diversify their volunteer boards, says a CASE trustee and faculty member at the upcoming CASE Minority Advancement Institute.

Getting Academics Involved with Alumni Relations
Article,  BriefCASE Article Alumni relations professionals can improve their outreach efforts by partnering with faculty members, says an experienced practitioner.

Encourage Academics to Talk Up Advancement Work
Article,  BriefCASE Article Development officers can help academic leaders improve their fundraising success by encouraging them to develop a culture of philanthropy within their divisions, according to a CASE faculty member who presented on best fundraising practices for academics during a recent CASE webinar.

Presidents Should Champion Alumni
Article,  Community College News Article Community college presidents need to lead the campus conversation about the value of their institution’s alumni, says the keynote speaker of an upcoming CASE conference.

Ways to Showcase Superstar Faculty
Article,  BriefCASE Article Encouraging faculty to tweet, blog and use other forms of social media is an excellent way to promote their teaching and research while also increasing the visibility of their institution.

Involve Board Members in Fundraising
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Involving volunteer board members in fundraising doesn’t have to be a struggle, says a nonprofit consultant.

Leaders Have a Lot to "Unlearn"
Article,  Community College News Article Community college leaders need to adapt to the changing advancement and educational landscape for their institutions to thrive, says a keynote speaker at the upcoming CASE Conference for Community College Advancement.

Foundation, Major Gift Experts Promote Collaborative Partnerships
Article,  BriefCASE Article Institution-wide fundraising goals, supportive leadership and department-wide working groups can all contribute to more effective development departments—but it takes proactive collaboration efforts. That’s according to foundation and major gift professionals who spoke on building partnerships during the recent CASE Annual Conference for Corporate and Foundation Relations Officers.

Study: Board Members’ Lack of Fundraising Knowledge Leads to Lost Opportunities
Article,  BriefCASE Article A recent study reports that many Australian charities lose fundraising opportunities due to a lack of fundraising knowledge by their board members.

Showing the Value of Marketing and Communication
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Marketing and communications professionals must prove their worth when working with academic and institutional leaders, says an advancement expert.

Need for Student Affairs Fundraising on the Rise
Article,  BriefCASE Article Student affairs programming on many campuses is expanding and so is the need for dedicated fundraising to support it, say two CASE faculty members.

Internal Campus Relationships Can Strengthen Alumni Programs
Article,  BriefCASE Article Strong relationships across campus can help alumni relations leaders be more effective and build internal support for the alumni relations program, according to two University of Rochester alumni officers who spoke at the recent CASE District II conference.

Advice for New Chief Fundraisers
Article,  Community College News Article To achieve fundraising success, chief development officers need to establish a good working relationship with their college president, says a CASE presenter.

Advancement Officer-Turned-President Reflects on Lessons Learned
Article,  BriefCASE Article A college president who started his career in advancement says there is one key thing he wished he had known when he was a chief development officer.

What C&M Professionals Wish Their Colleagues Knew
Article,  BriefCASE Article "When you know better, you do better." This quote from poet Maya Angelou sums up the advice of one communications expert who shared tips on how colleagues in alumni relations, fundraising and communications can best work together.

Motivating a Fundraising Board
Article,  Community College News Article Advancement officials who liaise with fundraising boards need to take more personal responsibility for their members’ engagement with donor cultivation, says a CASE faculty member.

Advice for New Chief Fundraisers
Article,  Community College News Article Two community college chief fundraisers say colleagues who are new to leadership roles in fundraising should engage academic and board leaders in the advancement process, so that they have institutional allies in their work efforts.

Fundraising Fundamentals, Section 3.5
Article This section from Fundraising Fundamentals discusses volunteer advisory boards and their role related to an institution's fundraising activities.

Fundraising Fundamentals, Section 4.1
Article This section from Fundraising Fundamentals discusses leaders and academics as fundraisers.

Fundraising Fundamentals, Section 3.4
Article This section from Fundraising Fundamentals discusses a development office's use of consultants.

Fundraising Fundamentals, Section 3.2
Article This section from Fundraising Fundamentals discusses key working relationships and links between the development office and other offices and departments.

Millennials Tap Websites First for Info on Giving, Volunteering
Article,  BriefCASE Article Young adults are more likely to visit a nonprofit’s website when looking for information about volunteer opportunities or giving. That is according to a new study on millennials.

Think Outside the Box When Managing Volunteers
Article,  BriefCASE Article A CASE faculty member says colleges, universities and schools can improve how they manage and engage volunteers by adopting management strategies from other organizations in the nonprofit sector.

How Presidents and Development Directors Work Together
Article,  Community College News Article Mutual respect and common understanding are essential to productive relationships between chief executives and chief advancement officers at community colleges, says one such duo from a two-year institution in New York.

Community College Leaders Urged to Fundraise
Article,  Community College News Article Fundraising emerged as a new, hot topic at a recent annual meeting of community college leaders.

Tips for Engineering a Great Volunteer Board
Article,  BriefCASE Article Any good volunteer board needs a tune up every now and then—and the boards of institutionally related foundations are no exception. A board’s makeup should change as the institution’s goals change, experts say, whether this means attracting members willing to take on a more proactive role in fundraising or bringing on higher-level executives who maintain invaluable professional networks.

Engineering a Great Board
Article,  Community College News Article Any good volunteer board needs a tune up every now and then—and community college foundation boards are no exception. A board’s makeup should change as the institution’s goals change, experts say, whether this means attracting members willing to take on a more proactive role in fundraising or bringing on higher-level executives who maintain invaluable professional networks.

Fundraising Model Proves Successful for Smaller Institutions
Article,  BriefCASE Article With a bit of ingenuity and complete trust in its volunteers, a two-person advancement team at a community college in California raised US$40,000 in two weeks. Officials behind the campaign blitz say their formula for success is tailor-made for two-year and four-year institutions with limited staff and resources.

Learn to Run a Successful Volunteer Annual Fund Blitz
Article,  Community College News Article Last spring, the two-person advancement staff at Los Rios Community College District mobilized volunteers for an annual fund campaign that raised more than $40,000 in two weeks. In October 2011, officials behind the campaign will host a webinar on how to launch a similar campaign with limited staff and resources.

Study Finds Racial, Generational Differences in Online Cause Engagement
Article,  BriefCASE Article African-Americans and Hispanics are significantly more likely than Caucasians to believe that they can help support a cause or social issue through online social networks. And while younger Americans are also more likely to use social media to support causes, more than 40 percent still get information about causes through family, friends and television.

Six Behaviors that Grow Generous Donors
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new study indicates that what parents say and do when it comes to giving and volunteering can have a significant impact on the charitable activities of their children once they become adults.

Value of Volunteering Grows in U.S.
Article,  BriefCASE Article The value of a volunteer hour in the United States grew from $20.85 in 2009 to $21.36 in 2010.

Data Disputes Belief that Volunteering Grows during Recession
Article,  BriefCASE Article Claims that volunteering during the recession soared in the United Kingdom were “premature and overly optimistic,” according to an analysis of national survey data by the Institute for Volunteering Research.

Internet Use Encourages Offline Participation
Article,  BriefCASE Article Internet users may once have been stereotyped as antisocial basement-dwellers, but a recent study has shown that the opposite is now true: Pew's Internet and American Life project found that three-quarters of all U.S. adults are active in some kind of voluntary group or organization, and Internet users are more likely than others to be active.

Study Says Time to Engage Younger Generation is Now
Article,  BriefCASE Article Now is the time to engage individuals under age 45 as volunteers and donors – just as they move into their peak earning years, a new study concludes.

Institution Leaders Turn to Social Media to Build Bonds with Students
Article,  BriefCASE Article More university and college presidents are starting Facebook pages and Twitter accounts, creating blogs and meeting face-to-face with students to become more visible and create stronger bonds with students, reports the Globe and Mail.

Panelists Discuss Turning Academics into Media Ambassadors
Article,  BriefCASE Article Strong, trusting relationships between campus experts and media relations officers can lead to high-profile media coverage that benefits the institution, according to panelists speaking at the 2010 CASE Europe Annual Conference.

Study Shows Number of Volunteers Up in 2009
Article,  BriefCASE Article Despite a tough economic climate, nearly 64 million individuals in the United States volunteered in 2009, an increase of 1.6 million over 2008 and the biggest jump in six years. That’s according to a recently released report by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Recruit Top Leaders to Cultivate Culture of Philanthropy, Stewardship
Article,  BriefCASE Article Imagine achieving a culture of philanthropy and stewardship at your institution in just three years. Impossible? Not according to fundraising expert and CASE Online Speaker Series presenter Karen Osborne, who says a strong commitment from top leaders and a well-defined plan for change can make it a reality.

Vice Chancellors Have Skills to be Excellent Fundraisers
Article,  BriefCASE Article Universities seeking to build strong, sustainable fundraising programs must give vice chancellors and other leaders the opportunity and time necessary to build relationships and actively fundraise.

Finding, and Keeping, Higher Ed Leaders No Easy Task
Article,  BriefCASE Article A recently published paper reports that the “uncomfortable reality” is that higher education institutions will find it increasingly difficult to find and keep superior leaders due to a shrinking pool of qualified candidates.

Strong Marriage Between Development, Alumni Relations Vital in Slowdown
Article,  BriefCASE Article Advancement professionals at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pa., say maintaining a strong, successful “marriage” between an institution’s development and alumni relations offices is not only possible but vital, especially with today’s economic uncertainty.

Successful Affinity Group Reunions Require Strong Volunteer Participation
Article,  BriefCASE Article Motivating volunteers to play a significant role in planning and organizing is the key to holding a successful affinity reunion.

Relationship-Building Key to Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers
Article,  BriefCASE Article All volunteers have three things in common: they care about the cause or institution, they want to enjoy their experience and they need to know they are valued.

Volunteerism Decline No Drop in the Bucket
Article,  BriefCASE Article Blame it on the “leaky bucket” phenomenon. A new study shows that the number of Americans volunteering has dipped for the second year in a row, which might signal volunteer dissatisfaction with the experience.

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