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Communications Challenges Made Easier for Nonprofits in 2016
Article,  BriefCASE Article Communications teams in the nonprofit sector have improved in 2016, according to the nonprofit communications trends report.

The Delicate Work-Life Balance
Article,  BriefCASE Article 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.

MGOs See More Pressure and Less Time According to Report
Article,  BriefCASE Article Major gift and planned giving officers feel pressure from and frustration with the time they have available for solicitation, according to a recent survey.

Development Across Borders: Why International Alumni and Fundraising Matter
Article,  BriefCASE Article Universities have long played an important role in supporting multiculturalism. Development professionals should continue to participate in this legacy by expanding their focus abroad, says one development expert.

The New Rules of Digital Engagement for Leaders
Article,  BriefCASE Article The same things that have always made a leader still apply—they just look very different, says a digital expert and CASE Summit for Leaders in Advancement speaker.

Giving USA 2017: Four Key Trends
Article,  BriefCASE Article Giving to education in the U.S. has reached a new high, according to the recently released Giving USA 2017 report. Growth was fueled in part by the multi-million-dollar gift trend, but also progress in online fundraising and giving to community colleges.

How University Leaders Can Really Address Discrimination
Article,  BriefCASE Article Leaders who are serious about promoting diversity and equality in their organizations must commit more than just words to their cause, argues one author and professor of psychology.

Stay Curious and Focused: Key Advice for Advancement Shops
Article,  BriefCASE Article Development shops can support their institutions by maintaining a steady focus on their mission and an eagerness to learn new things, according to the executive director of one community college foundation.

Develop an Advancement Internship Program
Article,  BriefCASE Article Advancement leaders should consider developing an internship program to help meet their division’s goals, says an alumni relations practitioner.

Improving Networking Skills Helps Expand Knowledge
Article,  BriefCASE Article Advancement practitioners at all career stages should regularly network to seek professional growth and expand their knowledge of the field, says a networking expert.

Self-Awareness is Key for Leadership Growth
Article,  BriefCASE Article Advancement leaders who better understand their own personalities are more effective in their jobs, says an expert in organizational behavior and a plenary speaker at this summer’s CASE Europe Annual Conference.

Study: Presidential Pipeline Slow to Change
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new study shows slight increases in the age and gender diversity of senior administrators in positions that often lead to the presidency.

Finding Tomorrow’s Advancement Leaders
Article,  BriefCASE Article At a recent CASE conference of student alumni associations, foundations and similar organizations, a number of attendees expressed a strong interest in pursuing careers in advancement.

Westerners Adjust to Advancement Leadership Positions in East
Article,  BriefCASE Article A growing number of experienced advancement professionals from Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom are taking leadership positions at institutions relatively new to the field in the Asia-Pacific region. Their adjustment depends on various factors, says one expert who recently made the move.

What Makes Chief Advancement Officers Tick?
Article,  BriefCASE Article Self-awareness is one of 14 competencies that successful chief advancement officers have in common, according to two fundraising experts who will share their research findings in an upcoming CASE Online Speaker Series.

Minorities Still Underrepresented in Advancement Leadership
Article,  BriefCASE Article Professionals of diverse backgrounds still face a “glass ceiling” with respect to securing leadership positions in educational advancement but participants of the recent Minority Advancement Institute say progress is being made.

Research Shows Growing Link between Education, Employment
Article,  BriefCASE Article New analysis by the Brookings Institution shows a growing employment disparity between individuals in the United States with a post-secondary degree and those without one.

Tips for Managing Your Personal and Professional Networks Online
Article,  BriefCASE Article Should you friend your boss on Facebook? Can you tweet about your "Survivor" obsession? Just how funny can you be when you are the voice of your institution? Attendees at the Social Media and Community conference in Chicago last week grappled with these sorts of questions as they weighed how best to manage their personal and professional networks online.

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