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Task Force Findings in CASE Community College Grant Community
Article,  BriefCASE Article The first findings from the Federal Funding Task Force are available in the CASE Community College Grants Community.

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.

New Research Indicates Growth of Alumni Relations at Community Colleges
Article,  BriefCASE Article Alumni relations programs at community colleges across the United States appear to be gaining momentum, according to findings of a new CASE survey.

Survey Results Highlight Community College Foundation Operations
Article,  BriefCASE Article More than three-quarters of respondents to a recent survey of community college foundations were either planning a major fundraising campaign, had one in progress or had recently completed one.

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.

Focusing on What Matters
Article,  BriefCASE Article Educational institutions should think less about themselves and what they need and more about their broad constituencies and what they need, said a keynote speaker at the recent CASE Conference for Community College Advancement.

New Research Shows that Transfers Support Both Alma Maters
Article,  BriefCASE Article New research reveals that community college students who transfer to four-year institutions are as likely to donate to both their two- and four-year alma maters.

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.

Conference Speakers Find Gold in Community College Partnerships
Article,  BriefCASE Article "America's community colleges are probably the most democratic, influential institutions in our country. They give everyone who wants it a chance to fulfill their potential." That's according to Brian Haller, director of foundation and corporate relations at the Borough of Manhattan Community College and presenter at a recent CASE conference.

Survey: Americans Generally Pleased with Community Colleges
Article,  BriefCASE Article The vast majority of respondents to a new survey say the quality of education at community colleges is excellent or good and that it is sometimes better for students to attend community colleges instead of four-year institutions.

Community Colleges Have Crucial Role in U.S. Economy
Article,  BriefCASE Article "Unsung heroes," "hidden gems" and "uniquely American" are just a few of the phrases national leaders used to describe community colleges during a White House summit earlier this month in Washington, D.C.

Private Gifts Support Emergency Aid at Community Colleges
Article,  BriefCASE Article Most emergency aid funds available to help community college students with unanticipated expenses come from private gifts, according to the results of a recent CASE survey on community college emergency aid programs. Nearly 70 percent of respondents at institutions that offer emergency aid say that requests for aid have increased during the last two years, and nearly 60 percent indicate that the pool of available funds is inadequate to meet needs.

Expert Shares Essential Elements for Successful Fundraising at Community Colleges
Article,  BriefCASE Article A leading expert in community college fundraising says having a strong team of leaders from the institution and general community is crucial for a successful campaign.

Doing More with Less in Downturns Not New for Community Colleges
Article,  BriefCASE Article A national survey of community college leaders reveals that these institutions are "again at the receiving end of the 'do more with less and do it better' mantra" as they face significantly higher enrollments and steep budget cuts as part of the economic downturn.

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