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Philanthropy Growing in Australia and New Zealand
Article,  BriefCASE Article Philanthropic giving to universities in Australia and New Zealand is gathering significant momentum, according to a new CASE report.

Large Gifts Support Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Asia-Pacific
Article,  BriefCASE Article Recent gifts to Singapore and New Zealand universities will enhance business and entrepreneurship programs on campus, according to news reports.

Online Giving Surges During Giving Tuesday
Article,  BriefCASE Article Giving Tuesday, the global, 24-hour campaign which uses social media to connect donors and causes, raised US$168 million in donations, compared to $116.7 million in 2015. Colleges, universities, religious organizations and charities in 98 countries participated in #GivingTuesday-this year on Nov. 29.

Higher Education a Top Recipient of High Net-Worth Giving
Article,  BriefCASE Article Most wealthy American households plan to give more to charity during the next three years, according to a new report from U.S. Trust and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

$10-Million-Plus Gifts to Higher Education Increased in 2016
Article,  BriefCASE Article The number of mega gifts to higher education institutions in the United States has grown by more than 11 percent, according to a special report.

Report: NGOs Rely on Online Tools to Engage Donors
Article,  BriefCASE Article An overwhelming majority of non-governmental organizations agree that social media is an effective tool for creating social change and growing organizations, according to the 2017 Global NGO Technology Report.

Report: Online Giving Reached Record High in 2016
Article,  BriefCASE Article A recent report shows that charitable giving in the United States increased 1 percent on a year-over-year basis, and total online giving reached a record high in 2016.

Leaders Speak Out on Charitable Giving Deduction
Article,  BriefCASE Article Representatives from two dozen CASE-member organizations met with U.S. lawmakers Feb. 16.

Giving to Education Continues Strong Growth
Article,  BriefCASE Article Charitable giving to education is projected to rise 6.3 percent in 2017 and 6.0 percent in 2018, continuing the strong growth trends realized in recent years, according to a recently released report.

World Giving Index 2016 Names Top Giving Countries
Article,  BriefCASE Article A global study finds that the world is becoming more generous. More people are giving time, money or helping others than previously recorded.

Practicing Inclusive Fundraising
Article,  BriefCASE Article Major gifts officers should consider their outreach and donor pools with diversity in mind, according to one fundraiser expert and CASE faculty member.

Million-Dollar Giving Grows in U.S., U.K. and Middle East
Article,  BriefCASE Article Million-dollar-plus gifts nearly tripled in the United States, United Kingdom and Middle East in 2015, according to a recent report produced by Coutts & Co. and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

Why Alumni Do and Do Not Give to Their Alma Mater
Article,  BriefCASE Article Alumni and donors who hold degrees from two or more institutions prioritize giving to their undergraduate institution, according to a recent study.

It’s in the Bag
Article,  BriefCASE Article A 5 pence tax on plastic bags inspired a new approach to fundraising for one UK institution.

Deadline Approaches for Voluntary Support of Education Survey
Article,  BriefCASE Article The Voluntary Support of Education Survey is open now through Oct. 1.

Institutions Form Legacy Societies for Planned Gifts
Article,  BriefCASE Article Higher education institutions are establishing institution-wide legacy societies exclusive to those who make planned gifts to the institutions, according to a recent white paper release by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

Turning Senior Gifts into a Tradition of Giving
Article,  BriefCASE Article Institutions that work to create a pipeline from senior class gifts to post-graduation giving will see growth in the first-year-out giving from their graduates, according to a CASE conference faculty member.

U.S. Educational Fundraisers See Lower Growth in 2015-2016
Article,  BriefCASE Article Fundraisers at schools, colleges and universities in the United States estimate that donations to their institutions grew 4.5 percent during the academic year that ended June 30, 2016, according to survey results released by CASE.

U.S. Donors Trust Transparency and Identity When Giving
Article,  BriefCASE Article Donors are attracted to organizations with a strong purpose and brand, according to a recent Gallup study.

2015 Most Generous Year Ever
Article,  BriefCASE Article U.S. individuals, estates, foundations and corporations donated a record-setting $373.25 billion in 2015, a 4.1 percent increase over 2014, according to the latest report by Giving USA. Giving to education grew nearly 9 percent between 2014 and 2015 to $57.48 billion.

Fundraising Begins at Home
Article,  BriefCASE Article Engaging faculty and staff in fundraising campaigns is an important part of an institution's overall strategy but requires careful planning and two-way communication for success. That's according to Howard Heevner, assistant vice chancellor of alumni engagement at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and presenter at a recent CASE webinar.

Virtual Campaign Launch a Win for Elizabethtown College
Article,  BriefCASE Article There was no gala kickoff event for the $50 million Be Inspired capital campaign at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. Instead, the institution decided to try a little experiment: a virtual campaign launch event where most of the fundraising is done over the Internet.

LGBTQ Alumni: A Growing Force in Giving
Article,  BriefCASE Article Shifting alumni demographics and the growing role of LGBTQ alumni in leadership and giving must be considered by advancement leaders, according to information presented at CASE's LGBTQ Engagement and Fundraising Strategies conference, held earlier this month in Washington, D.C.

Cards, Carnivals, Selfies: Students Celebrate Philanthropy
Article,  BriefCASE Article On Thursday, Feb. 25, Monclair State University hosted its third annual Red Hawk Day of Thanks, drawing more than 1,000 students to the event—record participation for the New Jersey school. At eight philanthropy stations around campus, students penned thank you cards to donors, signed thank you posters, which will be displayed at homecoming, and snapped photos with the Rocky the Red Hawk mascot.

Summer Institute for Educational Fundraising Snapshot: Q&A with Chair Fritz Schroeder
Article,  BriefCASE Article While educational fundraising is experiencing growth, the profession also faces a big challenge: the constant demand for talented staff, says Fritz Schroeder, vice president of development and alumni relations at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Schroeder is the chair of the Summer Institute for Educational Fundraising, July 24-28, at Dartmouth in Hanover, New Hampshire.

White Paper: A Brief Introduction to the Science of Fundraising
Article,  BriefCASE Article A recently released white paper on the science of philanthropy explores the usefulness of looking to social science research to enhance fundraising strategies.

UK Universities Alumni Dig Deeper
Article,  BriefCASE Article New funds secured by UK institutions rose to a record level of £860 million in the last academic year, according to the most recent Ross-CASE Report. The report is based on the latest Ross-CASE Survey of Charitable Giving to Universities in the UK, which collects detailed information about fundraising and donors to measure the philanthropic performance of higher education institutions.

Three Essentials of Student Advancement Programs
Article,  BriefCASE Article Student philanthropy initiatives can shape up differently at various institutions, but they have several key facets in common, according to an advancement professional in a forthcoming CASE book.

VSE Report: "Much to Celebrate," Says CASE President
Article,  BriefCASE Article The record-breaking $40.30 billion donated to U.S. colleges and universities in fiscal year 2015, as highlighted in the most recent Voluntary Support of Education report, is "exceptional news" that reflects continued donor belief in the transformative power of higher education, says CASE President Sue Cunningham.

Giving in 2016 and 2017 Also Looks Promising
Article,  BriefCASE Article A recent forecast of charitable giving for 2016 and 2017 contained especially good news for fundraisers in the education sector.

Globally, Giving Tuesday Participation Surges
Article,  BriefCASE Article The 24-hour campaign, which uses social media to connect donors and causes, raised $116.7 million in online donations, compared to $45 million in 2014.

3 Key Tools for International Advancement
Article,  BriefCASE Article International fundraising and alumni relations offer promising new opportunities as well as significant challenges—and it's up to savvy advancement professionals to understand both.

Report: Donations Up Globally
Article,  BriefCASE Article Myanmar is the most generous country in the world, according to a recently released report on global giving.

Time to Redefine Student Calling
Article,  BriefCASE Article As philanthropy and higher education evolve, colleges and universities must redefine student calling approaches to bring about better results in alumni fundraising, engagement and service. That's according to Ronald A. Cohen, vice president of University Relations at Susquehanna University and a recent webinar presenter on student phonathons.

Generosity Remains High in New Zealand
Article,  BriefCASE Article A recently released report on giving in New Zealand reveals that New Zealanders have maintained their generous levels of giving sparked by the Christchurch earthquakes in 2010 and 2011.

Young Alumni Giving: All Roads Lead to Data
Article,  BriefCASE Article Data and nostalgia are terms that aren't often used together—but when it comes to alumni giving, the two work in perfect harmony, according to a fundraising professional and CASE speaker.

Dos and Don'ts for Student Philanthropy Events
Article,  BriefCASE Article In February 2015, Indiana University Northwest students proved that a little love can go a long way. Especially if it's fueled by cookies.

Report: Nonprofit and Charity Sector in Australia "Massive"
Article,  BriefCASE Article The charity and not-for-profit sector in Australia is a $103 billion industry that employs almost one in 10 Australians, according to a report by the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission.

Gender Differences in Income Can Impact Overall Giving
Article,  BriefCASE Article Recently released research on gender differences in giving shows that differences in men's and women's income shape a couple's overall giving and the causes they support.

Turning Tragedy into Opportunity
Article,  BriefCASE Article The University of Oxford is turning the death of Cecil the lion into an opportunity to educate the global community about the peril faced by lions and the work that the institution’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCru) is doing to save the endangered species.

Report: Nonprofits Should Cater to Donor Preferences
Article,  BriefCASE Article Nonprofit organizations in the United States could garner more gifts by tailoring their fundraising efforts to fit donor preferences, according to a new report.

Profiling the Top Donors in the Asia-Pacific Region
Article,  BriefCASE Article Forbes Asia recently unveiled a list of 40 the region’s most noteworthy philanthropists—many of whom have made significant gifts to education.

Making the Case for Student Philanthropy
Article,  BriefCASE Article A carefully crafted investment in student philanthropy will yield dividends for an institution, says a CASE faculty member.

First-Person ‘Humanizes’ Institutions in Case Statements
Article,  BriefCASE Article Development writers should make use of “we” and “our” when referring to their institution in a case statement, says a communications expert.

To Combat ‘Alumni Crisis,’ Institutions Must Reset Strategy
Article,  BriefCASE Article There’s a crisis in annual giving, says Dan Allenby, and it’s not about dwindling dollar amounts—it’s about alumni.

Learning the Language of the Ask
Article,  BriefCASE Article There are several steps a fundraiser must follow to complete a successful solicitation, says an experienced practitioner.

Giving USA Report: Donations to Education Remain Strong
Article,  BriefCASE Article Individuals, businesses and foundations in the United States donated more than $358 billion to charitable causes in 2014, a 7.1 percent increase over 2013, according to results released today by Giving USA Foundation. Giving to education increased 4.9 percent to $54.62 billion.

Build a Robust Fundraising Operation from the Ground Up
Article,  BriefCASE Article Leaders of institutions looking to build a culture of philanthropy from scratch must first invest in full-time fundraising professionals, says a CASE faculty member who recently presented at a university in Mexico.

Balance, Relationships Key to Managing Athletic Giving from Central Office
Article,  BriefCASE Article Tying athletic giving to an institution’s main fundraising operations is a winning strategy, says development professional Brian Otis.

Fundraiser Touts Importance of Giving to Young Students
Article,  BriefCASE Article A development director at a UK independent school doesn’t wait until after graduation to talk to pupils about how private philanthropy benefits them and the institution. He starts when they are 11 years old.

UK Universities Report Record Giving, Increase in Donors
Article,  BriefCASE Article UK universities raised a record level of funds through donations in the last academic year, according to a survey of 124 institutions presented in the latest Ross-CASE report on higher education philanthropic giving in the UK.

More Educational Institutions Using Social Media to Fundraise, Measure Outcomes
Article,  BriefCASE Article More schools, colleges and universities worldwide are using social media to boost their fundraising results, and are experimenting with new strategies, according to results from the latest CASE/Huron/mStoner social media survey.

Student Advancement Expert Talks Strategic Partnerships
Article,  BriefCASE Article Lori Hurvitz, senior director of annual giving at the University of Chicago, recently shared tips in a podcast interview on how to create strategic partnerships between student advancement organizations and other divisions on campus to educate students about the importance of philanthropy.

Investment in Student Philanthropy Pays, Reports CASE White Paper
Article,  BriefCASE Article Educational institutions that spent more than 50 cents per enrollee on student philanthropy programming raised, on average, 250 percent more than institutions that spent less. That’s according to a white paper by CASE that surveyed more than 200 two- and four-year institutions.

Report Predicts Growth Rates for U.S. Charitable Giving in 2015, 2016
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new report by the Indiana University Lily Family School of Philanthropy projects that charitable giving in the United States is expected to grow by 4.8 percent in 2015 and by an additional 4.9 percent in 2016.

Chinese Philanthropists Give Majority of Gifts to Other Countries
Article,  BriefCASE Article A survey on charity trends in China indicates that about 80 percent of donations made by Chinese philantrhopists in 2014 benefited institutions outside of the mainland.

U.S. Educational Fundraisers Report Growth in 2014 Giving
Article,  BriefCASE Article Fundraisers at schools, colleges and universities in the United States estimate that donations to their institutions grew 6.9 percent in 2014, according to survey results released by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. This is the highest estimated growth in donations reported to the CASE Fundraising Index since the year prior to the economic downturn in late 2008.

Directed Giving Increases Fundraising Success
Article,  BriefCASE Article Fundraising appeals that offer donors the ability to target their gifts to specific areas can raise more money than appeals that don’t offer such flexibility, according to new academic research.

Fundraising Experts Discuss Engaging Senior Leaders, Academics at CASE Europe Conference
Article,  BriefCASE Article The introduction of tuition fees at universities in the UK is “unlikely to damage” philanthropic giving, according to senior educational leaders participating in a panel discussion at the recent Strategic Fundraising for Leaders in Higher Education conference.

New Report Cites World’s Most Generous Countries
Article,  BriefCASE Article The United States and Myanmar are the most generous countries in the world followed by Canada, the Republic of Ireland and New Zealand, according to a recently released report on global giving. Other countries featured in the top 10 include Australia, Malaysia and the United Kingdom.

Reach Out to LGBT Graduates
Article,  BriefCASE Article Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender alumni are a largely untapped community for engagement and fundraising by many educational institutions, says a university leader.

Chinese Philanthropy on “Cusp” of Change
Article,  BriefCASE Article A leading philanthropist in China believes that the country is on the “cusp” of change and that 2014 will be a “turning point in Chinese philanthropy.”

Education Top Priority for U.S. Foundations
Article,  BriefCASE Article An annual research study on foundations reports that giving by U.S. foundations reached record levels in 2012 and 2013 and predicts continued growth for 2014.

Report Shares Lessons, Guidelines on Disaster Giving in Asia
Article,  BriefCASE Article A recently released report offers guidelines and lessons for individual, foundation and corporate donors on protecting philanthropic investments during a disaster.

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.

Young Donors Optimistic about Future Giving
Article,  BriefCASE Article Donors younger than 35 plan to give more this year than last, compared with middle-age donors and those older than 64, according to a new survey.

Australian Institution Completes One-Day Fundraising Blitz
Article,  BriefCASE Article Last month, the University of Sydney raised nearly $933,000 from more than 1,050 donors in a 24-hour fundraising campaign to benefit student scholarships and medical research.

Fundraising Must Be Strategic to Succeed
Article,  BriefCASE Article To achieve sustained fundraising success, leaders of UK universities must strategically align philanthropy with their institution’s strategic plan, according to a new report.

Dynamic Phonathons Still Have Value
Article,  BriefCASE Article Even with the rise of online giving, a phonathon is still a vital part of any successful annual fund, says one practitioner.

U.S. Educational Fundraisers Predict Steady Growth in Giving During Academic Year
Article,  BriefCASE Article Fundraisers at educational institutions in the United States estimate that donations to their institutions grew 5.4 percent during the academic year that ended June 30, 2014, according to survey results released by CASE.

Solutions to Declining Unrestricted Gifts
Article,  BriefCASE Article As unrestricted giving to U.S. colleges and universities declines, fundraisers must find creative ways to secure support for their institutions, say two CASE faculty members.

Capital Campaigns Are the Time to “Dream Big Dreams”
Article,  BriefCASE Article What’s the worst reason to have a capital campaign? “Because your peers are having a capital campaign,” said Stanford University’s Martin Shell, speaking in July at CASE’s Summer Institute in Educational Fundraising.

Unlock the Power of Persuasion
Article,  BriefCASE Article Small changes to the copy of a fundraising appeal can garner more money and participation, says a keynote speaker at the upcoming CASE Europe Annual Conference.

Giving USA Survey: Giving to Education “Robust”
Article,  BriefCASE Article Individuals, businesses and foundations in the United States donated more than $335 billion to charitable causes in 2013, a 4.4 percent increase over 2012 and the highest total since 2009, according to results released today by Giving USA Foundation. Giving to education increased an estimated 8.9 percent to $52.07 billion.

Thinking Outside the Database
Article,  BriefCASE Article Making the right case for social media investment in campaigns can open doors for fundraising and communications, say two webinar presenters.

Asian Philanthropists Innovative, Survey Reports
Article,  BriefCASE Article Nearly 35 percent of philanthropists in Asia say education is the most important cause in their town or region but cite the environment as a top global cause, according to a survey of high net-worth individuals.

Survey: Strong Student Philanthropy Programs Vital to Overall Fundraising Success
Article,  BriefCASE Article Results from a new survey on student engagement reveal that colleges and universities that invest in student fundraising programs tend to raise more money per capita and are more successful at engaging their students as lifelong donors than institutions that do not make such investments.

Number of Donors, Giving to UK Institutions Reach All-Time High
Article,  BriefCASE Article Giving to universities in the United Kingdom reached an all-time high in 2012-2013 with institutions reporting more than £659 million in cash donations, a 23 percent increase over gifts received in 2011-2012.

UK Needs More Higher Education Fundraisers, Report Says
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new report finds that the number of fundraisers in UK higher education must at least double in less than a decade to meet an ambitious goal set by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

Increasing Donations from Young Alumni
Article,  BriefCASE Article Fundraisers who don’t engage and convert young alumni into donors soon after graduation are less likely to do so as more time passes, according to a CASE faculty member.

Survey: Nonprofits Continue to See Growth in Donations
Article,  BriefCASE Article A survey of 500 nonprofit organizations in the United States and Canada reveals that more than 60 percent saw an increase in donations during 2013, the largest share since 2007.

U.S. Fundraisers Predict Continued Growth in Donations in 2014
Article,  BriefCASE Article A CASE survey of educational fundraisers in the United States supports the VSE findings with participants estimating that donations to their institutions grew in 2013 and will continue to grow in 2014.

Nonprofits Need to Improve Online Giving Experience for Greater Growth
Article,  BriefCASE Article A recently released study on online giving indicates that “millions—if not billions—of dollars are being left on the table” due to missteps by nonprofits.

Overcoming the Reluctance to Build Fundraising
Article,  BriefCASE Article Some international school leaders in the Asia-Pacific region are still reluctant to embrace fundraising despite growing opportunity, says a CASE faculty member.

New Report Identifies Factors that Attract Largest Gifts
Article,  BriefCASE Article A recently released report reveals that the length of a university president’s time in office and its board’s leadership in giving are among the factors that help colleges and universities attract more and larger million-dollar-plus gifts.

Determining the Performance of Fundraisers
Article,  BriefCASE Article Calculating the return-on-investment of fundraisers can be critical when requesting additional funding, making employment decisions and explaining fundraising efforts to governing boards, said a CASE faculty member during a recent webinar.

Female Philanthropists Take the Lead
Article,  BriefCASE Article Women are taking a predominant role in philanthropy, according to a recent study of the world’s wealthiest individuals.

Survey Ranks Most Charitable Countries
Article,  BriefCASE Article A survey of giving worldwide indicates that the United States is the most charitable country with Canada, Myanmar and New Zealand tying for second place. Other countries featured in the top 10 include Ireland (5), the United Kingdom (6) and Australia (7).

Survey: Wealthy Gave Most to Education in 2012
Article,  BriefCASE Article A recently released report on US$1 million-plus giving reveals that wealthy donors across six regions of the world gave a total of $7.05 billion in gifts of $1 million or more to higher education institutions in 2012.

Billionaires on the Rise in Asia
Article,  BriefCASE Article Asia is home to the fastest growing number of billionaires among all regions of the world, according to a new survey.

Popularity of Donor-Advised Funds Continues
Article,  BriefCASE Article Contributions to donor-advised funds grew significantly in 2012, according to a new study, which also reported significant increases in assets held and gifts given from these funds.

Evaluating Fundraising Success for Independent Schools
Article,  BriefCASE Article What metrics should independent schools use to guide philanthropic campaigns? How can they best identify annual fund and major gift trends? One expert in benchmarking answered these and other questions during a recent CASE webinar.

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.

Wealthy Individuals Want Better Giving Advice
Article,  BriefCASE Article Wealthy donors aren’t receiving the kind of philanthropic counsel they would like from their financial advisers, according to a new study.

Research Reveals “Clear Path” to Raising Future Philanthropists
Article,  BriefCASE Article New research on how children learn about charitable giving can have “important implications for the future of giving.” That’s according to researchers involved with the first-of-its kind study from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute.

New Survey Notes Growing Importance of Boomers in Giving
Article,  BriefCASE Article A recently released white paper on giving among generations reports that individuals age 49 to 67 “dominate” charitable giving, contributing 43 percent of all dollars donated to nonprofits.

U.S. Fundraisers Predict Continued Growth in Giving to Education for 2013-14
Article,  BriefCASE Article Fundraisers for colleges, universities and schools in the United States say giving to education grew during the academic year that ended June 30, 2013, and are optimistic that giving will continue to grow in 2013-2014.

Foundations Increase Fundraising Goals
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new CASE survey of institutionally related foundations suggests that institutions are increasing their campaign goals with the improving economy.

Successful Social Media Fundraising: Still in Its Infancy, But No Longer Out of Reach
Article,  BriefCASE Article Once dismissed as ineffective, fundraising on social media is gaining new attention in light of new research—and that is leading to creative programs and increased collaboration in advancement offices.

Mastering the Skill of Asking
Article,  BriefCASE Article When asking for a gift, fundraisers should tailor their message to the potential donor, says a CASE faculty member.

Report: Most Large Gifts Come from Local Donors
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new report reveals that 60 percent of million-dollar-plus gifts come from donors who live in the same state or geographic region as the nonprofit or foundation that receives the contribution.

UK Academic Leaders, Others Learn about Fundraising from Canadian Institutions
Article,  BriefCASE Article More than eight academic leaders learned about the importance of stewardship, what motivates donors to give and the impact of institutional branding during a recent CASE Europe fundraising study tour to four Canadian institutions.

Charitable Donations in the United States Grew Slowly in 2012
Article,  BriefCASE Article Individuals, corporations and foundations in the United States donated more than $316 billion to charitable causes in 2012, a 3.5 percent increase over 2011, according to results released today by Giving USA Foundation. Giving to education increased an estimated 7 percent to $41.33 billion.

Giving to U.S. Education Grew in 2012, Outperformed Most of Nonprofit Sector
Article,  BriefCASE Article Overall charitable giving to educational institutions in the United States increased nearly 2 percent from 2011 to 2012, according to a new report.

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.

Ross-CASE Survey: UK Institutions See Record Levels of New Funds, Donors
Article,  BriefCASE Article Giving to higher education institutions in the United Kingdom reached record levels in 2011-12, according to the annual Ross-CASE Survey Report.

Survey Shows Connection between Thanking Donors and Meeting Fundraising Goals
Article,  BriefCASE Article A survey of nearly 1,200 charitable organizations in the United States and Canada reveals that nearly 60 percent raised more contributions in 2012 than in 2011.

Online Giving to Nonprofits Increases in 2012, Says New Study
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new study reports that online giving to nonprofits increased 21 percent in 2012 over 2011 totals.

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.

Student Engagement and Philanthropy Day Produces Fundraising Success
Article,  BriefCASE Article A number of institutions that participated in the recent Student Engagement and Philanthropy Day met student fundraising goals while others took advantage of the increased interest to launch student campaigns.

U.S. Colleges, Universities Raise $31B in FY2012
Article,  BriefCASE Article A survey released today by the Council for Aid to Education reveal that charitable contributions to colleges and universities in the United States increased by 2.3 percent in 2012 to $31 billion.

Looking for Donors in Emerging Markets
Article,  BriefCASE Article David Rubenstein, one of America’s most recognized philanthropists, recently told education fundraisers that China is the best place for them to invest their resources outside of the United States.

Introducing New Families to Independent School Philanthropy
Article,  BriefCASE Article Independent school fundraisers looking to grow parental engagement should analyze how they introduce new families to their school’s culture of philanthropy, said presenters at this week’s CASE-NAIS Independent Schools Conference.

Increase LGBT Engagement through Targeted Strategies
Article,  BriefCASE Article Members of the LGBT community can be strong prospects for philanthropy, and educational institutions should develop strategies to engage them, says a CASE faculty member.

Tax Policy Center: Fiscal Cliff Deal Will Increase Charitable Giving
Article,  BriefCASE Article In a January 2013 fact sheet (pdf), the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center estimates that the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (H.R. 8) will increase charitable giving by $3.3 billion or 1.3 percent.

White Paper: Social Media an Integral Component of Effective Fundraising
Article,  BriefCASE Article While social media can’t replace face-to-face fundraising and donor relationship management, it can be a valuable communication channel—one that is interactive, sometimes viral and convenient.

Overcoming Myths about Women's Philanthropy
Article,  BriefCASE Article Using research to debunk several persistent myths about women's philanthropy, a CASE faculty member encourages educational institutions to proactively develop effective strategies to reach female donors.

Wealthier Donors Favor Restricted Gifts
Article,  BriefCASE Article The wealthier the donor, the less likely he or she is to make unrestricted gifts, according to the results of a recent global survey of individuals with investable assets of US$1 million or more.

To Reach Institutional Goals, Don’t Fear Fundraising Costs
Article,  BriefCASE Article Nonprofits, including educational institutions, do themselves and their causes a disservice by minimizing fundraising costs. That’s according to the pioneer of the successful multi-day AIDS Rides and Breast Cancer 3-days.

CASE ASAP Announces Inaugural Student Engagement, Philanthropy Day
Article,  BriefCASE Article On Feb. 28, 2013, CASE ASAP will shine a spotlight on the work of more than 375 student alumni associations, student foundations and philanthropy groups that make up its membership through a Student Engagement and Philanthropy Day—the first-ever day dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of student advancement.

Review: UK Institutions See “Step-Change” in Giving
Article,  BriefCASE Article Donating to universities and colleges in the United Kingdom is more widespread than ever, according to a new report that predicts donations could grow to as much as £2billion a year by 2022 if current giving trends continue.

Role of Planned Giving Grows in Today’s Economy
Article,  BriefCASE Article The importance of planned giving in educational advancement has grown significantly since the so-called “Great Recession,” said a trio of expert practitioners at a recent CASE conference.

Branded Giving Webpages Outperform Third-Party Pages
Article,  BriefCASE Article Nonprofit organizations with branded donation pages within their website garnered seven times more money on average than those that accepted donations through a third-party website, according to a quarterly report of online giving.

Older Women Give Nearly 90 Percent More than Male Peers
Article,  BriefCASE Article New research indicates that women of the baby boomer and older generations are more likely to give and to give more to charities than their male counterparts.

U.S. Fundraisers Predict Growth in Education Giving for 2012-13
Article,  BriefCASE Article Fundraisers for schools, colleges and universities in the United States estimate that giving to education grew 4.9 percent during the academic year that ended June 30, 2012. Looking ahead, they predict further growth of 5.9 percent for the academic year that began July 1.

New Survey Explores Role of Technology in Fundraising, Alumni Relations
Article,  BriefCASE Article Fundraisers and alumni relations practitioners believe advancement-enabling technology, such as events management software, is central to meeting their goals but say a lack of staff prevents them from using technology more effectively. That’s according to a recent survey of advancement practitioners.

Getting Buy-In for a New Student Philanthropy Program
Article,  BriefCASE Article Advancement professionals interested in starting a student philanthropy group on their campus should first make sure the proposed group doesn’t overlap with existing philanthropic efforts, such as an annual fund or senior gift campaign. That’s according to two presenters who spoke about the challenges of launching student philanthropy programs at this month’s CASE ASAP Network Convention in Indianapolis.

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.

Twitter Chat Participants Discuss Social Media and Fundraising
Article,  BriefCASE Article Creative campaign sites, donor thank-you videos and “crowdfunding” initiatives are just some of the ways in which institutional fundraisers are using online tools.

Giving to Donor-Advised Funds on the Rise
Article,  BriefCASE Article Contributions to donor-advised funds constituted one of the fastest-growing methods of philanthropic giving in the United States last year, according to an annual report released last month by the Giving USA Foundation.

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.

Asia-Pacific Region Boasts Most Millionaires
Article,  BriefCASE Article There are now more millionaires in the Asia-Pacific region than in North America, according to a new report, but the combined wealth of U.S. millionaires is still the highest in the world.

Survey Shows Direct Mail Still Generates the Most Donations
Article,  BriefCASE Article A recent study reports that donors who give to international groups prefer these charities to contact them via email over mailed letters. Direct mail, however, still generates the most donations.

College, University Foreign Gift Disclosure Reports Due on July 31
Article,  BriefCASE Article U.S. colleges and universities that have received charitable gifts of $250,000 or more from foreign sources in the last six months must file a disclosure report with the U.S. Department of Education.

Report: Charitable Giving Climbing Out of Great Recession-Fueled Trough
Article,  BriefCASE Article Charitable giving from individuals, bequests, corporations and foundations in the United States grew from about $287 billion in 2010 to more than $298 billion in 2011, an increase of 4 percent in current dollars, according to results released today by Giving USA Foundation. Giving to education rose 4 percent to nearly $39 billion.

Nonprofits Say Annual Giving Revenue, Donor Numbers Grew in FY2011
Article,  BriefCASE Article Nearly 70 percent of respondents to a new survey on annual giving say their organizations raised more during fiscal year 2011 compared to 2010, and more than 60 percent say they saw an increase in the number of donors.

A Ringing Endorsement for Student Phonathons
Article,  BriefCASE Article Any educational institution can set up a successful student phonathon program with some creativity and a modest investment, says the head of a community college foundation in Vancouver, Wash.

Dollars Up, Donors Down for Higher Ed Fundraising in U.S.
Article,  BriefCASE Article Giving to higher education increased while the number of donors decreased in fiscal year 2011, according to a survey of more than 100 public and private institutions in the United States.

Health Fundraising Gains Traction in the U.K.
Article,  BriefCASE Article Sensing a new market for donor cultivation, more universities in the United Kingdom are interested in integrating fundraising for health research into their existing development operations.

Report: Nonprofits Achieving Success with Social Media
Article,  BriefCASE Article Social networking continues to grow in importance for nonprofits with Facebook and Twitter extending their dominance among this group, according to a new social networking benchmark report.

University Giving Continues to Rise in UK
Article,  BriefCASE Article UK universities saw an increase in both the number of philanthropic donors and accompanying cash income in the academic year 2010-2011, according to the annual Ross-CASE survey.

Online Giving Grows Steadily for U.S. Nonprofits
Article,  BriefCASE Article While one-time gifts continue to be the largest source of revenue for nonprofits, monthly giving via online channels is growing steadily. That’s according to an annual study analyzing online messaging, fundraising, advocacy, social media and mobile metrics for nonprofits.

Getting Staff to Give
Article,  BriefCASE Article It’s hard enough to get work colleagues to open their email, let alone their wallets—especially if asking for donations is a relatively new phenomenon. Still, the Institute of Education at the University of London has run a successful staff fundraising campaign for five years—with about 15 percent of its staff members making a gift last year.

HMRC "Clarifies" Gift Aid Guidelines for UK Charities
Article,  BriefCASE Article HM Revenue & Customs has updated its recently revised gift aid guidelines following numerous queries for further information about the changes.

New White Paper Reports on Advancement Investments and Returns
Article,  BriefCASE Article The average return on an institution’s investment of $1 in fundraising is $5.99, according to the recently released results of the CASE Advancement Investment Metrics Study, or AIMS. The median return among 120 participating institutions in the United States is $4.86, although individual results ranged widely from $1.03 to $31.39.

Researcher Debunks Myths about Chinese American Donors
Article,  BriefCASE Article "Chinese American donors are 'nontraditional.'" "Chinese American giving is 'small, private and personal.'" These are two of the myths explored and debunked in a new CASE white paper on giving by Chinese Americans.

VSE Report: Increase in Giving is “Welcome News,” CASE Says
Article,  BriefCASE Article Donors contributed $30.3 billion to higher education in 2010-11, according to the recently released results of the annual Voluntary Support of Education Survey. The 8.2 percent increase is welcome news, says CASE President John Lippincott.

U.S. Fundraisers Predict Steady Growth in 2012 Giving to Education
Article,  BriefCASE Article Results from a recently released survey of fundraisers at CASE-member institutions in the United States builds on the VSE findings with participants estimating that giving to their institutions increased in the 2011 calendar year and will continue to grow in 2012

Experts Discuss Improving ROI and Performance in Fundraising
Article,  BriefCASE Article Identifying prospects is not the biggest challenge most fundraising offices face today. Instead, the biggest challenge is in determining how to organize efforts to cultivate those prospects to fill the short- and long-term giving pipeline. That’s according to three data mining experts who recently presented at a CASE Online Speaker Series.

Women Drive Philanthropic Decisions in Wealthy Households
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new study reveals that women are either the sole decision maker or an equal partner in decisions about charitable giving in nearly 90 percent of high net worth households.

Report Indicates Grantmakers More Strategic with Education Dollars
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new report on trends in education philanthropy reveals that giving by grantmaking organizations in 2011 was fairly consistent with 2010 levels but that these donors were more strategic with their dollars.

New Best Practices in Prospect Research
Article,  BriefCASE Article If done effectively, prospect research has the potential to substantially improve the fundraising efforts of higher education institutions. A new report, based on an analysis of survey data from a cross-section of institutions in the United States, identifies 10 of the best practices used by high-performing fundraising programs.

Study: Text Messaging Campaigns Continue to Evolve
Article,  BriefCASE Article Nine percent of U.S. text message users have made charitable donations by text message, according to a new study—but successful text donation campaigns may be hard to replicate.

Time is Now to Teach Students How to Give
Article,  BriefCASE Article The national average for alumni participation has steadily declined in recent years. Young alumni are also giving to a fewer number of charities. And yet, these young alumni now make up a significant and growing share of many institutions' donor databases. This is a make-or-break moment for alumni relations professionals hoping to cultivate student philanthropy and turn these future young alumni into future donors, say faculty who are presenting at a CASE conference this spring.

Lessons for All Following Inquiry into UK University's Libyan Ties
Article,  BriefCASE Article The United Kingdom's former Lord Chief Justice released last month a report on the findings from an inquiry into links between the London School of Economics and Political Science and the regime of recently deposed Libyan dictator Muammar el Qaddafi. And though the focus of the investigation, including its recommendations for reform, concern but one British institution, the executive director of CASE Europe says there are lessons for those in higher education around the globe.

Women More Likely to Give and to Give More than Men
Article,  BriefCASE Article New research shows that women at virtually every income level are more likely to give to charity and to give more money on average than their male counterparts.

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.

Be Succinct and Specific when Making Cold Calls, Speaker Says
Article,  BriefCASE Article When making a cold call to a prospective donor, be succinct and specific by saying your name, noting where you're calling from and proposing a concrete time to meet in person, recommends a major gift officer who spoke at a recent CASE conference.

Study Recommends Metropolitan Approach to Higher Ed Philanthropy
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new study describes how metropolitan areas in the United States offer unique opportunities for private philanthropy to support higher education practice and degree attainment goals.

Students Negatively Affected by School Commercialism, Study Finds
Article,  BriefCASE Article Corporate sponsorships for K-12 schools may cover budget gaps but could have a negative effect on the students, according to a new study.

U.S. Higher Education Hangs Tough in Philanthropy Rankings
Article,  BriefCASE Article Higher education institutions outperformed many of their nonprofit peers with respect to fundraising, according to recent analysis of the top 400 nonprofits in the United States.

White Paper: Knowing Alumni Attitudes toward Giving More Helpful than Gender, Class Year
Article,  BriefCASE Article Preliminary data from a recent survey suggests that colleges and universities can identify alumni who are mostly likely to give and those who may never give by examining their attitudes, motivations and behaviors toward giving.

Growing Wealth in India Leads to Increased Private Giving
Article,  BriefCASE Article Private giving is growing rapidly in India with the country now leading China, Brazil and other developing nations in charitable giving.

UK Government Leaders See Higher Ed Giving Growing, Gaining Acceptance
Article,  BriefCASE Article Political leaders in the United Kingdom see philanthropy as a growing income stream for the country’s institutions of higher education despite economic worries at present. That’s according to Kate Hunter, executive director of CASE Europe, who joined two higher education panel discussions held during the annual Labour and Liberal Democrat party conferences last month in London.

Challenging Economic Times Remain Despite Slight Uptick in Nonprofit Giving
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new report indicates that fewer than half of 813 surveyed nonprofits in the United States reported fundraising increases during the first half of 2011 compared with the same period in 2010.

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.

July CFI Reports 4.7 Percent Increase in Giving in 2010-11
Article,  BriefCASE Article Fundraisers at educational institutions in the United States estimate that donations during the academic year that ended June 30, 2011, increased by 4.7 percent. Looking ahead, fundraisers predict further growth of 5.5 percent for the academic year that began July 1, 2011. That’s according to survey results released today by CASE.

U.S. Charitable Giving Shows Uptick Following Two Years of Decline
Article,  BriefCASE Article Charitable giving in the United States grew from about $280 billion in 2009 to nearly $291 billion in 2010, an increase of 3.8 percent in current dollars, according to results released this week by Giving USA Foundation. Giving to education rose 5.2 percent to nearly $42 billion, the first increase in two years.

Understand Corporate Donors to Grow Giving
Article,  BriefCASE Article Educational fundraisers in China must cultivate a higher level of expertise and professionalism to grow corporate giving, which continues to eclipse giving by individuals. That's according to a presenter at a recent CASE networking event in Beijing, China.

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.

Recipients Awarded at the CASE Europe Matched Funding Event
Article,  BriefCASE Article CASE Europe recently announced the recipients of its 2011 leadership, matched funding and volunteer awards.

Report: Wealthy Individuals Worldwide Likely to Increase Giving, Time
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new report concludes that philanthropy has a "bright future" with wealthy individuals worldwide indicating they are likely to donate more of their time, money and expertise to charities.

Donors Optimistic About 2011 Giving
Article,  BriefCASE Article Fundraisers have the power to increase donor retention and gift value by communicating measurable results of giving, reports a new survey on donor giving in North America.

Wealthiest Donors in UK Decrease Annual Giving
Article,  BriefCASE Article An annual survey of the wealthiest people in the United Kingdom reveals that charity donations from this exclusive group fell by almost one third in 2010, even as the number of donors giving more than 1 million pounds a year grew by about 10 percent.

Lessons Learned: How one University Grew Attendance, Gifts at Reunion
Article,  BriefCASE Article High-level volunteer support, a unified advancement staff and robust data are critical for institutions planning to transform their reunion programs, according to two presenters at a recent CASE Online Speaker Series on campus reunions.

Modest Growth in Foundation Giving Expected
Article,  BriefCASE Article Recently released survey findings reveal that giving by grant-making foundations in the United States held steady in 2010. Modest growth is expected for 2011.

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.

Multichannel Donor Marketing: "No More Talk; Let's Make it Happen!"
Article,  BriefCASE Article Donors don't just read email and answer phone calls; they have access to and are influenced by a wide range of media. Reaching out to donors using multiple channels not only makes sense but also has the potential for greater sustained outreach and gift-giving, according to nonprofit marketing experts.

Anyone Can Star in Major Gift Giving
Article,  BriefCASE Article Everyone at an institution—from landscapers to presidents—has a part to play in major gift giving, says fundraising expert and CASE Online Speaker Series presenter Karen Osborne.

UK Charitable Giving "Recession-Proof"
Article,  BriefCASE Article New research reveals that charitable giving by households in the United Kingdom is largely recession-proof with British donors giving at the same level today as they did in 1988.

CASE Europe Welcomes UK Government Call for Increased Giving
Article,  BriefCASE Article CASE Europe welcomed the UK government’s call for increased levels of giving and mutual support through its “Green Paper on Giving” but expressed concern over its emphasis on technology as a tactic to achieve social action and greater giving.

July CFI Predicts 5.7 Percent Increase in Giving in 2010-11
Article,  BriefCASE Article Educational fundraisers are optimistic that philanthropic giving to U.S. schools, colleges and universities will continue to rebound in the coming academic year. That’s according to the recently released CASE Fundraising Index.

VSE Report: U.S. Donors Show Steady Commitment to Education
Article,  BriefCASE Article While giving to colleges and universities during the 2009-10 fiscal year didn't increase as much as anticipated, donors continued to "demonstrate their commitment to higher education with $28 billion in private support during the slow climb out of the recession," says CASE President John Lippincott in response to the Voluntary Support of Education Survey results.

Text Donors More Likely to Give and Give Again
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new study dispels a common perception that mobile giving cannibalizes other philanthropic channels, including direct mail, e-mail and websites, and concludes that text giving serves as an "important source within a diversified fundraising program."

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.

Survey: U.S. Education Fundraisers Anticipate Rebound in 2011 Giving
Article,  BriefCASE Article Fundraisers for schools, colleges and universities estimated that giving to their institutions increased an average of 3.7 percent in 2010 over the previous year, according to survey results released today by CASE. They also predicted further growth of 5.6 percent in 2011.

CASE ASAP Launches Two New Services for Members
Article,  BriefCASE Article CASE ASAP has launched two new services designed to help its members educate students about and engage them in philanthropy.

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.

Small Donations on Social Networks Add Up
Article,  BriefCASE Article Social network giving platforms are less successful than charity websites or online giving portals, according to a new study, but that doesn’t mean they’re less important.

Women More Likely to Give to Education, Other Causes than Men
Article,  BriefCASE Article Women are significantly more likely than men to give to almost every type of charitable cause and are equally likely to support the rest, according to new research from the Women's Philanthropy Institute at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

Pioneering Matched Funding Scheme Will Run through July 2011
Article,  BriefCASE Article The 2008-2011 Matched Funding Scheme for Voluntary Giving will run its full three-year course. That's according to UK Minister for Higher Education David Willetts, who confirmed the continuation of the program during a recent event sponsored by Universities UK.

Donor-Advised Funds Predicted to Increase in 2011
Article,  BriefCASE Article A recently released report predicts that donor-advised funds will "rebound strongly in 2010 and 2011."

Technology, Culture Impact Giving in Various Countries
Article,  BriefCASE Article The United States is the "world's most generous nation," U.K. donors tend to be "less public," giving in Italy is "primarily an act of benevolence" and private giving in Australia is "highly reactive." These are a few observations highlighted in a new report by the Wall Street Journal.

Canada's Wealthy Continue to Give Despite Recession
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new survey of wealthy Canadians finds that nearly 60 percent of respondents say the recession has not impacted their donating habits and that two-thirds plan to give away between 1 and 3 percent of their wealth this year.

Companies Gave More Non-Cash Donations than Money in 2009
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new report shows that corporate giving fell among a majority of Fortune 100 companies in 2009, although aggregate corporate giving rose in 2009 to $9.93 billion, up 7 percent from 2008.

Donors Demand More Accountability from Nonprofits, Survey Says
Article,  BriefCASE Article A global survey on the state of the nonprofit industry reveals that donors worldwide are demanding more accountability of nonprofits.

“Unprecedented Challenges” Ahead for English Universities
Article,  BriefCASE Article CASE Europe has called on the UK government to confirm whether it will continue its successful matched funding scheme for voluntary giving to universities.

The Bag Lady Syndrome: Myth or Reality?
Article,  BriefCASE Article Most fundraisers are familiar with the stereotype of "the bag lady," a woman of means who is so fearful of losing her money she lives like a pauper. This stereotype lurks beneath the surface of many interactions with would-be female philanthropists and the fundraisers who would like to inspire gifts from them.

Education Institutions Get Creative to Beat Shortfalls Due to Global Recession
Article,  BriefCASE Article University World News reports that higher education institutions are partnering with the private sector more and devising other innovative ways to raise revenue to cover gaps created by shrinking state budgets and financial shortfalls.

Report: Overall Donor Confidence in U.S. Falls
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new report reveals that donor confidence in the economy and expectations about charitable giving are at their lowest levels since December 2008.

Report Says Nonprofits Face Tough Climb to Pre-Recession Success
Article,  BriefCASE Article The nonprofit sector continues to face an "incredibly difficult philanthropic environment." That's according to the findings of a new survey.

New Study Says Happy People are More Generous
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new global study finds that happier people are more likely to give money to charity than those who are wealthy.

Survey Sees Shift in Giving, Move Toward New, Independent Donor
Article,  BriefCASE Article Today's donors are confident, pro-active and more likely to give online. They also have a growing preference for supporting fewer nonprofits, don't like being over-solicited and want to see measurable results of their giving.

Survey Indicates Wealthy Donors May Give More to Offset Higher Taxes
Article,  BriefCASE Article Nearly 90 percent of financial advisers expect income taxes to increase for most of their clients in the next 12 to 18 months, and one in four predicts clients will increase charitable giving to offset these tax hikes, according to new survey findings.

Tuition Costs, Large Endowments Impact Alumni Giving
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new survey reveals that eight out of 10 alumni under age 35 say high tuition costs are keeping them from giving to their alma mater.

Report: Charitable Giving in U.S. Continues Decline in 2009
Article,  BriefCASE Article Recently released figures by Giving USA Foundation show that charitable giving in the United States dropped from nearly $316 billion in 2008 to $304 billion in 2009, a 3.6 percent decline in current dollars.

Asian Countries See Growth in Philanthropists
Article,  BriefCASE Article New data indicates that India, China and other countries in Asia are seeing a significant increase in wealthy philanthropists, according to a recent article in the Financial Times.

Ross-CASE Survey Shows Growth in Giving to UK Schools
Article,  BriefCASE Article UK universities secured more than £0.5 billion in charitable donations in the academic year 2008-09.

Build Relationships to Engage Young Donors
Article,  BriefCASE Article Donors ages 20 to 40 prefer face-to-face communication when it comes to requests for their time or money. That’s according to a new survey on the giving habits and engagement preferences of millennial donors.

Fundraising One of Top Reasons for Nonprofits' Online Presence
Article,  BriefCASE Article Marketing is still the primary reason most nonprofits have a presence on social networks although fundraising is gaining in popularity, according to an annual survey.

From Modest Beginnings to Wild Success: Class Gift Program Resonates with Students
Article,  BriefCASE Article Attendees at the recent CASE conference in Kuala Lumpur learned how a senior class gift program that began with no name, no plan, no targets and no expectations became one of the most successful programs in the Asia-Pacific region.

Getting Closer to Cross-Border Charitable Giving in Europe
Article,  BriefCASE Article Europe-based charities can now take advantage of UK charity tax reliefs, a move that could signal a more liberal flow of giving between European member states.

A “Perfect Storm” Brewing for Women’s Philanthropy
Article,  BriefCASE Article Developments that accelerated after the 1960s—an increase in business owners who are women, more women in positions of power, longer life expectancies and increasing income and education—have created a powerful, though often overlooked, demographic in educational fundraising.

HBCUs Can Build Stronger Support through Faculty, Others with Vested Interest
Article,  BriefCASE Article Historically black colleges and universities that engage faculty, staff, alumni and other "vested" individuals in their overall fundraising efforts enjoy stronger giving and volunteer support. That’s according to three presenters at a recent CASE Online Speaker Series.

Experts Offer Winning Advice for Engaging Donors
Article,  BriefCASE Article In this uncertain economy, advancement professionals are looking for new ways to communicate their schools’ strengths. At the CASE-NAIS Independent Schools Conference held in New York City last month, presenters from the session “From Basic to Brilliant: Not Your Typical Campaign Communications” gave attendees just that.

VSE Survey Shows Sharp Drop in 2009 Giving to U.S. Colleges, Universities
Article,  BriefCASE Article Charitable contributions to colleges and universities in the United States declined 11.9 percent to $27.85 billion, an indication that the impact of the recession on donors and the institutions they support was “even greater than anticipated,” according to CASE President John Lippincott.

Connecting with Donor of the Future Requires Thought, Strategic Plan
Article,  BriefCASE Article The changing economy and social media are among the factors shaping a new generation of donors, and fundraisers must “get smarter” and learn what motivates this group to give, according to a recent article in University Business.

Survey: U.S. Education Fundraisers Predict Growth in Giving for 2010
Article,  BriefCASE Article Fundraisers for U.S. schools, colleges and universities predict that giving will increase 3.7 percent during 2010, according to survey results released today by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. For 2009, the CASE Fundraising Index estimates that giving declined less than 1 percent from the previous year.

CASE Europe Receives Funding to Provide Training for Welsh Institutions
Article,  BriefCASE Article CASE Europe has secured about £70,000 in funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales to support new training initiatives for fundraising within Welsh higher education institutions.

Billion-Dollar Campaigns Maintain Momentum in Tough Economy
Article,  BriefCASE Article Despite the tough economy, billion-dollar campaigns in higher education are making “sufficiently strong monthly progress” and are on track to meet their goals. That’s according to a new report that analyzed campaigns launched right before and after the onset of the recession.

New Report Shows Strong UK Commitment to Education Fundraising
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new UK government blueprint for higher education shows a “commitment to educational fundraising for the long term.”

The Big Match and... Twitter
Article,  BriefCASE Article The University of Leeds is using Twitter to make its annual fund campaign more interactive and to promote the advantages of the UK government’s £200million matched funding scheme.

UK Higher Education Institutions Receive Most Million-Pound Donations
Article,  BriefCASE Article Higher education receives the highest portion of million-pound gifts than any other charity sector in the United Kingdom, according to a recently released report.

Ross-CASE Survey Shows Increased Higher Ed Giving Prior to Worst of the Recession
Article,  BriefCASE Article Giving to universities in the United Kingdom grew by 28 percent to £682 million in 2007-2008, according to the Ross-CASE Survey.

Brussels Court Makes Landmark Ruling on Foreign Donations
Article,  BriefCASE Article A recent ruling by a Brussels court on cross-border donations will “make it easier” for universities in the United Kingdom and other European Union countries to solicit foreign donations.

Study Proves Personal Ask is Most Effective
Article,  BriefCASE Article Donors to charitable organizations give more when they are asked in person and when someone they know makes the request, according to a new study conducted by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

Matched Funding Scheme Expands to Wales
Article,  BriefCASE Article CASE Europe will provide fundraising training and support to Welsh institutions through the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales following the launch last month of a matched funding scheme by the Welsh government.

Power of Women Donors Grows
Article,  BriefCASE Article More women control more wealth in the United States than ever before, and unlike their predecessors, they are more likely to support causes supporting women and girls.

Report Says Confidence in U.S. Charitable Giving Climate Continues to Decline
Article,  BriefCASE Article Confidence in the U.S. fundraising climate continued to decline in the first half of 2009, according to the latest national survey of nonprofit fundraisers by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

CASE Europe Survey Shows Decline in Major Gifts but Improved Recruitment
Article,  BriefCASE Article More than 50 percent of development professionals say they are seeing a slowdown in major gift giving as a result of the recession, according to a recent CASE Europe survey.

A Big Benchmark: Lifetime Giving
Article,  BriefCASE Article Data mining gurus Peter Wylie and John Sammis have just released a report that tackles a big topic: “Benchmarking Lifetime Giving in Higher Education.”

Translating Online Engagement into Giving
Article,  BriefCASE Article Cross-platform tactics, localized messages and constant testing and tracking are among the most effective strategies for building online engagement that translates into online giving.

CASE Fundraising Index Predicts Nearly 4 Percent Decline in 2008-09 Modest Growth in 2009-10
Article,  BriefCASE Article Educational fundraisers will likely see an average decline in giving of 3.9 percent for the 2008-09 academic year, according to the CASE Fundraising Index, a biannual forecasting tool.

Potential Seen in International Parent Programs
Article,  BriefCASE Article Engaging and stewarding parents from different parts of the world can be challenging.

Businesses Remain Charitable in Downturn
Article,  BriefCASE Article In related news, more than half of U.S. companies increased their philanthropy in 2008 despite the challenging economy, according to a survey from the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy.

Giving Still a Priority for Many Despite Economy Woes
Article,  BriefCASE Article Recently released figures by Giving USA 2009 show that charitable giving in the United States remains an “integral part of the country’s economic fabric” despite the worst economic climate since the Great Depression.

Grateful Patients are Often Giving Donors
Article,  BriefCASE Article Individuals who have received care at an academic medical center are usually very grateful—and giving, if asked.

CASE Survey Report: Online Fundraising Promising, but Yield Still Modest
Article,  BriefCASE Article A recently completed CASE survey reveals that institutions see tremendous possibilities in online fundraising, but online gifts still account for less than 1.5 percent of total philanthropic support for education.

Down Economy is Prime Time for Planned Giving Strategies
Article,  BriefCASE Article If there has ever been a time that challenged educational fundraisers, this is it—thanks in large part to the recent volatility in the financial sector.

"Satisfied" Web Site Visitors More Likely to Donate, Volunteer
Article,  BriefCASE Article Nonprofits have plenty of room for improvement when it comes to their Web sites.

U.S. Institutions Must Address Impact of Immigrant Giving, Expert Says
Article,  BriefCASE Article The United States is experiencing a demographic shift that is likely to have a significant impact on fundraising and alumni relations at K-12 and higher education institutions.

Culture of Giving Spreads as Educational Reform Grows
Article,  BriefCASE Article Sweeping educational reforms in a number of European countries are helping to fuel global conversations about educational fundraising.

Corporate Giving Expected to Decline in '09
Article,  BriefCASE Article In related news, a survey by the Conference Board reveals that corporate giving by U.S. companies will likely decline in 2009 as they shift toward more critical business issues and an “increased emphasis” on measuring giving outcomes.

Giving to U.S. Institutions Grows, But 2009 Outlook Dim
Article,  BriefCASE Article Donors expressed continued confidence in American colleges and universities during the 2007-2008 academic year by increasing their contributions 6.2 percent over the previous year.

Engaging Minority Alumni Strengthens Loyalty, Gifts
Article,  BriefCASE Article The reason more minority alumni don’t give to their alma maters is often as simple as this—they aren’t asked.

EU Tax Relief Good News for Universities, Other Nonprofits
Article,  BriefCASE Article A recent European court ruling on tax relief could make it more attractive for universities in the United Kingdom and across Europe to compete for donors in other European Union countries.

Wales to Implement Matched Funding Scheme
Article,  BriefCASE Article Following the launch of a matched funding scheme in England, the Welsh Assembly Government has announced that it will put in place a similar program to support fundraising efforts at Welsh universities.

CASE Europe Grants Help Grow Programs, Understanding of Philanthropy
Article,  BriefCASE Article CASE Europe has been awarded a £1.5 million grant from the Higher Education Funding Council for England to deliver fundraising training and support for 158 higher education institutions participating in the U.K. government’s matched funding scheme for voluntary giving.

CASE Fundraising Tool Forecasts Slight Decline in Giving to Education in 2009
Article,  BriefCASE Article Giving to education in the United States is likely to decline slightly in the coming year, according to the CASE Fundraising Index, a biannual forecasting tool.

Ask Strategic Questions and Listen to Reach Donors
Article,  BriefCASE Article What’s the best way to engage donors and generate interest in your institution?

Women Across Generations Approach Giving Differently
Article,  BriefCASE Article As women become an increasingly potent force in philanthropy, understanding the different views each generation has about giving is vital, said Marjorie Houston, executive director of development at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass.

Power of Online Fundraising Underused
Article,  BriefCASE Article Despite the cost-effectiveness of the Internet, it remains an underused fundraising tool among charities, according to a new report from U.K.-based nfpSynergy.

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