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CASE Seeks Advancement Job Descriptions
Article,  BriefCASE Article CASE is updating its collection of job descriptions for all disciplines—advancement services, alumni relations, communications, fundraising and marketing. Members are encouraged to share their job descriptions by emailing them to

CASE Diversity Efforts Continue in 2017
Article,  BriefCASE Article As our world rapidly becomes more diverse, advancement professionals must work to embolden and support diverse employment, alumni and donor bases, says Anita Walton, CASE's newly appointed director of diversity and talent management.

White Paper Examines Institutionally Related Foundations Performance
Article,  BriefCASE Article Institutionally related foundations have evolved significantly during the past five years and are well-positioned to provide “crucial support to their institutions in the years to come,” reports a recently released CASE white paper.

Communications and Marketing Significant for Institutions
Article,  BriefCASE Article Institutional leaders have "fully realized the significance" of the communications and marketing function and the "hurdle of justification" has been cleared for most practitioners. These are among the findings of a recently published CASE white paper.

Why Are Chinese Universities Falling Behind in Race for Giving?
Article,  BriefCASE Article Recent donations made by Chinese billionaires to Western universities have sparked controversy, after critics say donor support of China’s education sector is lacking, according to the South China Morning Post.

U.S. Education Report Finds Diversity Gap, Holes in Teacher Pipeline
Article,  BriefCASE Article A recently released report by the U.S. Department of Education reveals a severe lack of racial diversity among teachers and professors in the United States as well as an ineffective pipeline to prepare and support teachers from diverse backgrounds to enter the education field.

Helping Women in Advancement Break the ‘Cash Ceiling’
Article,  BriefCASE Article Women in the advancement profession need to do their homework when job searching to ensure they receive fair and equitable compensation, says an executive search consultant.

A Guide to Getting to Know a New Campus
Article,  BriefCASE Article Stefanie Howlett knew she was truly part of the Salem State University community when she posted about the yellow house. That and a turkey-leg-toting Viking.

Consider Goals Prior to Recruiting Staff
Article,  BriefCASE Article Hiring managers in advancement offices need to think about what organizational objectives they are trying to achieve before they begin sourcing candidates for open positions, says a talent management professional.

Help Diversify the Profession
Article,  BriefCASE Article Three leading practitioners talk about the lack of diversity in educational advancement and what leaders in the profession can do about it in a video produced at last month’s CASE Minority Advancement Institute.

To Retain Top Fundraisers, Change Management Style
Article,  BriefCASE Article Fundraising leaders can retain high-performing major gift officers by creatively promoting them, better developing their skills and finding new ways to measure their performance, say CASE faculty members.

New Study Reveals Decline in CDO Tenure
Article,  BriefCASE Article A newly released study indicates that the average tenure of chief development officers is only one to two years due in large part to “unrealistic expectations” by management and their organization’s lack of understanding of development.

Creating a Culture for Nontraditional Hires
Article,  BriefCASE Article Leaders should get buy-in from their team when hiring nontraditional candidates to advancement positions, says a talent management expert.

Effective Talent Management Includes Focus on Retention
Article,  BriefCASE Article Retaining great employees is as important as recruiting them, according to members of the CASE advisory commissions on alumni relations, communications and marketing, and philanthropy.

Dedicated Training Contributes to Success of Non-traditional Fundraisers
Article,  BriefCASE Article A multi-round interview process and a detailed training plan can make the difference between success and failure when hiring development officers who have no previous fundraising experience, said a speaker at the recent Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education conference.

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.

CASE Compensation Survey Shows Continued Gender Gap, Lack of Diversity
Article,  BriefCASE Article The salary gap between men and women in advancement persists, particularly at the highest management levels, according to the results of a compensation survey conducted by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. The results also show a lack of growth in the diversity of the profession.

First Look: CASE Survey Shows Increase in Advancement Paychecks
Article,  BriefCASE Article Fundraisers at educational institutions in North America continue to earn higher salaries than professionals in communications, marketing and alumni relations although the gap is narrowing, according to a preliminary analysis of the most recent CASE compensation survey.

Successful Talent Management Program Takes Holistic Approach
Article,  BriefCASE Article To attract and retain development staff, treat them like donors. That's the advice from two talent management experts who discussed new strategies and best practices for the changing job market in today's tough economy during a recent CASE conference on strategic talent management.

Forget Stereotypes when Recruiting Fundraisers
Article,  BriefCASE Article Recruiters say the rise in private fundraising in the United Kingdom is driving demand for fundraisers to levels that require new recruiting approaches.


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