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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.

Media Planning for an Institutional Leadership Change
Article,  BriefCASE Article Media relations professionals should always be prepared for a presidential transition at their institution—whether or not one is on the horizon—says a CASE faculty member.

Debating the Merits of Integrated Advancement
Article,  BriefCASE Article Collaboration across advancement disciplines is essential, says one leader in the field. But could full integration of these disciplines do more harm than good? That subject is up for debate at an upcoming CASE Europe event.

Leadership Transitions Create Opportunities in Advancement, Speakers Say
Article,  BriefCASE Article Well-managed leadership transitions can create fundraising and engagement opportunities that will position the new president for success, according to two advancement leaders speaking at the recent CASE District II 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.

Relearning the Principles of Alumni Relations
Article,  BriefCASE Article A CASE member who volunteered to help build an alumni program for an African nonprofit with no budget or paid staff says she was forced to focus on a few key principles to achieve success.

Advancement Professionals Can Contribute to Successful Leadership Transitions, Say CASE Commissions
Article,  BriefCASE Article Advancement officers can play a critical role contributing to the success of leadership transitions at their institutions, according to members of the CASE commissions on alumni relations, communications and marking, and philanthropy.

Experts Discuss Building Advancement Programs from the Ground Up
Article,  BriefCASE Article Faculty at the recent CASE Asia-Pacific Schools Conference in Hong Kong say interest in advancement among Asian institutions is growing exponentially—but add that professionals at many schools are struggling to start advancement programs from scratch.

Expert Offers Tips on Removing Barriers to Advancement Work
Article,  BriefCASE Article Many advancement professionals know what they need to do to make their institutions more successful at alumni relations, communications, fundraising and marketing. But outdated IT systems, a heavy workload, bureaucracy and other obstacles often stand in their way. Tricia King of Birkbeck, University of London, offered tips on how to negotiate through these and other challenges during a workshop at the recent CASE Europe Annual Conference in Manchester, England.

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.

CASE Europe, Partners Release Results of Two-Year Alumni Relations Project
Article,  BriefCASE Article CASE Europe and other members of the "Alumni go Europe" partnership have released a report on the results of a two-year project to strengthen and enhance alumni relations programmes at European universities.

Merger Mania Spreads to Higher Ed
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new policy brief concludes that mergers between higher education institutions may become more common as a result of the current economic climate and “unprecedented business consolidations.”

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