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April 2014
Volume 3, Issue 10

Community College Advancement News

Launching an Alumni Affinity Group

Community colleges should develop affinity groups as an alumni engagement strategy, according to a presenter at a recent CASE virtual conference. Read more...

Redesigning a Community College Website

Community college leaders should involve faculty and staff when planning an overhaul of their institution's website, say an advancement director and a web manager. Read more...

Community College Foundation Survey Opens

A new CASE survey of community college institutionally related foundations is asking the most common benchmarking questions about community college fundraising. This survey replicates and builds on the popular 2010 survey conducted by CASE. It provides a wealth of useful information, including:

  • Annual fundraising
  • Comprehensive/capital campaigns
  • Foundation boards
  • Staffing and budgets
  • Endowment
  • Scholarships

The online survey, which will take about 20 minutes to complete, is open through May 15. For questions, contact

Last Chance to Spotlight a Stellar Professor

April 14, 2014, is the deadline to submit nominations for the 2014 U.S. Professors of the Year awards, which honor the nation's best undergraduate teachers. The awards are sponsored by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and administered by CASE. Last year, eight community college faculty members were recognized, including national winner Robert Chaney, professor of mathematics at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio.

Welcome to CASE

The following community colleges recently became CASE members:

  • Carolinas College of Health Sciences (Charlotte, N.C.)
  • Montcalm Community College (Sidney, Mich.)
  • Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (Albuquerque, N.M.)

In The News

Colleges Compete with Other Worthy Causes for Financial Support
(Community College Daily)
Amid declining public funding, community college leaders have had to become better advocates for their institutions to garner private philanthropic support. Read more...

How to Build a Strong Internal Funding Machine
(Community College Daily)
Community colleges appear to be ushering in a new era of advancement, yet the colleges themselves often are the biggest impediment to successful advancement efforts. Read more...

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