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April 2007
Volume 5 Issue 4

Research and News of Note
Survey Shows Spending More on Marketing Pays Dividends

Colleges and universities that spend more on marketing are more likely to attract top applicants and boost enrollment yields, according to a new integrated marketing survey by CASE and Lipman Hearne Inc.

CASE Reports on New IRA Giving Data

More than 200 member institutions responded to a CASE survey on IRA rollover gifts received during the 4 ½ months in 2006 when a provision was in effect.

Fundraising One of the 25 Hottest Careers

U.S. News & World Report has named fundraising as one of the 25 professions that will be in growing demand as "baby boomers age, the Internet becomes ubiquitous, and Americans seek richer, simpler lives."

Charity in China Seen as Remedy for Wealth Gap

China says it has launched an ambitious program to promote charitable giving among its growing rich and middle-class.

CASE, CASE Europe Trustees Reaffirm CASE's Global Role

The CASE Board of Trustees and the CASE Europe Board of Trustees met jointly in Oxford, England, on March 17 to discuss CASE's evolution as an international organization.

Inside CASE
Veteran White House Correspondent to Moderate Closing Session at CASE Summit

Ann Compton, who is now covering a sixth U.S. president as a White House correspondent for ABC News, will moderate the closing session of the CASE Summit for Advancement Leaders, scheduled for July 8-10, 2007, in Chicago.

Last Call! Nominations Sought for U.S. Professors of the Year

April 20 is the deadline for nominations for this year's U.S. Professors of the Year awards sponsored by CASE and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Winners of 2007 IRF Awards Announced

Three widely respected leaders in foundation fundraising have been selected to receive the 2007 CASE Commonfund Institutionally Related Foundation awards.

U.S. Federal Relations News
New UPMIFA Legislation in the States

Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act legislation has been enacted in South Dakota and Utah and is under consideration by 14 other state legislatures along with the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia.

IRS Seeks Comments on Guidance for Supporting Organizations

In Notice 2007-21, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service are requesting comments on issues relating to the organization and operation of donor-advised funds and supporting organizations for a new study.

Continued Scrutiny of Executive Compensation, Spending

The Internal Revenue Service has released the first two parts of its Report on Exempt Organizations Executive Compensation.

Postal Rate Increase Announced

The United States Postal Service has announced new rates and fees that are expected to raise the cost of nonprofit standard mail by an average of 6.7 percent.

CASE District News

District I continues a lineup of breakfast programs in 2007.

District III is making plans for its 2008 conference. The theme of next year's conference will be "Take 5" and will be held Feb. 17-20, 2008, in Atlanta at the Hyatt Regency.

District V announces the second in a series of one-day professional development workshops. The next CASE V By Demand conference, "What Do You Need to Lead? Building Management Skills for a Career in Alumni Relations," is Thursday, May 10, at the Longaberger Alumni House at The Ohio State University in Columbus. Register by May 1. Registration is $100.

District VI plans to hold its 2008 conference, "The Great Adventure," Jan. 12-15, 2008, in Denver, Colo.

Get ready for "High Stakes Advancement!" CASE Districts VII and VIII are teaming up for an international joint conference Dec. 2-5, 2007, at The Mirage in Las Vegas. This marks the first time the two districts have combined annual conferences, and organizers have been meeting regularly to set plans in motion. The advancement folks at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, have been hosting conference organizers and laying the groundwork for a successful event. Stay tuned for more details.

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