Publications & Products
April 2017
Volume 15 Issue 4


Research and News of Note
Higher Education Brand in Jeopardy, According to Inside Higher Ed Founder

Colleges and universities may be "foolish" to focus on their own brand and not on the brand of higher education in today's environment, according to one leading higher education journalist.


Alumni Appreciation on Social: 3 Tactics

When it comes to alumni engagement and ultimately donor stewardship, never underestimate the power of surprise swag.


Summit 2017 Features Thomas Friedman as Opening Keynote

New York Times columnist and Pulitzer-prize winning author Thomas Friedman will share his thoughts on how to live and lead in an age of “dizzying acceleration” during a keynote address at the 2017 CASE Summit for Leaders in Advancement.


$10-Million-Plus Gifts to Higher Education Increased in 2016

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.


CASE Asia-Pacific Celebrates 10 Years at APAC

CASE Asia-Pacific will celebrate a decade of supporting advancement professionals in the region at the 10th Asia-Pacific Advancement Conference, April 24-27, in Singapore.


Inside CASE
CASE Launches Search for VP, Development

CASE is currently recruiting for a vice president of development.


CASE Board Approves Budget, Trustee Slate

The CASE Board of Trustees met on March 16-18 in Coral Gables, Florida, to discuss a range of issues significant to CASE, including progress in implementing key tactics of the strategic plan and the opportunities and challenges of being a global organization.


Joint Commission Meeting Highlights: April 3-4

At their spring 2017 meeting in Cape Coral, Florida, members of the three CASE Commissions participated in a joint conversation with President Sue Cunningham and other senior staff members to discuss progress on CASE’s strategic plan.


DRIVE/ Early-Bird Registration Extended to April 28

There's still time to catch the early-bird registration for the DRIVE/ conference, which takes place May 23-24 in Bellevue, Washington.


Join the CASE Advocacy Network

Join the new CASE Advocacy Network, an online community for members interested in supporting CASE's advocacy activities.


CASE Europe to Host Fundraising UK Study Tour This Fall

In response to growing demand, CASE Europe is introducing the Fundraising UK Study Tour, which will take place 25-27 October 2017.


CEAC 2017 Early-Bird Rates Available

The CASE Europe Annual Conference 2017 gathers the most valuable talent from educational institutions and other forward-thinking organisations from around the world to network, share best practices and discuss innovative solutions to global education issues.


Ross-CASE Survey Released May 3

The Ross-CASE 2017 report will be published on 3 May 2017.


U.S. Federal Relations News April 2017
New Webinar on Tax Reform and Charitable Giving

Our latest Washington Update on-demand webinar (free for CASE members) outlines how tax reform could affect charitable giving, the charitable deduction and endowments.


CASE Introduces Updated Management and Governance Checklist for Institutionally Related Foundations

CASE has introduced a new, improved and updated version of the Management Governance Checklist for Institutionally Related Foundations.


Comments and Questions

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Managing Major Gift Fundraisers: A Contrarian's Guide

Managing Major Gift Fundraisers: A Contrarian's Guide

In an era where 95 percent of the money comes from just five percent of the donors, securing major gifts is paramount for educational institutions.

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Member Profile: Brian Hargrove

Brian Hargrove

Brian Hargrove is the assistant head of school for advancement at Mercersburg Academy.

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