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August 2013
Volume 3, Issue 2

Community College Advancement News

Motivating Students to Fill the Funding Gap

Community colleges can grow student giving by educating students that tuition doesn't cover the actual cost of attendance, says an advancement leader. Read more...

Leader, Know Thyself

By understanding their personal leadership characteristics, community college advancement professionals can improve their work performance, says a talent management expert. Read more...

Participate in Voluntary Support of Education Survey

Community colleges are encouraged to participate in the latest Voluntary Support of Education Survey, which is open until Oct. 1. Any community college that completes the survey for the first time will receive free access to an online search engine of 300 data variables about private giving. Watch this archived CASE webinar about how institutions can best make use of the survey information. For more information or to register for the survey, contact

Join Networking Group for New Foundation Directors

Register now to participate in a conference call with new (and relatively new) community college foundation directors, which takes place at 1 p.m., Eastern, on Aug. 15. This informational networking group meets periodically to discuss current topics and share best practices. Topics of discussion for the August call will include performance metrics, donor analytics and prospect research.

Join Alumni Relations Networking Group

Register now to participate in a conference call for community college alumni relations practitioners at 1 p.m., Eastern, Aug. 21. This informational networking group meets periodically to discuss current topics and share best practices. Participants may suggest topics for the call when registering.

Welcome to CASE

The following colleges recently became CASE members:

  • Citrus College (Glendora, Calif.)
  • Northeast Community College (Norfolk, Neb.)
  • Union County College (Cranford, N.J.)

    In the News

    Local Community Colleges Talk Trends in Enrollment, Marketing
    (Winston-Salem Journal)
    North Carolina community colleges are getting more creative in marketing their value to prospective students. Read more...

    How Community Colleges Can Help Themselves
    (Chronicle of Higher Education)
    Community college fundraisers could be doing more to help close the funding gap between their institutions and four-year colleges, write a pair of leaders from Santa Barbara City College in California. Read more...

    Young Donors Turned Off by Out-of-Date, Uninformative Web Sites
    (Chronicle of Higher Education)
    Colleges must update their websites frequently and include compelling information about their causes and the people they serve to garner gifts from young donors, according to a survey. Read more...

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