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August 2007
Volume 5 Issue 8

Research and News of Note
Report Gives Snapshot of Grads, Alumni Offices

Nearly one-fourth of living alumni have donated money to their alma maters, according to a new study that features more than 400 tables of data on a broad range of alumni relations-related issues.

Study of Nonprofit Governance Faults Lack of Diversity

A new study by the Urban Institute suggests that the ethnic homogeneity of many boards may undermine how organizations respond to the needs of diverse constituencies.

Advancement Pros Share Best Practices, Tips at Summit

CASE members met at the Summit for Advancement Leaders in Chicago last month to explore the challenges and opportunities facing higher education advancement.

Inside CASE
Meet the CASE InfoCenter … Your Newest Staff Member

The CASE InfoCenter can help.

CASE Seeks Director of Online Education

CASE welcomes applications for director of online education in its Washington office.

U.S. Federal Relations News
Greater Oversight Requested on Exempt Organizations

Members of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight recently commended the work of the nonprofit sector but noted the need to curb abuses by some charities and foundations.

Higher Ed Act Advances to House Committee

The Senate unanimously passed legislation (S. 1642) on July 24 which advances reauthorization of the Higher Education Act and sets policy for the next five years.

Integration Ruling Poses Little Impact on Colleges, Universities

The U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling on two voluntary school integration plans left past rulings on college affirmative action untouched and is expected to have little impact on college and university desegregation plans and other programs in which considerations of race are narrowly tailored to specific educational missions.

CASE District News

Districts I and II awarded scholarships to 12 promising students (six from each district) to attend the CASE District I and II combined tri-annual conference in New York City earlier this year. The scholarships are part of a continuing effort to foster new and young professionals. The students, mostly seniors who graduated in May, had the opportunity to attend presentations and network to help jumpstart their careers.

District II is busy planning its 2008 conference, "Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes," scheduled Jan. 26-29, 2008, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, at the Caribe Hilton. Details are available on the CASE District II Web site.

District III is planning its 2008 conference featuring the theme "Take 5" in Atlanta at the Hyatt Regency, Feb. 17-20, 2008.

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

Districts VII and VIII-Always dreamed of taking center stage in Vegas? Get ready for the "High Stakes Advancement" conference at The Mirage in Las Vegas, Dec. 2-5, when CASE Districts VII and VIII team up to present an international joint conference.

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Member Profile: Libba Andrews

Libba AndrewsLibba Andrews is associate director of the Mississippi State University Alumni Association.

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Chill Out with New CD on Cold Calls

The Art of the Cold CallResearch may suggest that a prospect has the capacity to make a major gift, but how does that translate into getting inside the door?

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