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August 2009
Volume 7 Issue 8

Research and News of Note
Explosive Growth Reported in Global Higher Ed Enrollment

A new report reveals that the number of students pursuing tertiary or higher education has “skyrocketed.”

Speaker: Institutions Make News through "Crowdsourcing"

Web 2.0 tools have allowed the news media to “crowdsource” news by supplementing and integrating the work of journalists with photos, videos and commentary submitted by the public.

CASE Europe Survey Shows Decline in Major Gifts but Improved Recruitment

More than 50 percent of development professionals say they are seeing a slowdown in major gift giving as a result of the recession, according to a recent CASE Europe survey.

U.K. Institutions Step Up Fundraising Efforts

A recent article in Times Higher Education reports that more universities in the United Kingdom are sharpening their fundraising skills as state funding declines and job losses rise during the recession.

Report Says Confidence in U.S. Charitable Giving Climate Continues to Decline

Confidence in the U.S. fundraising climate continued to decline in the first half of 2009, according to the latest national survey of nonprofit fundraisers by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

Down Economy Having Little Impact on Enrollment at Private Institutions

A recent survey finds that most U.S. private colleges and universities expect to maintain or slightly increase enrollment numbers this fall.

Older Adults Take to Social Networking Sites

New research from U.K. media regulator Ofcom indicates that teenagers and young adults are spending less time on social networking sites even as their parents, teachers and other older adults are increasingly using the sites.

Proactive Marketing Helps Draw Grad Students to Canada

Targeted marketing campaigns have helped boost the number of Iranian graduate students to Canadian universities.

Inside CASE
CASE Europe to Collaborate with U.K.'s Arts & Business

CASE Europe has joined forces with Arts & Business, a leading nonprofit in the United Kingdom that promotes corporate sponsorship of the arts, on a series of fundraising seminars for nonprofit cultural organizations, including educational institutions.

CASE Asia-Pacific to Hold Online Event on Phonathons

The secret to a successful phonathon is to run it like a business.

Alumni Relations Benchmarking Survey Launches Next Week

Alumni relations professionals are invited to participate in the annual International CASE Alumni Relations Survey, which kicks off Aug. 24.

CASE Seeks Experienced Speakers for Conferences in Mexico

As part of its plans to expand operations in Mexico, CASE is seeking experienced CASE volunteers who regularly travel to Mexico.

Successful CFRs Build Lasting Partnerships

Long-term relationships are key to successfully raising funds from foundations.

Top Fundraisers to Share Best Practices at CASE Institute

Fundraisers in the Asia-Pacific region can learn best practices from leading practitioners in the field by attending the CASE Asia-Pacific Institute in Educational Fundraising.

U.S. Federal Relations News
Modified Itemized Deduction Cap Still Under Consideration in Senate

Six members of the Senate Finance Committee say they will continue efforts to reach a deal on bipartisan healthcare reform and that they have not ruled out including a modified itemized deduction cap proposal to help pay for a final bill.

New Bill Would Change Treatment of Tax-Exempt Hedge Fund Investments

Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.), a member of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, recently introduced legislation (H.R. 3497) that would alter the tax treatment of hedge fund investments made by tax-exempt organizations, including educational institutions.

U.K. Matched Funding Scheme News
Institutions Benefit from Matched Funding Training

CASE Europe continues its steady progress providing training and support for institutions as part of its matched funding scheme initiative launched in March.

CASE District News

District I members are asked to save the date to attend "Renew. Reinvest. Reengage," the 2010 CASE District I conference being held Jan. 28-29, at the Westin Copley Place in Boston. Early-bird registration for the lowest conference price will be available beginning Sept. 15. Visit the Web site to learn more; become a Facebook fan and join the LinkedIn group.

Also, District I is now accepting nominations for its annual achievement and recognition awards. Visit the Web site to find out more about the Rising Star, Quarter Century Circle, Chief Executive Leader, Distinguished Friend of Education, Hebert and Collier Awards. Nominating is easy and online. The deadline is earlier this year-Sept. 30.

District II is pleased to announce that its 2010 conference will be held Feb. 7-9, 2010, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.

Conference planning for "VISION 2010: Seeing the Possibilities" is in full swing with programming planned for advancement shops of all sizes and areas of focus, including a special Sunday full of "master sessions." A call for proposals deadline has been extended to Sept. 15.

Despite rising costs, conference registration costs will stay at 2009 levels with early-bird registration remaining at $375. Conference registration will be available on the District II site in October.

Conference leaders are actively recruiting volunteers. To volunteer, please e-mail Jessica Bostdorf-Ritchie.

District V reports that Sept. 15 is the deadline for nominations and applications for Advancing Diversity Program scholarships, Newcomer Fellowships, Committee on Opportunity and Equity Outstanding Commitment to Professional Development Award, and the Distinguished Service Award. The deadline for student scholarships is Oct. 5. See more on the district's Web site.

And get ready to experience a "Great City. Great Lake. Great Conference," Dec. 13-15, at the Chicago Sheraton Hotel and Towers. World-renowned explorer and National Geographic writer Dan Buettner is the keynote speaker at this year's CASE V conference. Earl Suttle, founder and chair of Leadership Success International Recognize, will keynote the grand luncheon.

Get more details and register.

District VI is busy preparing for its annual conference, "On Target," which takes place Jan. 10-12 in St. Louis.

New programming opportunities include:

  • An "emerging leaders" pre-conference workshop to enhance leadership skills of mid-level professionals with at least three years of experience in advancement
  • A full day of programming on Jan. 12 for advancement professionals from independent schools
  • A full day of programming on Jan. 12 focusing on social media

In addition, information about the district's conference scholarship opportunities will be available soon.

The district is also accepting nominations for its board of directors and its individual service awards. Check out the District VI Web site for more information.

District VIII reports that it's time for members to start preparing their award submissions for the upcoming conference in Portland, Ore. Awards will be given for projects produced from Oct. 31, 2008, through Nov. 1, 2009. Deadline for submissions is Nov. 20, 2009. Online submission will be ready Oct. 1, 2009.

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