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August 2014
Volume 12 Issue 8

Research and News of Note
U.S. Educational Fundraisers Predict Steady Growth in Giving During Academic Year

Fundraisers at educational institutions in the United States estimate that donations to their institutions grew 5.4 percent during the academic year that ended June 30, 2014, according to survey results released by CASE.

Solutions to Declining Unrestricted Gifts

As unrestricted giving to U.S. colleges and universities declines, fundraisers must find creative ways to secure support for their institutions, say two CASE faculty members.

Capital Campaigns Are the Time to “Dream Big Dreams”

What’s the worst reason to have a capital campaign? “Because your peers are having a capital campaign,” said Stanford University’s Martin Shell, speaking in July at CASE’s Summer Institute in Educational Fundraising.

More Countries Adapting MOOCs to Fit their Educational Needs

More countries, including China, Saudi Arabia and Rwanda, are creating and adapting massive open online courses, more popularly known as MOOCs, to fit the specific needs of their populations.

Volunteer Boards Should Reflect Institution

Advancement professionals should work to diversify their volunteer boards, says a CASE trustee and faculty member at the upcoming CASE Minority Advancement Institute.

Inside CASE
CASE Board of Trustees Establishes Lippincott Award

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education Board of Trustees has voted to establish a CASE award in honor of John Lippincott, the association’s longest-serving president.

CASE Helping Grow Advancement in Africa

CASE has received a two-year, US$450,000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, continuing its decade-long partnership to provide resources and training in fundraising and alumni development to universities in Africa.

Honor a School Leader with a 2015 CASE Independent Schools Award

Sept. 19 is the deadline to submit nominations for the 2015 CASE Independent Schools Awards, which honor individuals, corporations and foundations for their commitment to primary and secondary education.

Save the Date: Asia-Pacific Advancement Conference 2015

CASE recently announced that the annual Asia-Pacific Advancement Conference will take place on 14-17 April 2015 at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

CASE Europe Names 2014-2015 Graduate Trainees

CASE Europe has named the recipients of its 2014-2015 graduate trainee programme.

Advancement Staff on the Move

CASE keeps members informed about their colleagues' advancement-whether moving to a new institution around the corner or across continents.

U.S. Federal Relations News
House Passes Permanent Extension of IRA Charitable Rollover

On July 17, the U.S. House passed the America Gives More Act of 2014 (H.R. 4719), legislation that includes a permanent extension of the IRA charitable rollover. The bill passed on a 277-130 vote.

CASE District News

District I

District II
  • The deadline may have passed, but we still have room for a few more proposals for CASE DII 2015. Submit your proposal today to be sure you have the opportunity to present in 2015.
  • On Oct. 8, the University of Scranton and Kings College are hosting a one-day seminar on "Securing the Visit and Making the Ask" at the University of Scranton. Sue Kubik from eAdvancement will facilitate an interactive day of discussion and role play for advancement staff. To register or for more information, contact Melissa Starace at
  • The 2015 Accolades and Achievement Awards Program is in full swing! This is an opportunity to honor the best of the best in District II. Enter your outstanding, creative and innovative publications and programs in the Accolades Awards competition. Entry deadlines begin on Oct. 17.
  • The CASE District II Opportunity and Inclusion Committee is looking for volunteers to help the district propel the CASE vision of achieving a representative diverse profession. If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact Debra Valentine Gray at
  • The CASE District II Independent Schools One-Day Advancement Workshop will take place on Oct. 30 at The George School in Newtown, Pa. The registration fee is $25 for CASE members and $40 for non-CASE members.

District III

District VI

District VII

District VIII
  • CASE District VIII is currently recruiting imaginative, innovative and inspiring professionals to speak at the 2015 district conference in Seattle, Wash., which takes place Feb. 4-6, 2015. This is your chance to share your wealth of knowledge and best practices while helping to enrich everyone's conference experience. Proposals are due Aug. 31.
  • CASE District VIII is looking for nominations for the 2015 Leadership and Rising Star Awards. The recipients of these awards must be present at the 2015 District VIII conference. The deadline for nominations is Oct. 1 for the Leadership Award and Oct. 31 for the Rising Star Awards.
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Carrie Collins

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