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August 2016
Volume 14 Issue 8

Research and News of Note
Turning Senior Gifts into a Tradition of Giving

Institutions that work to create a pipeline from senior class gifts to post-graduation giving will see growth in the first-year-out giving from their graduates, according to a CASE conference faculty member.

3 Steps to Start (and Strengthen) a Young Alumni Council

Young alumni councils give recent graduates an opportunity to deepen their involvement with their alma mater. In return, these volunteer leaders can offer their alumni association fresh insights and energy.

Use SPARQ to Energize Presentations

Imagine you come back to work from a long vacation, and someone asks you what you did. You're not going to sit there and list your schedule, hour-by-hour. Instead, you might show them a picture, tell them something you learned or share a funny story.

Most Americans Think College is Worthwhile

The majority of Americans think college is a sound investment, but many still believe it should be free, according to a new survey.

U.S. Educational Fundraisers See Lower Growth in 2015-2016

Fundraisers at schools, colleges and universities in the United States estimate that donations to their institutions grew 4.5 percent during the academic year that ended June 30, 2016, according to survey results released by CASE.

Inside CASE
Boost Your Annual Giving Strategies This Fall

The key to annual giving isn't asking for money in a particular way. It's understanding why volunteers and donors do what they do, according to a CASE author and conference chair.

CASE Names Latin America Director

CASE Latin America has named Angélica Careaga, manager of the University of New Mexico's Mexico office, as director.

Currents Launches Mobile App

Following Currents' recent redesign, the magazine has launched a new digital edition and mobile app. The award-winning publication's new digital editions can now be viewed online or viewed in the new app. The mobile app is available for download on iTunes and Google Play.

CASE Europe Names 2016-2017 Graduate Trainees

CASE Europe has named the successful graduates and their placements for the 2015–2016 Educational Fundraising Graduate Trainee Scheme.

Nominate Outstanding Leaders for Asia-Pacific Leadership Award

CASE Asia-Pacific is now accepting nominations for the 2016 CASE Asia-Pacific Leadership Award. The deadline for nominations is Monday, Oct. 31.

CASE Asia-Pacific Hosting International Fundraising Conference and Study Tour

The CASE Asia-Pacific International Fundraising Conference and Study Tour, taking place Oct. 10—14, will begin in Hong Kong with conference sessions and continue with study tours led by advancement professionals in Hong Kong and Shanghai. The program aims to provide the practical and operational side of building a major/principal gifts-focused international advancement program.

CASE District News

District I
  • Celebrate achievements with the 2017 District I Excellence and Platinum Awards. District I honors individuals and schools doing innovative work in special events, fundraising, stewardship, volunteer engagement, alumni relations, student alumni initiatives, advancement services and communications. Submissions are now being accepted.
  • Save the date for the 2017 District I conference, Jan. 26-27, 2017, at the Westin Copley Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. Stay tuned for this year's slate of rich sessions, inspirational keynotes and valuable networking opportunities.

District II
  • District II is casting its net to find professionals to share their light bulb moments at this year's CASE District II Annual Conference, Feb. 26-28, 2017, at the Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, Maryland.

District III
  • Registration is open for the District III All Stars Annual Conference, Feb. 5-8, 2017, in Nashville, Tennessee. Find a complete listing of sessions and deadlines online.

District V and VI

District VI
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Member Profile Erika Fields

Erika Fields

Erika Fields is the digital content manager for Babson College.

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Lasting Impressions

Lasting Impressions: Laying the Foundation for Engaged and Philanthropic Future Alumni

Good first impressions matter. So why is it hard for many colleges and universities to recognize that student philanthropy programs are an essential part of creating and nurturing the culture of philanthropy all institutions need for future support?

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