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August 2018 BriefCASE

Volume 16 Issue 8 August 2018

Research and News of Note

Voluntary Support of Education Survey Now Open

With 60 years of data, the VSE survey has been the premier source of information on philanthropic giving to education in the United States. The 2018 VSE Survey is now open for data collection.

Alumni Engagement Metrics Whitepaper Released

Two years after its creation, the CASE Alumni Engagement Metrics Task Force has released a draft whitepaper available to CASE members.

#CEAC18 is Here! Follow Along & Share Ideas in 29 August Twitter Chat

The CASE Europe Annual Conference kicks off 27 August in Edinburgh, offering advancement professionals from around Europe the opportunity to learn, connect, celebrate and shape the future of education.

Giving to U.K. Institutions: Takeaways from Ross-CASE Report

Giving to U.K. higher education institutions is strong and steady, according to CASE research.

Inside CASE

CASE Names New Executive Director of Volunteer and Member Engagement (US and Canada)

CASE has named Beth Smith to the newly created position of executive director of volunteer and member engagement for the United States and Canada.

CASE Charitable Giving Survey Results Released 23 August

The 2018 results of the Charitable Giving to Universities in Australia and New Zealand will be available online 23 August.

Join the International Fundraising Study Tour

The 2018 CASE Asia-Pacific International Fundraising Study Tour is a boutique program for senior level practitioners.


U.S. Federal News

Legislation Would Create New Charitable Giving Employee Benefit

U.S. Representative Erik Paulsen (R-MN) recently introduced the Everyday Philanthropy Act (H.R. 6616), a bill that would create "Flexible Giving Accounts" for employers to offer their employees as part of their fringe benefits.


District News

District I: Save the date for the Distrcit I Conference, Mar. 14-15, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts.

District II: Planning is underway for the District II Annual Conference, March 24-26, 2019, in historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Help shape the program by submitting an innovative and engaging program proposal. The conference offers a robust selection of engaging sessions in the following program tracks: advancement services, alumni relations, development, donor relations, marketing & communications and talent management. Submit here.

District III:

  • Make plans now for the District III Annual Conference, Feb. 24-27, 2019, at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia. Register now for the early bird rate of $425 per person for full conference registration and $149 per person for preconference workshops. 
  • It’s time to submit your award nominations and applications! Entries for the upcoming awards competition must have been produced or executed between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018. Submission deadline is Nov. 15.
  • Apply now for a scholarship to cover conference registration and provide reimbursement for up to $500 of travel expenses. Available scholarships include: Emerging Leader, Student Delegate, Newcomer and Minority Advancement Professional scholarships.

District V: Registration is open for the District V Conference, Dec. 9-11, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.

District VI: Register to attend the District VI Conference, Jan. 13-15, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. 

Gender Matters, A Guide to Growing Women’s Philanthropy by Katherine Loehr

In this new CASE title, author Kathleen Loehr focuses on the specific individual, team and organizational adaptations necessary to increase philanthropic support from women.

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Member Profile: Jon Ruzek

Jon Ruzek

Jon Ruzek is the senior director of alumni networks for the University of Minnesota Alumni Association.

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