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November 2015
Volume 5, Issue 5

Community College Advancement News

Blazing a New Trail in Communications and Marketing

Doug Wotherspoon looked into the future, and didn't like what he saw.  Read more...

Chance to Win Free Conference Registrations

Advancement staff at community colleges have a chance to win two free registrations to the 2016 Conference for Community College Advancement—simply by completing a brief opinion survey. Any community college whose president/chief executive officer and chief fundraiser each complete a survey on fundraising attitudes and expectations will be eligible for the drawing. The deadline has been extended to Nov. 20, 2015. 

Join a Free Networking Roundtable Discussion

CASE will host two free online networking opportunities in December:

  • Online Roundtable for Community College Fundraisers, 2- 3 p.m., Eastern, on Thursday, Dec. 3. Register now.
  • Online Roundtable for Community College Marketing and Communications Staff, 2-3 p.m. Eastern, on Friday, Dec. 4. Register now.

These events provide an opportunity to discuss current hot topics, share ideas and offer and receive advice. Each roundtable will include three practitioners who will help answer questions and guide the discussion. Calls are free and open to CASE members and non-members. To allow for candid conversation, they are not recorded.

Get the Latest Alumni Benchmarking Data

CASE will present the findings from its latest benchmarking survey on community college alumni relations in a free online presentation from 1-2 p.m. Eastern, on Tuesday, Dec. 1. The survey includes data on staffing, funding, dues and alumni giving, as well as correlations between best practices and fundraising results. The presentation, by Paul Heaton, director of the CASE Center for Community College Advancement, also will include time for questions and discussion. The event is free, but registration is required.

Are You in the IRF Data Book?

The deadline to enter fundraising results from fiscal year 2015 into the IRF Data Book is Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. The CASE IRF Data Book is designed to be a one-stop shop for institutionally related foundation executives and professionals interested in comparing data related to their foundation's structure, staffing and operations with their peers. Get started here or contact

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