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November 2017
Volume 8, Issue 2

Community College Advancement News

Leaders Must Reinforce Diversity on Campus

Community college presidents and chancellors must “get uncomfortable” to build a truly diverse and inclusive campus culture, according to CASE’s director of diversity and talent management. Read more...

Inside Grants Offices: Findings from New CASE Survey

Explore initial findings from a benchmarking survey that explores community college grants offices' staff, performance, ROI and more. Read more...

Conference for Community College Advancement Call for Proposals Now Open

Share unique knowledge and experiences with fellow community college colleagues by submitting a presentation proposal for the Conference for Community College Advancement, Oct. 3-5, 2018, in Palm Springs, California.

We welcome presenters from all advancement professions and school sizes ready to present to various audiences: from advancement newcomers to veterans, specialists to foundation board members and even CEOs. In your description, let us know your intended audience and the key takeaways you will deliver.

This year, we seek session proposals in the areas of:

• Fundraising

• Marketing, communications and public relations

• Web strategy and social media

• Advancement services

• Advancement leadership

• Alumni relations

• Foundation boards

• College leadership (CEO)

• Professional development

Submit a proposal by the close of business on Friday, January 19.

Submit a Proposal for 2018 CASE Conference for Community College Grant Proessionals 

Submit a proposal for the 2018 CASE Conference for Community College Grant Professionals in Washington, D.C.

This conference is designed to address the unique public and private grant-related challenges you and your colleagues face on a daily basis at community colleges around the nation.

We welcome new and experienced grants development and management professionals—from both small and large institutions—who desire to stay current on key trends and important developments in the field of public and private grants.

We seek dynamic session proposals that:

• Address how to craft, construct and submit an effective and competitive grant application.

• Provide solutions-focused ideas for challenges faced by community college grant professionals.

• Address evidence-based strategies for effective grant and project design and development.

• Address how to research, identify and match funding sources to meet specific community college program needs.

• Address post-award grant management practices sufficient to inform effective grant design and development.

• Address practices and services that raise the level of professionalism of grant developers. 

Proposals will be accepted into early 2018.

CASE Seeks Volunteers for Leadership Positions

Now is the perfect time to get involved by serving on a CASE volunteer group or committee.

Current volunteer opportunities include:

• 2018 Conference for Community College Advancement Conference Planning Committee (Self-nominations are welcome.)

• 2018 Conference for Community College Grant Professionals Conference Planning Committee (Self-nominations are welcome.)

• Community College Advancement Advisory Committee. Nominees should be advancement leaders who are committed to CASE and strengthening the advancement profession. Candidates must work for a CASE-member institution. Interested individuals should complete and submit the online volunteer leadership. Self-nominations are welcome.

• CASE is also seeking nominations for its board of trustees and three advisory commissions: alumni relations, communications and marketing, and philanthropy.

Please contact Brett Chambers, vice president of volunteer relations, at +1-202-478-5649 regarding the board of trustees or the commissions. For all other opportunities, contact Marc Westenburg, +1-202-478-5570.

Please share your questions and comments with Marc Westenburg via email at or +1 202 478 5570.

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