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October 2016
Volume 6, Issue 4

Community College Advancement News

Engaging Internal Support - With Energy, not Money

Staff who work at community college foundations may have untapped resources right in their own backyard, according to two CASE faculty members. Read more...

Federal Funding Task Force to Convene in D.C. Next Week

CASE members will soon have exclusive access to a new report on federal funding opportunities for community colleges.

The "Federal Funding to Two-Year Colleges" report is made possible through the work of the Federal Funding Task Force, a volunteer research group that convenes each year in Washington, D.C., to visit federal agency program officers. During these visits, they meet and discuss anticipated funding levels and program priorities, update agency contacts and request comparison data on funds applied for and grants awarded to community colleges in previous funding cycles.

Task force members also advocate on behalf of two-year colleges, explaining the valuable role they play in their communities and the positive impact that federal grants and programs have on students.

The FFTF was created by the Council for Resource Development, which successfully managed the program until July 2016, when it became an initiative of the CASE Center for Community College Advancement.

"CASE is grateful to JCCI Resource Development Services for its generous support of the Federal Funding Task Force," says Marc Westenburg, director of the Center for Community College Advancement.

This year's FFTF meeting will be held Oct. 23-26 in D.C. with results to be released shortly after the meeting.

Save-the-date: 2017 Conference for Community College Grants Professionals

CASE has announced the inaugural Conference for Community College Grants Professionals will be held Nov. 1-3, 2017, in Washington, D.C. This conference will continue the tradition of directly following the Federal Funding Task Force, which is scheduled for Oct. 29-31.

If you are interested in helping to plan the conference or volunteering in any other capacity, please email Marc Westenburg at

Join CASE ASAP to Grow Student Engagement

Looking for ways to engage students in your institution's advancement goals? The CASE Affiliated Student Advancement Programs  a wide array of products and services to support advancement shops in engaging students to become active and philanthropic alumni.

Membership to CASE ASAP is complimentary for CASE members and includes discounts to national and district conferences; access to an extensive online sample collection of student advancement best practices; and inclusion in a global network of student advancement professionals. To begin accessing your CASE ASAP benefits, contact Robyn Neeley.

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

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