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December 2010
Volume 8 Issue 12

Research and News of Note
Report: Wealthy Individuals Worldwide Likely to Increase Giving, Time

A new report concludes that philanthropy has a "bright future" with wealthy individuals worldwide indicating they are likely to donate more of their time, money and expertise to charities.

Women More Likely to Give to Education, Other Causes than Men

Women are significantly more likely than men to give to almost every type of charitable cause and are equally likely to support the rest, according to new research from the Women's Philanthropy Institute at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

Estate Tax, IRA Charitable Rollover Extensions Signed Into Law

On Dec. 17, President Barack Obama signed H.R. 4853 (pdf) into law, a tax bill that temporarily extends the federal estate tax and IRA charitable rollover.

Digital PR Expert: Start Thinking Digitally About Communications

Like it or not, digital communications tools are becoming more and more ingrained in marketers' jobs. But with the right steps, even old-school marketers can successfully integrate digital communications into their overall strategies. That's according to one prominent social media expert who blogs on the intersection of communications, public relations and media.

Canada's Wealthy Continue to Give Despite Recession

A new survey of wealthy Canadians finds that nearly 60 percent of respondents say the recession has not impacted their donating habits and that two-thirds plan to give away between 1 and 3 percent of their wealth this year.

Majority Satisfied with U.S. Colleges, Universities

Respondents to a nationwide poll give high marks to U.S. colleges and universities, including for-profit institutions, with the majority saying they are happy with the quality of higher education in their states.

Technology, Culture Impact Giving in Various Countries

The United States is the "world's most generous nation," U.K. donors tend to be "less public," giving in Italy is "primarily an act of benevolence" and private giving in Australia is "highly reactive." These are a few observations highlighted in a new report by the Wall Street Journal.

Donor-Advised Funds Predicted to Increase in 2011

A recently released report predicts that donor-advised funds will "rebound strongly in 2010 and 2011."

Tuition Fees Vote Signifies Need to Grow Philanthropy to Support Higher Education

The passing of the Commons vote on tuition fees earlier this month marks a "real shift in the funding of universities in England," says Joanna Motion, vice president of international operations for CASE.

Map Shows Global Social Network Presence, Growth of Facebook

Are you convinced that Facebook has taken over the world? You're not far off, according to new findings about the social media site.

Gift Aid Forum Releases Recommendations, UK Responds

A group of treasury and charity representatives, including CASE's Joanna Motion, has released a report following its review of gift aid, a UK policy that enables tax-effective giving to charities.

Colleges and Universities Add Location-Based Services to Their Social Media Mix

These days, any given college campus is likely home to multiple mayors. Foursquare mayors, that is.

Inside CASE
CASE Board Approves Service Enhancements, Statement on Supplemental Compensation

The CASE Board of Trustees, meeting Nov. 17 and 18 at CASE headquarters in Washington, D.C., approved a number of items related to enhancing service to members and strengthening ongoing operations.

Deadline for CASE Compensation Survey Extended

The CASE Compensation Survey deadline has been extended to Jan. 12, 2011.

Alumni Relations, Fundraising Benefit from Working Together

Alumni relations and fundraising at many institutions can be disparate and often siloed groups. But advancement professionals are facing increasing pressure to boost funding and maintain a rapidly expanding social network and engagement presence-often with strained or even reduced resources. As a result, alumni relations and development departments are seeing mutual benefits from breaking down traditional barriers and working hand-in-hand.

CASE Seeks Director for New Center for Community College Advancement

CASE is seeking a director to lead the new CASE Center for Community College Advancement, which will launch in mid-2011.

Trustees Update CASE Privacy Policy

The CASE Board of Trustees has approved an update to the CASE privacy policy to provide controlled opportunities for members to receive professionally relevant e-mail from CASE Educational Partners and other advancement-related service providers.

CASE Europe Launches New Event Registration

CASE Europe has moved to a new event registration procedure that requires all delegates attending a CASE Europe event to log in to the CASE website to register.

CASE, Carnegie Name 2010 U.S. Professors of the Year, Launch 2011 Program

National and state winners of the 2010 U.S. Professors of the Year awards program were recognized Nov. 18 during a luncheon and awards ceremony at the W Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Register Now for Major Gift Officers Conference

Current economic conditions, changes in donor populations and increased competition for the charitable dollar are irrevocably changing the ways donors structure their largest gifts of a lifetime. How will major giving officers at institutions across the country navigate these shifts?

Recognize Outstanding Leaders: Submit Nomination for Schools Engagement Award

CASE Europe is accepting nominations for its inaugural CASE Europe Schools Engagement Award through 4 February 2011.

Treat Staff as Donors, Volunteers to Reduce Churn

As the economy improves, more development officers may begin contemplating their next move. However, advancement executives can reduce turnover in their departments by implementing some key strategies, says Jon Derek Croteau, a senior consultant at Witt/Kieffer and co-chair of an upcoming CASE conference on strategic talent management.

Call Issued for Distinguished Service Awards Nominations

Recognize the exceptional work of alumni, donors, colleagues or friends of your institution by nominating them for a CASE Distinguished Service Award. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 21.

CASE Honors Top Government Relations Professionals

Two higher education state government relations professionals who strengthened public support for their institutions and higher education overall through outstanding leadership and creative programs are the 2010 recipients of the Service Awards in State Government Relations.

Learn New Skills to Manage Funding Challenges in UK, Europe at CASE Conference

Recent cuts in public expenditure mean that institutions in the UK and across Europe face significant challenges. The Spring Institute in Educational Fundraising delivers an understanding of the special opportunities for fundraisers in these sectors.

Nominations Open for Outstanding Research, Writing Awards

Think you have an award-winning dissertation or a research-based book or article on the latest trends in advancement? Submit a nomination for a CASE Research Awards in Educational Advancement.

Share Favorite City, Travel Tips through CASE City Guides

CASE members who live in cities that are major travel destinations or who are frequent travelers to major cities are invited to contribute to the CASE City Guides collection.

CASE Advancement Staff on the Move

CASE keeps members informed about their colleagues' advancement-whether moving to a new institution around the corner or across continents.

Discuss Today's Fundraising Challenges, Opportunities at CASE-NAIS Senior Forum

Join independent schools advancement professionals Jan. 22-23 for a discussion on fundraising challenges and opportunities in today's post-recession world at the senior forum at CASE NAIS.

Matched Funding Scheme
Pioneering Matched Funding Scheme Will Run through July 2011

The 2008-2011 Matched Funding Scheme for Voluntary Giving will run its full three-year course. That's according to UK Minister for Higher Education David Willetts, who confirmed the continuation of the program during a recent event sponsored by Universities UK.

CASE District News
District I

Register for District I's conference by Dec. 31 to guarantee your inclusion in the attendee directory. (And make your hotel reservation by Dec. 29 to get the lowest rate on your room!)

District I has been expanding its programs to ensure that colleagues throughout the region are able to continue to grow their knowledge and increase their job satisfaction and efficacy. Read about these new accessible, streamlined programs on the district's website.

District I is grateful to its many member organizations for joining in the effort to ensure that development professionals have opportunities to build on their talents and refine their skills. If you're interested in addressing a certain topic or would like to offer your institution as a potential site for future gatherings, send an e-mail to

District II

The District II conference will be held Super Bowl weekend, Feb. 6-8, 2011, at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. Early-bird registration has been extended to Dec. 24, so be sure to sign up before the holidays!

Duff Goldman, owner of Charm City Cakes, will be the keynote speaker. Duff, who is a resident of Baltimore, is perhaps best known for his appearances on the Food Network program, "Ace of Cakes." Duff is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is also widely recognized for his active involvement with the nonprofit world of greater Baltimore.

Achievement Award Recipients

The District II awards committee selected the 2011 recipients for the Chief Executive Leadership Award, Rising Star Award and Payton Award for Voluntary Service. The committee expects to select a Professional of the Year award winner soon.

  • Chief Executive Leadership Award: James T. Harris III, president of Widener University
  • Robert L. Payton Award for Voluntary Service: Michele Moore Ridge, chair of the board of trustees at Seton Hill University
  • Rising Star Award: Jason Coolman, director of alumni affairs at University of Waterloo
Districts III and IV

This year, the District III and District IV conferences are going to be bigger and better than ever because we are "fusing" them into one huge event, right in the heart of New Orleans' historic French Quarter!

Come to CASE FUSION Feb. 20-23, 2011, where you can choose from more than 100 powerful programs and interact with colleagues all while enjoying some of the world's most amazing cuisine and toe-tapping music.

In addition, conference participants will fuse together to show their support of a New Orleans lower Ninth Ward school through a unique FUSION service initiative. About 45 people (almost evenly split from both districts) representing 28 colleges and universities will travel by bus to New Orleans' Ninth Ward to spend some productive time at Renaissance, a local high school transforming itself into a new Knowledge Is Power Project school. Participants will roll up their sleeves, grab a paintbrush and use some elbow grease to help the school with its physical transformation.

Register today for CASE FUSION!

District V

More than 1,100 people had pre-registered for the 36th annual CASE V conference in Chicago Dec. 12-14.

For more information about the conference and what's happening in the district, visit the CASE V website.

In other news, the Pride of CASE V winners have been announced. Here is a complete list of the 2010 winners (pdf) who were recognized at the CASE V conference.

District VI

Institutional members of District VI will receive a slate of potential board candidates this month.

The following slate will be forwarded for a vote in December:

  • Chair-elect nominee (one-year term, 2011-2012; will ascend to district chair 2012-2014): Sheri Irwin-Gish, associate vice chancellor for communications, Nebraska State College System
  • Secretary nominee (two-year term, 2011-2013): Lee Denker, president and chief executive officer, University of Nebraska Omaha Alumni Association
  • At-large member nominee (three-year term, 2011-2014): Scott Peters, associate director of development, Linn State Technical College
  • At-large member nominee (three-year term, 2011-2014): Bill Grevas, associate vice president for development, Kansas State University Development Foundation

Final preparations are also being made for iCASE 2011 in Kansas City, Mo., which takes place Jan. 9-11, 2011.

  • Free pre-conference workshops
  • Special one-day session for academic officers
  • Phenomenal lineup of breakout sessions
  • Elegant awards reception to recognize the best from the district - included with registration
  • Networking opportunities
District VII

The 2011 District VII conference will sharpen your talents with all-new power sessions, a pre-conference boot camp and a host of workshops spanning various advancement topics.

Join our all-star cast along Los Angeles' legendary Avenue of the Stars, March 2-5. Visit our website to learn about the program, register, apply for a scholarship or become a sponsor.

District VIII

District VIII would like to remind 2011 conference attendees from the United States to obtain their passports for entry into Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information, visit the conference website.

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