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December 2011
Volume 9 Issue 12

Research and News of Note
Mentoring Programs Create Successful Students, Engaged Alumni

Alumni-student mentoring programs have the dual benefits of engaging current alumni and turning students into future alumni leaders, according to the managers of alumni mentoring programs at two institutions.

Social Media and Marketing: What's in Store for 2012?

It's the end of 2011, which means it's time for predictions for the upcoming year. Marketing and social media experts foresee interesting developments for 2012, both for professionals and users.

Lessons for All Following Inquiry into UK University's Libyan Ties

The United Kingdom's former Lord Chief Justice released last month a report on the findings from an inquiry into links between the London School of Economics and Political Science and the regime of recently deposed Libyan dictator Muammar el Qaddafi. And though the focus of the investigation, including its recommendations for reform, concern but one British institution, the executive director of CASE Europe says there are lessons for those in higher education around the globe.

Be Succinct and Specific when Making Cold Calls, Speaker Says

When making a cold call to a prospective donor, be succinct and specific by saying your name, noting where you're calling from and proposing a concrete time to meet in person, recommends a major gift officer who spoke at a recent CASE conference.

Time is Now to Teach Students How to Give

The national average for alumni participation has steadily declined in recent years. Young alumni are also giving to a fewer number of charities. And yet, these young alumni now make up a significant and growing share of many institutions' donor databases. This is a make-or-break moment for alumni relations professionals hoping to cultivate student philanthropy and turn these future young alumni into future donors, say faculty who are presenting at a CASE conference this spring.

Four Simple Steps: A Plan for Handling Leaders' Unrealistic Fundraising Expectations

It's not uncommon for development officers at colleges, universities and independent schools to face unrealistic expectations from the leaders of their institutions. In these cash-strapped times, there is more pressure than ever to raise private funds.

Inside CASE
CASE Trustees Discuss Advocacy, International Initiatives

The CASE Board of Trustees, meeting Nov. 16 and 17 at CASE headquarters in Washington, D.C., accepted the CASE audited financial statements for the 2010-11 fiscal year and discussed CASE's advocacy role, international initiatives and other topics.

CASE Europe Seeks Nominations for Board

CASE Europe is accepting nominations for up to three representatives to serve on its 17-member board of trustees. The deadline is 9 March 2012.

CASE 2010-11 Annual Report Available Online

In addition to financial information and a list of donors and sponsors, the CASE annual report features a look at trends during the 2011 fiscal year and includes various facts, data and member quotes.

CASE, Carnegie Name 2011 U.S. Professors of the Year, Launch 2012 Program

Professors from Oberlin College, Amarillo Community College, the University of New Mexico and Samford University were recently recognized as the 2011 U.S. Professors of the Year (link to release) during a luncheon and awards ceremony Nov. 17 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Professors from 27 other institutions around the country were recognized as state winners.

CASE Event in China Uncovers Advancement Aspirations of Local Institutions

Tapping into a growing eagerness among native institutions to learn more about educational advancement, CASE held its first event delivered in Mandarin earlier this month in China. And after the conference, both faculty and attendees express excitement about the future of the field in the country.

Participate in CASE Survey of Educational Fundraising Campaigns

Jan. 9, 2012, is the new deadline for colleges, universities and independent schools in the United States and Canada to participate in the annual CASE survey on fundraising campaigns.

International Schools Encouraged to Complete Survey

The CASE International Schools Survey, launched earlier this month, is open through 3 February 2012. International schools around the world, including those in the United States and Canada, are encouraged to complete the survey

CASE Names New Members to Industry Advisory Council

CASE President John Lippincott has named six new members to the CASE Industry Advisory Council.

CASE Europe Seeks Award Nominations, Honors Crystal Apple Winners

Nominations are now being accepted for CASE Europe's Iain More Award, the Leadership Award and the Distinguished Service Award.

Check Out New Features, Resources on CASE Website

CASE continues to add new resources and content to keep the website fresh and relevant to members.

Registration Opens for CASE Europe Annual Conference

The CASE Europe Annual Conference returns for its 23rd year on 27-31 August 2012 in Birmingham

Recognize Advancement's Leaders with a Distinguished Service Award

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 Feb. 3.

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.

U.S. Federal Relations News
IRA Charitable Rollover to Expire Dec. 31

Congress is unlikely to extend the IRA charitable rollover prior to Dec. 31, the date on which the rollover is set to expire. Lawmakers are hopeful to pass a retroactive extension of the IRA charitable rollover in 2012.

CASE District News
District I and II

Headed to the 2012 CASE District I and District II joint conference in New York? Make sure to join us at the awards celebration to recognize the accomplishments of district colleagues.

Share the best of your institutions publications and professional development opportunities with more than 1,000 of your colleagues during the joint conference. Learn how to send your printed samples and job descriptions on the conference website.

District IV

District IV congratulates Betheny Reid of the Dallas County Community College District and Kimberly Russel from Tyler Junior College, who were both appointed to serve as members of the advisory committee for the newly formed CASE Center for Community College Advancement.

Dozens of CASE members gathered in Conway, Ark., in November for a regional professional development workshop-the first part of a new initiative from CASE District IV to provide increased networking opportunities and professional development for its members.

Brent Edwards, director of educational programming for the CASE District IV board of directors, says he was pleased with the results of the one-day workshop. "I heard positive results about the professional development that our CASE members received," says Edwards. "Going forward, I believe the regional workshop format will prove to be of great value to our membership."

More than 60 CASE members, representing four states and dozens of institutions, were on hand to learn about social media from keynote speakers Matt Herek and Karl Miller.

District V

Who's doing great work in CASE District V? Check out winners of the Pride of CASE V Awards that honors institutions and individuals who demonstrate outstanding achievement in advancement programs and communications.

Get reduced rates at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers through 2012! Rates start at $159 through Feb. 29, and $209 the rest of the year. Visit the CASE District V homepage for codes and details.

District VI

Kevin J. Thompson is stepping down as district board chair after two and a half years in the position. "It has been a pleasure to lead CASE District VI, as this is an incredible volunteer organization," he said. Sheri Irwin-Gish of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will become district chair in 2012.

District VI is planning a joint conference with District V from Dec. 9-12, 2012 in Chicago. Hauli Sabatka of Hastings College and Catherine McGlinch of the Minnesota Medical Foundation are co-chairs of the conference.

District VII

Go for the Gold: A few days remain to enter the District VII Awards of Excellence through our online entry system (deadline Dec. 23). PLEASE NOTE: Most categories do NOT require hard copy submission. Sharpen the Saw: Watch our workshop website for information about upcoming one-day workshops, which can help you hone your skills and build valuable relationships with local professionals.

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