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December 2014
Volume 12 Issue 12

Research and News of Note
New Report Cites World’s Most Generous Countries

The United States and Myanmar are the most generous countries in the world followed by Canada, the Republic of Ireland and New Zealand, according to a recently released report on global giving. Other countries featured in the top 10 include Australia, Malaysia and the United Kingdom.

Asking Alumni Magazine Readers to Subscribe

Higher education institutions looking to offset their alumni magazine’s print costs may want to follow the lead of one U.S. institution, which asks readers who receive its free magazine to pay a voluntarily subscription.

Report: More Nonprofits See Value in Content Marketing

New research indicates that nonprofit marketers are beginning to “understand the power” of content marketing to engage volunteers, donors and other constituents.

Social Media Vital to Advancement in Europe

Just as social media networks have become integral to educational advancement in North America, they are quickly engraining themselves in the profession across the Atlantic, says a co-chair of the upcoming CASE Europe Social Media and Community Conference.

Reach Out to LGBT Graduates

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender alumni are a largely untapped community for engagement and fundraising by many educational institutions, says a university leader.

Chinese Philanthropy on “Cusp” of Change

A leading philanthropist in China believes that the country is on the “cusp” of change and that 2014 will be a “turning point in Chinese philanthropy.”

Help Diversify the Profession

Three leading practitioners talk about the lack of diversity in educational advancement and what leaders in the profession can do about it in a video produced at last month’s CASE Minority Advancement Institute.

Inside CASE
CASE Selects New President, Reviews Other Topics at Board Meeting

The CASE Board of Trustees, at its meeting Nov. 19 and 20 at the CASE Washington, D.C., headquarters, selected Sue Cunningham, vice principal for advancement at the University of Melbourne, to succeed John Lippincott as president of CASE, effective March 9, 2015.

CASE, Carnegie Name 2014 U.S. Professors of the Year

Professors from Pennsylvania State University Berks, Monroe Community College, Stanford University and the University of North Carolina Wilmington were recognized as the 2014 U.S. Professors of the Year during a luncheon and awards ceremony Nov. 20 in Washington, D.C. In addition, 31 professors from institutions around the country were recognized as state winners.

Submit Nominations for CASE Europe Board of Trustees by 30 January

CASE Europe is seeking nominations for its board of trustees. Currently comprised of 18 individuals, the CASE Europe board seeks up to six new trustees to serve three-year terms from 1 July 2015.

State Relations Leaders Recognized for Advocacy Work

A former journalist who has helped secure her institution multiple increases in state aid and a dynamic consensus builder who advocated on behalf of two public institutions for more than three decades are recipients of the 2014 Service Awards in State Government Relations.

Participate in Student Engagement and Philanthropy Month

Building on the success of its Student Engagement and Philanthropy Day, CASE ASAP is encouraging institutional members to dedicate the entire month of February for organized events and activities on campus to enhance awareness and engagement of students.

Nominate a Colleague Today for CASE Europe Award

The deadline to submit a nomination for a 2015 CASE Europe award is 27 February 2015.

Serve as Host for the 2015 Circle of Excellence Awards

Help CASE highlight best practices, strong programs and top-notch publications by volunteering to serve as a host for the 2015 Circle of Excellence Awards.

Recognize Advancement's Leaders with a Distinguished Service Award

Recognize the exceptional work of alumni, donors, colleagues or friends by nominating them for a CASE Distinguished Service Award. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 13, 2015.

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
Permanent Extension of IRA Charitable Rollover Falls Short, Congress Expected to Pass Extension

On Dec. 11, the U.S. House fell short of passing the Supporting America's Charities Act (H.R. 5806), a last-minute bill introduced by House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dave Camp (R-Mich.) that would have permanently extended the IRA Charitable Rollover and enhanced deductions for conservation contributions and food inventory.

CASE District News

District I
  • Don't miss keynote speakers Wes Moore and Nancy Frates at the 2015 CASE District I annual conference, which takes place Jan. 29-30, 2015 (pre-conference Jan. 28), in Boston, Massachusetts. Moore is a decorated combat veteran, Rhodes scholar and author of the New York Times best-selling memoir, The Other Wes Moore. Frates, an ALS Association trustee, launched the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from her dining room table—a movement that went on to raise more than $160 million for ALS research in a few short months. Moore and Frates are just two of the highlights from this year's conference—which is selling out fast. Less than 50 spaces remain. Register now.

District II
  • Early-bird registration has been extended until Dec. 23 for the CASE District II annual conference, "Monumental Shifts." Register today!
  • Visit the District II website for the complete listing of the 2015 Achievement and Accolades award winners, including our platinum award winners who will advance to the CASE Circle of Excellence competition. Winners will be celebrated at the annual District II conference in Washington, D.C., in February. Thanks to all who participated in this year's program!
  • Need to enhance or launch your professional online presence? CASE invites attendees to take advantage of the careers component of the District II conference. A professional photographer will provide a free complimentary portrait head shot to conference attendees. Head shots will be emailed to individuals after the conference. We encourage you to upload the photo directly to your LinkedIn or other career and professional social media profiles. Join us in the President's Board Room in the hotel on one of the following times and dates: Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, from 3:30-5 p.m., or Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, from 2-3:30 p.m.

District III
  • Register yourself and your team for the CASE District III MAGIC conference at the group rate of $349—valid when three or more attendees, from one institution, register together.
  • Send auction items for the MAGIC silent auction. The auction is a great place to showcase items, adventures and venues from your area and institution. Submit your auction item via the web form or contact Renee Bazemore at for more information. All proceeds benefit CASE District III scholarships.
  • Ship 50 copies of your best magazines, newsletters, calendars, brochures and other printed materials for the Literature Exchange. For more information, contact
  • There are many opportunities to volunteer at the MAGIC conference—from registration and concierge to moderating sessions. Sign up today.

District VI
  • Registration is still open for the "Higher Expectations" conference. Recharge your batteries, gain new skills and network with colleagues who can help you meet and exceed those higher expectations in higher education. Register now. Book your hotel room at the Sheraton Denver Downtown by Dec. 22. The CASE room block is filling fast. Secure your room now.
  • CASE District VI new professionals' pre-conference sessions will help you better understand the ever-changing world of higher education advancement and network with other colleagues. Be sure to sign up when you register for the conference.

District VII

District VIII
  • Greg Sheridan from the University of Washington has received the 2015 CASE VIII Distinguished Service Award, and J. Michael Goodwin has received the Allan Price Award for Distinguished Service to the Fundraising Profession.
  • Register for the CASE VIII conference before Dec. 30 to take advantage of the early-bird discount rate and discover what it means to imagine without limits, cultivate innovation and harness inspiration. In addition, meet the 2015 Distinguished Service Award recipient, Leadership Award recipient, Rising Stars and Opportunity & Inclusion Scholarship recipients—and help us honor their achievements at the CASE District VIII conference in Seattle, which takes place Feb. 4-6, 2015.
  • Congratulations to the District VIII 2015 Rising Star award recipients: Molly McKay from Pearson College United World College of the Pacific, Kyla Amrhein from the University of Alberta, Alexandra Bradspies from Oregon Health and Science University Foundation, and Christian Aniciete from Portland State University.
  • Join the CASE District VIII 2016 conference team. After a long absence, District VIII is returning to Alberta in February 2016. We're looking for committed and creative folks from across the four corners of the district to join us in the effort and have more than a little fun along the way. If you are interested, please contact conference chair Mark Sollis at or (403) 909-3762.
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Randal V. Childs

Randal V. Childs is assistant vice chancellor in the division of institutional advancement at North Carolina Central University.

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