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December 2015
Volume 13 Issue 12

Research and News of Note
Nonprofits Now Savvier at Content Marketing

Nonprofit organizations that have a documented strategic content marketing plan—and follow it—tend to have the most effective content marketing programs, according to a new report.

Globally, Giving Tuesday Participation Surges

The 24-hour campaign, which uses social media to connect donors and causes, raised $116.7 million in online donations, compared to $45 million in 2014.

Report: Donations Up Globally

Myanmar is the most generous country in the world, according to a recently released report on global giving.

Generosity Remains High in New Zealand

A recently released report on giving in New Zealand reveals that New Zealanders have maintained their generous levels of giving sparked by the Christchurch earthquakes in 2010 and 2011.

Four Tips to Engage Career-Minded Students

Career services professionals seeking to engage students through social media should keep their information real and make it relevant, according to a recent CASE Twitter Chat.

Report: Nonprofit and Charity Sector in Australia "Massive"

The charity and not-for-profit sector in Australia is a $103 billion industry that employs almost one in 10 Australians, according to a report by the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission.

Inside CASE
State Relations Leaders Recognized for Advocacy Work

Two external relations professionals known for their collaborative approach to achieving big gains for their institutions are recipients of the 2015 Service Awards in State Government Relations.

CASE Holds Advancement Networking Session in Shanghai

Advancement professionals interested in learning about the opportunities and challenges of preparing institutions for major fundraising campaigns are invited to attend a networking session next month in Shanghai.

Serve as Host for the 2016 Circle of Excellence Awards

Help CASE highlight best practices, strong programs and top-notch publications by volunteering to serve as a host coordinator for the 2016 Circle of Excellence Awards.

Find Answers to Reporting Standards FAQs

Learn (or refresh your memory) on the key elements of standard reporting in an upcoming online learning opportunity.

CASE Posts New Resources on Corporate Relations

Check out the latest Good Question on corporate relations, developed by the CASE InfoCenter.

U.S. Federal Relations News
Lawmakers to Consider IRA Charitable Rollover Extension

As Congress wraps up work this week, lawmakers are poised to consider and pass legislation that would extend a number of expired and expiring tax provisions, including the IRA Charitable Rollover.

CASE District News

District I
  • Attend the 2016 District I Achievement and Recognition Awards celebration at the District I annual conference on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts. Tickets for the celebration may be purchased online.


District II
  • The early bird gets the worm—or, in this case, a discounted registration rate. Register for the City of Firsts annual conference by Dec. 23, 2015. 
  • District II is looking for volunteers for the annual conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To volunteer, please complete the volunteer interest form


District III
  • Register yourself and your team for the District III annual conference at the group rate of $349, valid when three or more attendees from one institution register together.
  • Send auction items for the silent auction, a great place to showcase items, adventures and venues from your area and institution. All silent auction proceeds benefit District III scholarships.
  • Sign up to volunteer at the District III annual conference. Opportunities include hosting newcomers, assisting at registration, moderating sessions and more.


District IV
  • Registration is open for the 2016 District IV annual conference, April 3-5, in Dallas, Texas. Register now to receive early bird registration pricing.
  • The District IV Accolades competition is now open. The deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 15, 2016.
  • Information about board nominations, new professional conference scholarships and District IV awards deadlines are all available on the District IV website.


District V


District VI
  • Register for the 2016 District VI annual conference in Jan 24-26, 2016, in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Book your room at the The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center, the conference hotel.
  • Pre-conference master sessions are centered on creating integrated solutions to meet the changing needs of alumni and donors. Sign up when registering for the conference.   


District VII
  • The CASE VII: Utah conference will be May 13, 2016 in Ogden, Utah. Registration is now open, if you wish to use year-end funds to register.
  • The conference planning committee is accepting session proposals. Send a bio and a brief description of your session idea to Michelle Barber-Lyhnakis at Westminster College


District VIII
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Laura Mitchell

Laura Mitchell is director of institutional advancement at Hong Kong Academy.

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