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December 2016
Volume 14 Issue 12

Research and News of Note
Million-Dollar Giving Grows in U.S., U.K. and Middle East

Million-dollar-plus gifts nearly tripled in the United States, United Kingdom and Middle East in 2015, according to a recent report produced by Coutts & Co. and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

Online Giving Surges During Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday, the global, 24-hour campaign which uses social media to connect donors and causes, raised US$168 million in donations, compared to $116.7 million in 2015. Colleges, universities, religious organizations and charities in 98 countries participated in #GivingTuesday-this year on Nov. 29.

How Partnerships Can Stretch Global Alumni Reach

Universities face plenty of challenges in engaging their international alumni-from locating alumni to drawing them to events and building a community.

Inside CASE
Recognize Advancement 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.

Enter Top Projects and Publications for 2017 Circle of Excellence Awards

The entry period for the 2017 Circle of Excellence Awards opens Tuesday, Jan. 10, and closes Friday, March 10.

Webinar Provides Legislative Outlook for 2017

How will a new president and Congress impact advancement offices in the United States?

CASE Library Shares Resources on Diverse Philanthropy

The CASE Library recently answered a Good Question about diverse philanthropic constituencies.

Behind the Scenes at APAC

The CASE Asia-Pacific Advancement Conference will celebrate its 10th anniversary in April 2017. The conference will provide delegates with knowledge, resources and best practices as well as new and improved perspectives of the advancement profession.

Engaging C-Suite Alumni

Superstar alumni can be obvious picks for major gifts or campus honorifics, but engaging these alumni in a more pragmatic way can have tremendous payoff, writes one CASE member.

CASE District News
District I
District II
District III
  • Register for the District III All Stars Conference at the group rate of $389 per person when three or more register together. Group rate expires Jan. 8, 2017.
  • To support as many members as possible, District III has launched its Innovative Ideas Grant, which supports new or innovative ideas for professional development. The deadline to apply is Jan. 15, 2017. 
District VI
  • Congratulations to the following professionals who have been elected to the CASE VI Board of Directors:
      • Steve Brown, president/CEO, University of South Dakota Foundation
      • Jessica Elmore, associate director for diversity programs, Kansas State University Alumni Association
      • Jennifer Hollingshead, interim vice chancellor of marketing and communications, University of Missouri
      • Traci McBee Rowe, assistant director for major gifts, Regis University (serving second term)

Jennie Vanderbout, assistant vice president of alumni and development at the University of Central Missouri, has been elected to serve as secretary to the board. 

District VII
  • The CASE District VII annual conference is in March. Make your hotel reservations now to reserve your spot in paradise. (Paradise Point, that is.) 
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