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December 2017 BriefCASE

Volume 15 Issue 12 December 2017

Research and News of Note

Listen and Empathize to Reach Agreement, Advises Former FBI Negotiator

Anyone can become a better negotiator if they are willing to listen and learn, according to former FBI hostage negotiator Chris Voss.

Online Giving Increases on 2017 Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday brought in a multitude of donations for nonprofits, universities and communities on Nov. 28, 2017.

Authenticity is Key to Overcoming Presentation Nerves

Advancement practitioners who fear public speaking can conquer their anxiety and speak with confidence and authority to donors, institutional leaders and others by following a few simple steps.


Inside CASE

CASE Announces 2018 Independent Schools Awards

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education has announced the recipients of its 2018 Independent Schools Awards.

Looking Ahead, with Gratitude for 2017

Update from CASE President and CEO Sue Cunningham.

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. Nominations will close Feb. 9, 2018.

Advancement in the Middle East: Global and Local Insights

The inaugural CASE Advancement Conference in the Middle East, held 5-7 Feb. 2018, will offer these practitioners in the region a place to exchange global and local insights on advancement and explore tools to adopt appropriate strategies for their institutions.

CASE Names New Vice President of Development

CASE has announced the appointment of Linda Durant as vice president of development, effective Feb. 5, 2018.


CASE District News

District III

  • Last chance to save on the annual conference registration is now. Register before Jan. 8, 2018, to take advantage of the group rate of $415 per person when three or more register together.
  • Congratulations to all the District III scholarship winners. A complete list of recipients can be found online.
  • Already registered for the District III annual conference? Review all the insider tips prior to arrival.

District VII

  • Early-bird registration has been extended for the Connect West 2018 annual conference, Feb. 28-March 3, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco. Register before Friday, Dec. 29, before rates increase $50.
    • Pre-conference sessions include workshops for newcomers, on writing and on fostering opportunity and inclusion.
    • Keynote speakers include Mike Robbins, TEDx phenomenon and author; John Battelle, entrepreneur and founder of Wired magazine; and Guy Kawasaki, brand evangelist. (Bonus trivia: These three speakers are all alumni of District VII institutions!) 

District VIII

Enter Top Projects and Publications for 2018 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards

Enter Top Projects and Publications for 2018 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards

The Circle of Excellence Awards program honors exceptional work in advancement services, alumni relations, communications, fundraising and marketing at CASE-member institutions worldwide.

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Member Profile: Jenn Bradley

Jenn Bradley

Jenn Bradley is the director of reunions, office of advancement & alumni relations at Mercersburg Academy

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