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February 2008
Volume 6 Issue 2

Research and News of Note
Expert Says Despite Economy, the Right Stuff Spells Campaign Success

Institutions weighing whether to put the brakes on a capital campaign because of a shaky economy should take the long view and move forward if the essential building blocks are in place, said a veteran fundraiser during a recent CASE online speaker series conference.

ACE Releases Working Paper on Conflict of Interest

The American Council on Education has issued a working paper to help educational institutions assess their conflict of interest policies and practices.

Direct Mail Delivering Fewer Donors

Direct mail pitches drew in fewer donors during the fall of 2007, continuing a two-year slide, according to a new report.

Partnering with School's Admin Office Necessary, Not "Nice"

Communication, trust and a spirit of cooperation between development staff and business officers at independent schools can strengthen fundraising efforts and enhance an institution’s reputation, according to a panel of experts at the 38th annual CASE•NAIS conference.

2007 Endowment Study Shows 17.2 Percent Average

College and university endowments delivered strong investment returns in 2007, according to the annual National Association of College and University Business Officers endowment study.

Inside CASE
Overseas Advancement Staff Invited to Get Wired

Member institutions with overseas offices in Europe or the Asia-Pacific region can sign up staff members to receive advancement information specific to CASE Europe and CASE Asia-Pacific, including conference announcements.

CASE Names 2008 Independent Schools Award Winners

CASE announced the winners of its 2008 Independent Schools Awards on Jan. 27 during an awards ceremony at the CASE•NAIS conference in Nashville.

Don't Forget to Enter the 2008 Circle of Excellence Awards

The March 3 deadline is fast approaching for the 2008 Circle of Excellence Awards program.

Peter B. Wylie Data Mining Summer Internship Offered

March 1 marks the application deadline for the Peter B. Wylie internship, which will focus on data mining and predictive modeling in higher education and independent school advancement.

U.S. Federal Relations News
House Approves HEA Reauthorization Bill

On Feb. 7, the House of Representatives passed the College Opportunity and Affordability Act of 2007 (H.R. 4137), a five-year reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, on a 354-58 vote.

Senators Dig Deeper on Endowments, Tuition

On Jan. 24, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and ranking member Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) sent letters to 136 colleges and universities requesting additional information about endowments, endowment spending practices and tuition-setting practices.

President Seeks Permanent Extension of IRA Charitable Rollover in Budget

President Bush’s fiscal year 2009 budget request includes a proposal that would permanently extend an IRA Charitable Rollover provision that expired on Dec. 31.

CASE District News

District III is ready to host its 2008 conference featuring the theme "Take 5" in Atlanta at the Hyatt Regency, Feb. 17-20.

District V's 2008 CASE V Conference Committee seeks topics and presenters for sessions. Send suggestions to Carmela Kranz, conference program chair, at

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Member Profile: Paul Lanning

Paul Lanning is president and CEO of the Foundation for California Community Colleges.

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Creating Web Content that Wows

Defy commonly held but mistaken assumptions about writing for the Web according to a new book by EEI Press.

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