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February 2017
Volume 15 Issue 2


Research and News of Note
Leaders Speak Out on Charitable Giving Deduction

Representatives from two dozen CASE-member organizations met with U.S. lawmakers Feb. 16.


VSE Report: CASE President Encouraged by Charitable Growth

Another record year of charitable giving, at $41 billion, will have “enormous impact” on U.S. colleges and universities, says CASE President and CEO Sue Cunningham.


Endowment Growth Stays Average, but Giving Continues to Rise in 2016

The rate of growth for endowments of U.S. colleges and universities maintained an average rate in 2016, according to the NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments. The 805 U.S. institutions that participated collectively reported an average return of -1.9 percent for fiscal year 2016 compared with 2.4 percent for fiscal year 2015.


Communications Challenges Made Easier for Nonprofits in 2016

Communications teams in the nonprofit sector have improved in 2016, according to the nonprofit communications trends report.


White Paper Examines Institutionally Related Foundations Performance

Institutionally related foundations have evolved significantly during the past five years and are well-positioned to provide “crucial support to their institutions in the years to come,” reports a recently released CASE white paper.


Communications and Marketing Significant for Institutions

Institutional leaders have "fully realized the significance" of the communications and marketing function and the "hurdle of justification" has been cleared for most practitioners. These are among the findings of a recently published CASE white paper.


Why Are Chinese Universities Falling Behind in Race for Giving?

Recent donations made by Chinese billionaires to Western universities have sparked controversy, after critics say donor support of China’s education sector is lacking, according to the South China Morning Post.


Inside CASE
Advancement Newcomers Named SimpsonScarborough Scholars

CASE has named four communications and marketing practitioners new to the field of educational advancement as this year's SimpsonScarborough Scholars.


Explore New Circle of Excellence Awards Categories

The 2017 Circle of Excellence Awards features eight new categories, including a category recognizing public or private grants.


Alumni Employability Reinforce Global Networks

Global alumni relations, mobility and employability go hand-in-hand in a global economy, according to Gretchen Dobson, vice president, international alumni and graduate services for Academic Assembly Australia.


Nominations for CASE Europe Awards Close 10 March

Nominations for the 2017 CASE Europe Awards close on 10 March. From senior leaders to rising stars, the CASE Europe Awards celebrate professional excellence and the inspirational individuals making a difference throughout Europe's education community.


CASE Europe Graduate Trainee Scheme Seeks Applicants

The deadline to apply for the CASE Europe Graduate Trainee Scheme is Monday, 13 March. CASE Europe is looking for graduates and post-graduates interested in a career in fundraising to participate in the Graduate Trainee Scheme.


Register for the Spring Institute in Educational Fundraising

The Spring Institute in Educational Fundraising, 24-28 April at Loughborough University, UK, is a residential course for early career fundraising professionals and those new to the education sector.


Master Class: Harnessing the Potential of Philanthropy at Your University

The CASE Asia-Pacific Master Class on 3 March in Canberra, Australia, will address why and how academic leaders should be involved with fundraising at their institutions.


U.S. Federal Relations News February 2017
President to Release Tax Reform Plan Soon

During remarks with airline executives, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that he would release his tax plan in the coming weeks.


New Washington Update Webinar

It's been a busy first few weeks for the new Trump Administration and Congress.


CASE District News

District I

District II

District III

  • District III's annual conference, held Feb. 5-8, 2017, was a tremendous success. It was one of the largest District III conferences in history with more than 1,400 attendees. The business portion of the membership meeting included the ratification of bylaw changes and the presentation of new directors.
  • In 2018, the conference will return to Atlanta, Feb. 11-14. Submit a proposal by March 31, 2017, to present.
  • Congratulations to District III's award winners! See the full list of winners. Should you need award certificates reprinted, here are instructions and payment.

District VII

  • Come to San Diego for the District VII conference, March 9-11, 2017, and learn how our ever-connected digital world is creating a hero generation.
  • Register today to gain access to engaging speakers and a great networking opportunity. Regular rates expire Feb. 23, 2017.

District VIII

  • Thank you to CASE District VIII members for sounding out in Seattle! Your willingness to share your experiences, knowledge and perspective has contributed to yet another memorable, successful conference. Watch the conference video, read about the professional awards winners or see what entries won communications awards at the District VIII website.
Comments and Questions

Please share your questions and comments with Pam Russell via e-mail at russell@case.org or by telephone at +1-202-478-5680.

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