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January 2010
Volume 8 Issue 1

Research and News of Note
Survey: U.S. Education Fundraisers Predict Growth in Giving for 2010

Fundraisers for U.S. schools, colleges and universities predict that giving will increase 3.7 percent during 2010, according to survey results released today by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. For 2009, the CASE Fundraising Index estimates that giving declined less than 1 percent from the previous year.

Canada Receives Mixed Marks in Education, U.S., Others Lag

A new report indicates that Canada is outperforming many countries when it comes to educating youth but is lagging behind in higher education.

UK Funding Cuts Threaten to Undermine Work of Universities

Top education leaders say recent UK government announcements indicate that nearly £1 billion or US$1.63 billion could be slashed from the higher education budget as part of the government’s plan to address the national debt by 2013.

Divining the Data

Sometimes what you’re looking for is right in front of your nose—at least, this is what predictive modeling expert and CASE book author Peter Wylie argues in an interview in the February 2010 issue of CURRENTS.

UK Opts Out of EC Proposal on Succession, Wills

Following concern expressed by higher education institutions, CASE and other organizations, the UK government says it will not enter into a European Commission proposal to establish common rules concerning cross-border disputes about inheritance.

France to Invest €35B in Higher Ed, Training, Other

French President Nicholas Sarkozy has announced plans to invest €35 billion or US$50.67 billion in higher education, research, training and other initiatives to “prop up” the country’s competitiveness and safeguard it from being left behind other countries.

UK Vice-Chancellors to Address Extremism, Academic Freedom

Universities UK has announced plans to establish a working group that will look at how universities can best protect academic freedom while at the same time safeguarding students, staff and the overall community from potential violent extremism.

Inside CASE
CASE Brings Advancement Training to Campuses

CASE is helping institutions stretch their training dollars with a new program that brings its 35-years of expertise in development education and training directly to campuses.

CASE Opens 2010 Circle of Excellence Nominations

Receive recognition for outstanding work in advancement by nominating an innovative program or project at your institution for a 2010 CASE Circle of Excellence. The deadline for nominations is March 15.

Check Out Features, Resources of New CASE Web Site

CASE continues to add new resources and content following the launch of its new Web site in September.

CASE, Lipman Hearne Launch Integrated Marketing Survey

Campus communications and marketing leaders should look for an e-mail inviting them to take the CASE Lipman Hearne integrated marketing survey.

CASE Names 2010 Independent Schools Award Winners

CASE has announced the recipients of its 2010 Independent Schools Awards. The four individuals and one foundation were selected for their commitment and service to primary and secondary independent school education.

Nominations Open for 2010 U.S. Professors of the Year

April 16 is the deadline for nominations for the 2010 U.S. Professors of the Year awards.

Online Event Explores Secret to Building Super-Strong Donor Relationships

What’s the secret to building donor relationships that are so strong they inspire major and sustained giving? Developing equally strong relationships with colleagues across your institution, says fundraising expert Kathleen Loehr, who details how to do this in an upcoming CASE Online Speaker Series.

CASE Europe Announces Address Change

CASE Europe is moving into new offices next month.

2010 CASE-NAIS is the "Bees Knees"

Attendance is soaring but there is still time to join your colleagues at the 2010 CASE-NAIS conference taking place Jan. 24-26 in New York City.

CASE Seeks Member Materials for Samples Collection

Calling all member institutions! The CASE InfoCenter is looking for gift agreements, job descriptions and other sample materials to grow its online samples collection.

Conference Attendance Easy with CASE Simulcast

Don’t want to miss “Development for Deans” but can’t attend the conference? Now you can with CASE Simulcast.

CASE Seeks Educational Programs Manager

CASE is seeking applications for an educational programs manager in its Washington, D.C., office.

CASE ASAP Helps Build Student Advancement Programs

Looking to kick start your student advancement program in 2010? Join CASE ASAP for access to a wide array of resources designed to enhance student advancement programs.

Deadline Approaches for Outstanding Research, Writing Awards

Feb. 19 is the deadline to submit a nomination for the CASE Research Awards in Educational Advancement.

Europe Advancement Staff on the Move

CASE Europe keeps members informed about their colleagues' advancement—whether moving to a new institution around the corner or across continents.

U.S. Federal Relations News
Estate Tax Temporarily Repealed, IRA Charitable Rollover Expired

Congress did not act to extend the estate tax and the IRA charitable rollover before the end of 2009.

CASE District News

The District II annual conference, "Vision 2010: Seeing the Possibilities," at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown is only a few weeks way. Individuals can still register for the conference and make hotel reservations on the conference Web site. Note that the discounted hotel room rate of $189 is available only until Jan. 21. Despite tight budgets, hundreds of CASE advancement practitioners have already registered for the conference, and it promises to be a great value for the investment of time and resources.

Also, proposals are now being accepted for the second round of District II Venture Capital Funding in 2009-2010. The deadline for submission is Feb. 15, 2010. More information is available on the District II Web site under the "Services and Programs" button.

Attention all community college advancement practitioners: District II board member Melissa Starace of Northampton Community College is doing an informal survey of community college practitioners to gather information that will help the district board craft new programs. E-mail opinions and advice to Melissa.

District III is pleased to announce its 2010 district conference, "Ingenuity," which takes place Feb. 21-24 in Tampa, Fla. Featured speakers include The Gen-Y Guy (featured in the November issue of CURRENTS), the chief technology officer at Lockheed-Martin, and a world-renowned expert in the science of persuasion. Check out the district Web site for full conference details and to sign-up for its Facebook page.

District IV is proud to report that Justin H. Lonon, Dallas County Community College District's vice chancellor for public and governmental affairs, has received the 2009 Edwin Crawford Award for Innovation during the national 2009 Higher Education Government Relations Conference in Orlando, Fla.

DCCCD Chancellor Wright Lassiter Jr., who nominated Lonon for the award, says Lonon's approach to governmental relations includes all of the "absolutes" as well as innovative methods that tell DCCCD's story.

"He enables us to garner more funds and legislative support, and he places students ‘front and center' so that they can tell their stories to policymakers and talk about the value of community colleges in their lives," Wright says. "Justin has used his knowledge and skills during the past four years to build a strong reputation for the Dallas County Community College District with state and national legislators through a network that he created and energized to meet our governmental relations goals."

District V reports that more than 1,000 advancement professionals learned the latest trends in advancement at the CASE V conference in Chicago in December. Also, recipients of the 2009 Pride of CASE V awards were recognized during the conference. See the complete list of winners.

District V is already making plans for the Dec. 12-14, 2010, conference so mark your planners now! Send suggestions for session topics and presenters to Steve Crawford.

Interested in what grants CASE V colleges and universities are receiving? View the latest list of grants received by CASE V institutions in Brief CASE.

District VIII is gearing up for its conference Feb. 17-19 in Portland, Ore. Now, more than ever, advancement professionals need to know the tools and understand the trends of today's economic environment and its impact on higher education. At "Bridging 2010: Advancement Advantage," colleagues will learn the latest skills, strategies and tactics to bridge generations, cultures, divisions and mediums. The district conference is the perfect, affordable opportunity to invest in the future of your staff and institution.

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Dennis Kelly is director of marketing and student recruitment at Teesside University in the United Kingdom.

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