Publications & Products
January 2014
Volume 12 Issue 1

Research and News of Note
CASE President Announces Retirement

John Lippincott, president of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, has announced that he will retire from the post in January 2015, following 11 years leading the association.

Determining the Performance of Fundraisers

Calculating the return-on-investment of fundraisers can be critical when requesting additional funding, making employment decisions and explaining fundraising efforts to governing boards, said a CASE faculty member during a recent webinar.

Institutions Need to Be the News in the New Media Landscape

With the power of search engines and new technology, coupled with the decline of education reporters, institutions have to shift their media relations strategies—and even become news sources themselves.

Female Philanthropists Take the Lead

Women are taking a predominant role in philanthropy, according to a recent study of the world’s wealthiest individuals.

Creative Cultivation that Doesn’t Break the Bank

Too often “stewardship” is defined by thank you notes, honor rolls of donors and black-tie dinners. But it is much broader: it’s whatever makes donors feel so good they want to give and give again, say presenters at the recent CASE-NAIS conference in Orlando, Fla.

New Report Identifies Factors that Attract Largest Gifts

A recently released report reveals that the length of a university president’s time in office and its board’s leadership in giving are among the factors that help colleges and universities attract more and larger million-dollar-plus gifts.

Researchers Find New Resources with Assist from CFR Office

In 2013, a first-year assistant professor at the University of California, San Diego, secured nearly $3 million to support his biophysics research. How’d he do it? With help from the university’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations and its new initiative called the Young Investigator Program.

Inside CASE
CASE Launches Survey on Student Philanthropy

CASE recently launched a new research study on student philanthropy, which will examine the factors and strategies that influence the cultivation of students as lifelong donors.

Enter Your Top Programs, Projects and Publications in the 2014 Circle of Excellence Awards

The entry process for the 2014 Circle of Excellence Awards is now open. Deadline for entries is March 14.

CASE Names 2014 Recipients of Independent Schools Awards

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education today honored the 2014 recipients of its Independent Schools Awards during an awards luncheon at the annual CASE-NAIS Independent Schools conference in Orlando.

Institutions Worldwide Set to Celebrate Student Engagement and Philanthropy Day

The University of Warwick has joined dozens of other institutions to celebrate the second annual Student Engagement and Philanthropy Day on Feb. 27, held by CASE ASAP.

Check Out New Features, Resources Online

CASE continues to add new resources and content to keep the website and its social media presence fresh and relevant to members.

Deadline Extended for CASE Survey of Educational Fundraising Campaigns

CASE has extended the deadline for participation in its biennial survey of fundraising campaigns at educational institutions in the United States and Canada.

CASE Advancement Staff on the Move

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

U.S. Federal Relations News
Key Senate Tax Leader Nominated for Ambassadorship

President Barack Obama's nomination of current Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus as U.S. ambassador to the People's Republic of China may delay consideration of tax reform in the Senate, according to Brian Flahaven, director of CASE Legislative, Foundation and Recognition Programs.

CASE District News

District II

The CASE District II conference committee is pleased to announce that free Wi-Fi will be available to participants throughout the session rooms and lobby areas at its upcoming conference. New Directions opens on Sunday, Feb. 9, with an offering of seven "supersessions" that will reveal the workings of predictive modeling, technology in higher education, fundraising in challenging times and more.

Keynote speaker Nancy Zimpher, chancellor of the State University of New York, will focus on what changes in higher education in the 21st century mean for those working in higher ed administration. Sunday participants also will have the added bonus of receiving free professional photos. There is still time to register. Do it today!

District III

Don't miss your chance to add a preconference at the new discounted rate for the upcoming conference:
• Preconference New2Case Workshop - $199 (includes lunch)
• Preconference Master Session - $50 each

Register Now.

Ship your auction items and literature exchange samples to the conference at GES

7945 Mandarin Drive

Orlando, FL 32819

District III members interested in becoming a mentor at the Make Waves Conference can contact LaMisa McCoy Foxx

District IV

The countdown is on: CASE District IV will host its annual conference in less than three months.

The conference is set for April 13-15 in Houston, Texas. The full program will be available soon. Be sure to register and book your hotel today.

District V

Submit your session ideas for the 40th annual CASE V conference, which will be held Dec. 14-16 in Chicago. Submit now through April 4, 2014.

District VII

Link Up Your Alumni: Learn strategies for connecting with alumni from LinkedIn's Higher Ed evangelist at a District VII workshop on Feb. 4 at Pomona College. Also, check out the district's other spring 2014 workshops in Northern California, Southern California and Utah.

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Jerry Ganz

Jerry Ganz is chief financial officer at Florida State University Foundation.

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