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January 2017
Volume 15 Issue 1

Inside CASE

CASE Advancement Internship Deadlines Approach

3 Individuals, 1 Foundation Recognized for Outstanding Service to Schools

Enhance Your Marketing Skills at the Strategic Marketing Institute

Library Adds Good Questions on Alumni Dues, Diversity, Endowment

Master Class: Discussing Collaboration between Alumni Relations and Career Services

Last Chance: Recognize Leaders with a Distinguished Service Award

Australia Universities Philanthropy Symposium Offers Next Steps

 

CASE Advancement Internship Deadlines Approach

The last day for institutions to register to host an intern in the 2017 CASE Advancement Internship Program is Jan. 27. Participating institutions must be available to participate in the candidate recruitment and screening process, which ends Feb.12 with final selections being made by March 31.

In addition, Feb. 12 is the last day student internship applications will be accepted. Host interviews will be held in February and March with offers and contracts given out at the end of March. Interns will start at the institution on June 5, 2017, and end on July 28, 2017. 

Interested host institutions or students should contact CASE's Robyn Neeley at neeley@case.org or 202-478-5632.

 

3 Individuals, 1 Foundation Recognized for Outstanding Service to Schools

CASE will recognize three individuals and one foundation for their commitment and service to independent school education at the 47th annual CASE NAIS Independent Schools Conference, which takes place Jan. 22-24 in Austin, Texas.

The 2017 award winners are:

Mary Kate Barnes, recipient of the Robert Bell Crow Memorial Award, which recognizes advancement professionals for dedication to the profession, their institutions and CASE. Barnes is director of advancement at Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

The Robert P. and Arlene R. Kogod Family Foundation, recipient of the John R. Chandler Award, which recognizes the long-term support of a corporation or foundation toward the advancement of independent schools. Established in 1998, the Kogod Family Foundation is a privately endowed, grant-making organization.

Jim Price, recipient of the Seymour Preston Award, which honors a trustee who has provided valuable, influential leadership to an educational institution. Price is a long-time volunteer and one of the most generous donors of St. Paul's School in Baltimore.

Jennifer Caswell, recipient of the Support Staff Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes a support staff member for providing long-term service to a school's advancement team. Caswell is assistant to the head of school at Renbrook School in West Hartford, Connecticut.

For more information, read the news release about the awards announcement.

 

Enhance Your Marketing Skills at the Strategic Marketing Institute

The Strategic Marketing Institute, 7-9 February in York, UK, will explore skills needed to be an outstanding marketer, and help attendees build a network of supportive peers.

This institute is targeted at higher education marketers who aspire to work, or are already working, at a senior level and who want to improve the strategic impact they have at their institutions. The format is a combination of fully interactive, expert-led workshops interspersed with discussions and debate in a small group, facilitated by a tutor.

To learn more and register, visit the conference webpage.  

 

Library Adds Good Questions on Alumni Dues, Diversity, Endowment

The CASE Library recently added three new Good Questions about alumni dues, diversity in the workplace and endowment management.

      • Alumni Dues. This new collection features articles on the pros and cons of the different alumni membership structures (dues paying, non-dues paying, hybrid models, etc.), as well as excerpts from the CASE Reporting Standards & Management Guidelines, 4th Edition, with sample policies on counting alumni association dues.
      • Diversity in the Workplace. This new collection was added to the Talent Management Good Question and features resources on diversity in advancement and the nonprofit world in general.
      • Endowment Management. This new collection highlights resources on managing and communicating about endowments as well as reports and white papers on endowments trends and data and includes a collection of endowment communication samples.

The CASE Library assembles a wide assortment of sample collections. In addition, the Good Question archive contains resource collections based on previous questions posed by members. The Library welcomes documents and other material from member institutions. To contribute samples, view the sample submission guidelines.

 

Master Class: Discussing Collaboration between Alumni Relations and Career Services

The CASE Asia-Pacific Master Class on 16 February in Gold Coast, Australia, will explore synergies between alumni relations and career services functions within institutions. The master class will provide insights and innovative ideas on:

      • Understanding and assessing the challenges and opportunities that exist when developing a collaborative relationship between alumni relations and career services;
      • Creating new guiding philosophies for collaboration between alumni relations and career services;
      • Identifying examples of engagement programs designed to activate and engage alumni volunteers around career and professional narratives;
      • Building and strengthening university and alumni networks with a focus on career communities; and
      • Assessing success measures that can broadly impact organizational units as well as the university and many of its key metrics.

Alumni relations and career services professionals will benefit from various sessions and discussions led by Ryan Catherwood, assistant vice president, alumni and career services, at Longwood University.

Interested participants can register online. More information on the master class is available here.

 

Last Chance: Recognize Leaders with a Distinguished Service Award

Feb. 10 is the last day to recognize the exceptional work of alumni, donors, colleagues or friends by nominating them for a CASE Distinguished Service Award. 

Award recipients will be recognized during a luncheon at the 2017 CASE Summit for Advancement Leaders, July 16-18, in San Francisco. Check out videos of the 2016 winners for inspiration or email awards@case.org for more information.

 

Australia Universities Philanthropy Symposium Offers Next Steps

Last month, more than 80 leaders from more than 30 universities attended a philanthropy symposium hosted by CASE Asia-Pacific and Universities Australia. The event was designed to extend philanthropy capacity and capability among Australian university leaders. 

The next steps, as agreed by Universities Australia and CASE, are to:

      • Encourage Australian universities to participate in CASE's annual benchmarking survey (Charitable Giving to Universities in Australia and New Zealand Survey);
      • Work together to professionalize the advancement workforce; and
      • Explore opportunities for further events and workshops for sharing information, ideas and best practice.

Read the press release for more information.