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July 2007
Volume 5 Issue 7

Research and News of Note
American Philanthropy Shows Boost in 2006

Americans opened up their pocketbooks to the tune of $295 billion last year, boosting their charitable donations by an inflation-adjusted 1 percent over 2005, a June study reports.

CASE Concludes Remarkable Year

CASE achieved remarkable success in membership, financial performance and in working toward its strategic priorities during fiscal year 2007, said CASE president John Lippincott at the annual meeting July 9 in Chicago.

Redesigned Web Site Guides Hispanic Students through College Planning Process

A new study reports that there is a "dramatic discrepancy" between the interest in higher education among young Hispanic students and the number who actually enroll in college.

Inside CASE
CASE Names Recipients of 2007 Research Writing Awards

CASE has named this year's winners of the 2007 Research Writing Awards.

CASE Seeks Applicants for Positions

CASE welcomes applications for three positions in its Washington office.

U.S. Federal Relations News
IRS Drafts Revised Form 990

On June 14, the Internal Revenue Service issued a draft of a significantly revised Form 990.

IRS Issues Revenue Ruling on Political Activity by Nonprofits

The IRS has released Revenue Ruling 2007-41.

Call for Comments on Pension Protection Act

The House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee is requesting written comments on provisions in the Pension Protection Act of 2006 that affect donations to and operations of tax-exempt organizations.

House Corrects Rules on Member Participation in Charity Events

The U.S. House of Representatives has corrected lobbying rules that prohibited House members, staff and their families from accepting free attendance at charity events if the sponsoring charity employed or retained lobbyists.

Senate Education Committee Approves Higher Ed Legislation

On June 20, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions approved bills that would renew the Higher Education Act.

Postal Service Rejects Temporary Discount to Mailers

The U.S. Postal Service's Board of Governors has rejected a proposal to give nonprofit groups and other mailers a temporary discount for "flats" through Sept. 29.

Proposed Changes to Address Quality Standards

The U.S. Postal Service has proposed new address quality standards for first-class and standard mail.

CASE District News

District II is busy planning its 2008 conference, "Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes," scheduled Jan. 26-29, 2008, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, at the Caribe Hilton. Details will be available in June on the CASE District II Web site.

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

District V. The deadline for The Pride of CASE V is quickly approaching. Enter programs, printed pieces and other products for gold, silver and bronze awards in 49 categories by Monday, July 16. Get details at this link.

District VI plans to hold its 2008 conference, "The Great Adventure," Jan. 12-15, 2008, in Denver, Colo.

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Member Profile: Ava Willis

Ava Willis manages the operations functions of the development department and serves as the campaign director of Loyola University Health System in Chicago.

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Building and Maintaining an Interactive Web Site

Building and Maintaining an Interactive Web Site CD

The Internet provides a vital tool for establishing and strengthening the relationships central to successful fundraising and alumni outreach. However, the Web is only part of the solution.

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