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July 2008
Volume 6 Issue 7

Research and News of Note
New CASE Index Shows Giving to Education May Slow in Coming Year

The rate of growth in giving to education in the United States is likely to slow in the coming year, according to a new forecasting tool that CASE launched July 14 at the Summit for Advancement Leaders in New York.

CASE Membership Hits Record High

CASE President John Lippincott, speaking during the annual CASE membership meeting at the Summit for Advancement Leaders on July 14, announced that CASE had reached a record high 3,358 member institutions as of July 1, 2008.

Power of Online Fundraising Underused

Despite the cost-effectiveness of the Internet, it remains an underused fundraising tool among charities, according to a new report from U.K.-based nfpSynergy.

Inside CASE
CASE Trustees Approve Strategic Initiatives for 2008-13

The CASE Board of Trustees, meeting July 12 in New York City prior to the CASE Summit for Advancement Leaders, finalized five strategic initiatives that will serve as the focus for the development of new services and products over the next five years.

CASE Seeks Applicants for Minority Advancement Institute

Taking diversity from goal to reality requires a new roadmap, and aspiring leaders can learn how to draft one at the CASE Minority Advancement Institute. The deadline to apply for the 2008 conference is Aug. 29.

Project Helps Campuses Get Out the Vote

The National Campus Voter Registration Project has launched a nonpartisan, U.S.-wide campaign called Your Vote, Your Voice to register, educate and motivate students to go to the polls on Election Day.

Communications Professional Appointed Executive Director of CASE Europe

CASE Europe recently announced the appointment of Kate Hunter to the position of executive director, effective Sept. 1.

U.S. Federal Relations News
Aide: Cuomo Developing Credit Card Marketing Code of Conduct

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is developing a voluntary credit card marketing code of conduct to govern exclusive credit card marketing agreements involving colleges and universities.

CASE District News

District II member institutions and professionals may apply for Venture Capital Fund grants anytime on the district Web site. The next round of applications will be reviewed in mid-August. And don't forget to mark your calendars for the next District II conference, to be held March 21-24, 2009, in Baltimore, Md.

District III has joined with several longtime educational partners to develop one-day "power" workshops this fall. Inaugural workshops will be held as follows:

Sept. 29-University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. "When Knowledge Is Not Enough: Twelve Practices to Succeed in Higher Education Development," with Doug Alexander, founding partner of Alexander Haas Martin & Partners.

Oct. 20-University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla. "Your Category of One: What Is It, And Why Does It Matter?" with Laura Crawley, director of program development at Crane MetaMarketing.

The cost for one attendee is $110 or $100 each for two or more from the same institution. The workshops were developed with the help of CASE educational partners Alexander Haas Martin & Partners, and Crane MetaMarketing. More information and online registration will be posted soon on

District V ... It's time to start thinking about plans for the district's Advancing Diversity Program scholarships, Newcomer Fellowships, Retiree Recognition and the Distinguished Service Award. Deadlines for all are Sept. 15.

"Converge. Connect. Chicago." is the theme for the 34th annual CASE V conference at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Dec. 14-16.

District VI invites colleagues within and outside the district to submit a proposal for the 2009 district conference, Jan. 25-27, 2009, at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City. Travel expenses for speakers from outside the district may be covered if your proposal is accepted.

The conference's three primary tracks are alumni relations, philanthropy, and communications and marketing; areas of special emphasis include diversity and senior advancement professionals. This year's theme, EXHILARATE, embodies our desire to help conference participants recharge and tap into new sources of creativity-personally and professionally. Proposals can be submitted online.

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