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July 2011
Volume 9 Issue 7

Research and News of Note
CASE Ends Year with Record Membership

CASE ended 2010-11 with record membership and on a solid financial footing, said CASE President John Lippincott in his annual report to members.

July CFI Reports 4.7 Percent Increase in Giving in 2010-11

Fundraisers at educational institutions in the United States estimate that donations during the academic year that ended June 30, 2011, increased by 4.7 percent. Looking ahead, fundraisers predict further growth of 5.5 percent for the academic year that began July 1, 2011. That’s according to survey results released today by CASE.

Presidents Talk Financial Difficulties, Challenges at Summit

American institutions of higher education are looking for new sources of revenue as their traditional sources are tested in this post-recession economy.

Fundraisers Share Mixed Feelings on Bonuses

Are bonuses a bad idea or a brilliant one? The answer depends on who you ask, and emotions tend to run strong on either side. But results from the 2011 CASE Compensation Survey showed that bonuses are slowly becoming more commonplace, with 13.4 percent of fundraisers saying they are eligible to receive a bonus.

Inside CASE
CASE to Establish Formal Operations in Latin America

CASE has announced that it will establish an ongoing presence in Latin America to expand and adapt its services to educational institutions throughout the region.

CASE Trustees Endorse New Services, Approve Ongoing Presence in Latin America

The CASE Board of Trustees, meeting July 9 in Chicago prior to the CASE Summit for Advancement Leaders, voted to establish an ongoing CASE presence in Latin America and endorsed a set of new initiatives designed to enhance service to members in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

New CASE Trustees Elected

The CASE membership has formally elected 12 individuals to fill open positions on the CASE Board of Trustees.

ICARS Opens for Participation in August

Members are encouraged to participate in the International CASE Alumni Relations Survey, which launches 8 August.

Join Student Advancement Leaders for the CASE ASAP Network Convention

More than 550 college students and advancement professionals will gather Aug. 4-6 at the CASE ASAP Network Convention in Nashville, Tenn., to learn strategies to further their student advancement programs, network with peers and interact with top leaders in the student advancement field.

CASE Asia-Pacific Kicks off Master-Class Series Next Month

CASE Asia-Pacific will launch a series of master-class sessions, beginning in August.

CASE Europe to Launch Survey of Giving in UK Independent Schools

CASE Europe will launch a benchmarking survey of fundraising activities at independent schools in the UK. The survey opens this fall.

CASE Seeks Educational Programs Manager

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

Online Registration for CASE Europe Conference Closes 12 August

There’s still time to register for the 2011 CASE Europe Annual Conference, 29 August-2 September.

Ethics Expert to Discuss Boosting Donor Interest, Involvement in Webinar

Explore how to gain donor trust, what it means to be ethical and how accountability can lead to donor retention in a new CASE Asia-Pacific webinar on 26 July.

Reach Applicants Worldwide through CASE Career Central

CASE Europe members can post their job openings for free to CASE Career Central through the end of August. Contact CASE Europe at for the voucher code.

Blues Brothers Impersonators Entertain Summit Attendees

Blues Brothers impersonators “Jake, Elwood and Their Band” entertained Summit attendees at a Rock the Summit party sponsored by GEICO on July 10 in Chicago.

CASE Europe Completes Second Year of Graduate Trainee Scheme

A group of individuals skilled in educational development will soon enter the job market following a year of intensive training as part of an educational fundraising graduate scheme offered by CASE Europe and the Higher Education Fundraising Council for England.

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
CASE, Nonprofit Coalition Urge Lawmakers to Protect Value of Charitable Deduction

CASE and 22 other nonprofit associations and organizations have sent a joint letter to the U.S. House and Senate leadership urging lawmakers to protect the value of the charitable deduction by opposing efforts to cap the value of itemized deductions for charitable contributions.

Reminder: College, University Foreign Gift Disclosure Reports Due on July 31

U.S. colleges and universities that have received charitable gifts of $250,000 or more from foreign sources in the last six months must file a disclosure report with the U.S. Department of Education.

CASE District News
District IV

Because supporting and mentoring aspiring institutional advancement professionals is critical, CASE District IV's board of directors has renewed its commitment to CASE ASAP by dedicating budget money to that group for 2011-2012.

The district also sponsored an ASAP student member, Alejandra Garcia from the University of Texas at El Paso, so she could attend the national ASAP conference in Nashville this month. Garcia is president-elect of the UTEP Student Alumni Association; a National Society of Collegiate Scholars member; an Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society member; and a member of the University Honors Council.


District V

It's time to submit your best programs, publications and other work for this year's "Pride of CASE V." Deadline is July 29.

In other news, registration is open for this year's CASE V conference, scheduled for Dec. 11-13, 2011. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to network and learn something new. Register now.

Stay connected with CASE V on Facebook!


District VII

District VII welcomes a new board member, Cynthia Chaillie, and bids farewell to board members Terri Carlos, Mike Bergler and Lara Farhadi, who led the 2011 district conference planning committee.

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Matt Herek

Matt Herek is associate director of alumni relations at Northwestern University.

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CASE Campaign Report 2010

CASE Campaign Report 2010

Campaign goals declined, some campaigns were extended and the average number of staff members dedicated to fundraising at institutions increased, according to findings in the CASE Campaign Report 2010.

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