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July 2014
Volume 12 Issue 7

Research and News of Note
CASE Marks End of Fiscal Year

CASE ended fiscal year 2014—and its 40th anniversary—on a high note.

Unlock the Power of Persuasion

Small changes to the copy of a fundraising appeal can garner more money and participation, says a keynote speaker at the upcoming CASE Europe Annual Conference.

Making Campus More Culturally Sensitive

Advancement professionals should help improve cultural literacy on their campuses, says a director of international alumni relations.

Inside CASE
CASE Board Meets in New York, Reviews Year-End Results

The CASE Board of Trustees met on July 12 in New York City, in conjunction with the CASE Summit for Leaders in Advancement.

New CASE Trustees Elected

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

CASE Europe Trustees Named

CASE Europe recently announced the appointment of a new board chair, deputy chair and three trustees to the CASE Europe Board of Trustees.

Enter Best Programs, Practices in CASE’s Platinum Categories

CASE, in collaboration with its eight districts, has introduced Platinum Categories—an awards program designed to recognize the best-of-the-best programs and practices in educational advancement.

Register Now 2014 Summer Institutes

There’s still time to register staff members for a CASE Summer Institute.

Attendees Sought for Minority Advancement Institute

CASE is now accepting applications for the Minority Advancement Institute, a program that offers leadership training to professionals of diverse backgrounds who have the potential to become senior advancement managers.

Voluntary Support of Education Survey Opens

The Voluntary Support of Education Survey is open now through Oct. 1.

Virginia Carter Smith deadline extended

CASE has extended the deadline to submit applications for the Virginia Carter Smith Scholarship until July 27.

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.

CASE District News

District III

CASE International Platinum Awards

The CASE Platinum Awards recognize best practices throughout the advancement profession worldwide. Enter via the District III competition and up to two winners could advance to the international stage of the competition. The entry fee for these categories is $125, which covers both stages of the competition (regardless of if your entry is advanced to the second stage). Learn more about the awards program and read a complete list of the 2014 categories and descriptions.

Keep up to date with all things District III via the MAGIC of social media. Friend us and share our Facebook posts, join us on LinkedIn and tweet now at #CASEMagic.

District V

The 2014 Pride of CASE V Awards Program is now open. The deadline for entries is July 31.

District VI

Gain the recognition your team deserves CASE

District VI annually recognizes excellence in the district. The CASE VI Institutional Awards showcase best practices in alumni relations, fundraising, public/government relations, advancement services, special events and outstanding communications. Experts from all disciplines throughout the nation judge the entries. The deadline for entries is Sept. 30. Find out more details. The categories and process is simpler than previous years so there's no excuse not to submit your work!

CASE VI Opportunity and Inclusion Scholarships Available

Financial assistance is available to help up to 12 people attend the CASE VI Higher Expectations Conference in Denver, Colo., Jan. 11-13. In addition to attending the regular conference activities, scholarship recipients will attend the pre-conference new professional's session on Jan. 10. There are three awards available: New Professionals, Emerging Student and Diversity. The diversity award criteria have recently been expanded to also include individuals who identify as LGBTQ or differently abled. Each award provides up to $900 to cover conference registration, new professional track registration and a stipend of $400 for awardees who do not live or work in the conference host city. Further review the scholarship criteria and apply. The application deadline is September 29.

Volunteer Opportunity: Serve on the Opportunity and Inclusion Committee

CASE VI has formed an Opportunity and Inclusion Committee to help the district propel the CASE vision of achieving a representative diverse profession by recruiting—and retaining—professionals who reflect the student and alumni body, by encouraging a culture where all professionals have the opportunity to succeed and by establishing a donor base that reflects individual institutions.

Volunteers are needed to brainstorm, create and execute district programs to achieve this goal. This committee will also help review and evaluate university diversity initiatives as part of the awards program and scholarship applications (as appropriate). To volunteer, please send a brief statement of interest to Dionne Lewis, CASE VI Opportunity and Inclusion Chair, by July 27.

District VII

District VII welcomes a new district chair (Carri Jenkins, Brigham Young University), a new chair-elect (Cheryl House, Pima Community College) and other new officers. The district also thanks our past chair (Nancy Treser-Osgood, Pomona College) and other officers for their excellent service.

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Diane Shoger

Diane Shoger is executive director of the Monroe Community College Foundation, located in Rochester, N.Y.

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