Publications & Products
July 2016
Volume 14 Issue 7


Research and News of Note
Cunningham Reports FY16 a Success

CASE President Sue Cunningham said that CASE ended its fiscal year with record membership of 3,690 institutional members worldwide. At the annual membership meeting held Monday in conjunction with the Summit for Leaders in Advancement, Cunningham also reported on the conclusion of a yearlong strategic planning process that resulted in new Mission, Vision and Values statements, approved July 23 by the CASE Board of Trustees.


6 Mantras of Content Strategy

Content strategy, at its core, centers around one key concept: don't be a car just like the other cars, says a strategy expert.


U.S. Donors Trust Transparency and Identity When Giving

Donors are attracted to organizations with a strong purpose and brand, according to a recent Gallup study.


Inside CASE
CASE Appoints Ron Mattocks to Newly Created COO Position

CASE has appointed Ron Mattocks, CASE's vice president of marketing, membership and external relations, to the newly created position of chief operating officer.


Podcast: Student Philanthropy Programs on the Rise

Developing student philanthropy is an important opportunity to establish a tradition of giving at your institution, says a fundraising and research expert.


CASE Recognizes Top Advancement Research

CASE has announced the winners of its 2016 Research Awards in Educational Advancement.


U.S. Institutions Recognized for Fundraising Excellence

CASE has named 89 colleges and universities and 16 independent schools as recipients of its 2016 Educational Fundraising Awards, which recognize U.S. institutions for overall performance and improvement in educational fundraising programs.


New CASE Trustees Elected

The CASE membership has elected 13 individuals to fill open positions on the CASE Board of Trustees.


CASE Signs Agreement with CRD

CASE has signed an agreement with the Council for Resource Development, a 50-year-old non-profit organization serving community colleges, to continue serving CRD members after that organization ceased operations on June 30.


CASE Wins Eight Media Awards

CASE recently received eight awards from the prestigious Association Media and Publishing for Advancement Talk, BriefCASE, the CASE blog, Currents and marketing promotions for CASE-NAIS.


Nomination Deadline July 29 for State Relations Award

Friday, July 29, 2016, is the deadline to nominate a colleague who has advanced his or her institution through exceptional legislative advocacy for a 2016 Service Award in State Government Relations.


Sept. 9 Deadline for Independent Schools Awards

Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, is the deadline to submit nominations for the CASE Independent Schools Awards, which honor individuals, corporations and foundations for their commitment to primary and secondary education in North America.


Infographic: Alumni Relations Survey Findings

A new infographic illustrating different alumni relations programmes at universities and business schools in Europe is now available to download.


Fundraising in International Schools: New Insights

The top-line findings of the 2015 CASE Fundraising in International Schools Survey 2015 are now available. The survey provides a set of measurement standards for advancement programmes at international schools around the world.


CASE Europe Seeks Hosts for Graduate Trainee Program

CASE Europe is now seeking hosts for its upcoming Educational Fundraising Graduate Trainee Scheme.


CEAC Adds Sessions about EU Vote

The 2016 CASE Europe Annual Conference, which takes place on Monday 29 August–Friday 2 September, will introduce new sessions focusing on the UK vote to leave the European Union. The sessions will be split to discuss two questions: What is next for UK universities and European higher education and what are the implications for advancement professionals across Europe?


CASE Asia-Pacific Launches Educational Fundraising Graduate Trainee Program

CASE Asia-Pacific is now seeking applications for its inaugural graduate trainee program.


U.S. Federal Relations News
House Republicans' Tax Reform Blueprint Hints at Changes to Charitable Deduction

House Republican plans to reform the tax code could result in major changes to the charitable deduction.


CASE District News

District I

District II

District III
  • Nominations are being accepted for District III's Chief Executive Leadership Award. Established in 1999, this prestigious award recognizes the chief executive of a District III institution for outstanding leadership and service in support of education. Nominations will be accepted through July 29, 2016.
  • District III is accepting nominations for its board of directors: three at-large members, as well as chair-elect, secretary and treasurer. Additional board member positions will be selected by the chair for respective two-year terms. Nominations will be accepted through July 29, 2016.
  • District III is collecting items for its 2017 auction. All proceeds will directly support scholarships for students and professionals to attend the District III annual conference.

District IV

District V and VI
  • Registration is now open for the CASE V & VI Joint Conference, Dec. 11-13, 2016, in Chicago, Illinois. With two districts collaborating, more than 100 sessions and four new tracks, this conference will be unlike any you've seen before. Hotel registration is also open for the Sheraton Grand Chicago, where attendees can receive a special rate while rooms last.

District VI
  • Submit an entry for the District VI Institutional Awards, which showcase best practices in advancement. Submissions are due Aug. 12, 2016.
  • Nominate a colleague for District VI's service awards to honor his or her contributions to CASE and the advancement profession. Nominations are due Aug. 31, 2016.

District VII
  • Catch the wave of the future and be a speaker at the CASE District VII conference, March 8-11, 2017, at San Diego, California's Paradise Point Resort and Spa. Share your expertise, insights and successes with colleagues. Proposals are due July 29, 2016.
  • Nick Mendoza, art director at BYU Arts, and Sam Reed, designer, earned a Grand Gold award in the design and poster category from the 2016 CASE VII Awards of Excellence. Their story is an inspiring, quick read on the District VII blog.
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