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June 2009
Volume 7 Issue 6

Research and News of Note
CASE Survey Report: Online Fundraising Promising, but Yield Still Modest

A recently completed CASE survey reveals that institutions see tremendous possibilities in online fundraising, but online gifts still account for less than 1.5 percent of total philanthropic support for education.

Grateful Patients are Often Giving Donors

Individuals who have received care at an academic medical center are usually very grateful—and giving, if asked.

Giving Still a Priority for Many Despite Economy Woes

Recently released figures by Giving USA 2009 show that charitable giving in the United States remains an “integral part of the country’s economic fabric” despite the worst economic climate since the Great Depression.

Businesses Remain Charitable in Downturn

In related news, more than half of U.S. companies increased their philanthropy in 2008 despite the challenging economy, according to a survey from the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy.

Potential Seen in International Parent Programs

Engaging and stewarding parents from different parts of the world can be challenging.

Education: Society's Best Bet

Public opinion research demonstrates that education is viewed primarily as an individual, rather than a societal, benefit.

Inside CASE
Institutional Members to Vote on 2009-2010 Trustee Slate

July 1 is the deadline for CASE member institutions to submit their votes for the 2009-2010 CASE Board of Trustee slate.

Investment in New Staff Yields Immediate Results

Having productive and knowledgeable staff members has never been more important—or easier to achieve.

CASE to Launch Flagship Program in Asia-Pacific

Building on the success of its institute programs in educational fundraising in North America and Europe, CASE will launch a similar week-long training program in the Asia-Pacific region this October.

CASE Accepting Applications for Minority Advancement Institute

CASE is now accepting applications for its 2009 Minority Advancement Institute.

Registration Deadline Draws Near for CASE Europe Conference

There’s still time to register for the CASE Europe Annual Conference, which takes place Aug. 24-28 in Liverpool.

Get the Latest Pay, Benefits Data with CASE Survey Tool

Advancement managers who are hiring, adjusting staff salaries or modifying budgets can get a quick read of the current landscape with the CASE compensation database.

Summit Offers Peek into Future of Advancement

Is there another breakout technology or innovation, such as Google or Facebook, on the horizon? Find out at the 2009 CASE Summit for Advancement Leaders.

Meeting, Event and Temporary Office Space Available at CASE

Planning an event in Washington, D.C.? CASE makes meeting and event space at its downtown D.C. offices available to member institutions rent-free.

Learn Best Practices, Strategies in Student Advancement at CASE ASAP Conference

Time is running out to register for the 2009 CASE ASAP Network Convention, which takes place Aug. 6-8 in Baltimore, Md.

U.S. Federal Relations News
President Obama Still Supports Itemized Deduction Cap

n a June 2 letter to Sens. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), President Barack Obama outlined his views on healthcare reform and reiterated his support for limiting deductions for high-income taxpayers.

New Credit Card Law Affects Alumni Association Credit Card Programs

The Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (H.R. 627), which Congress passed and President Obama signed into law late last month, includes disclosure requirements for alumni association affinity credit card agreements.

CASE Seeking Co-Sponsors for Public Good IRA Rollover Act of 2009

CASE is working with its higher education association and charitable community colleagues to increase the number of lawmakers co-sponsoring the Public Good IRA Rollover Act of 2009.

CASE District News

District I continues its breakfast series this month with "The Role of the Trustee in Raising Philanthropic Support." The program takes place from 8:30 -10 a.m., June 25, at Lasell College in Newton, Mass. The registration fee is $45 for CASE members. To register, go to the District I Web site.

District V reports that it's time for advancement professionals to submit their best work in alumni relations, communications and development to the Pride of CASE V District Awards program. Entry and payment deadlines are Wednesday, July 15.

And Friday, July 17, is the deadline to nominate an outstanding president, chancellor, headmaster or system head of a CASE V member institution for outstanding leadership and service in support of education. Get nomination info at the District V Web site.

Also, registration is open for the 35th annual CASE V conference, which takes place Dec. 13-15 in Chicago, Ill. "Great City. Great Lake. Great Conference" is this year's theme covering challenging financial matters and ever-changing technology. Get details and register early at the Web site.

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