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June 2012
Volume 10 Issue 6

Research and News of Note
Report: Charitable Giving Climbing Out of Great Recession-Fueled Trough

Charitable giving from individuals, bequests, corporations and foundations in the United States grew from about $287 billion in 2010 to more than $298 billion in 2011, an increase of 4 percent in current dollars, according to results released today by Giving USA Foundation. Giving to education rose 4 percent to nearly $39 billion.

Survey: Institutions Finding Success in Social Media Campaigns

Facebook is still the dominant social network used by institutions, although Twitter use is up significantly, and social networks are now being woven into broader institutional campaigns, according to a new survey.

U.S. Undergraduate Enrollment Predicted to Reach Nearly 21M by 2021

A new report reveals that undergraduate enrollment in the United States grew from 13.2 million to 18.1 million between 2000 and 2010, an increase of nearly 40 percent, and predicts that enrollment will reach 20.6 million in 2021.

Nonprofits Say Annual Giving Revenue, Donor Numbers Grew in FY2011

Nearly 70 percent of respondents to a new survey on annual giving say their organizations raised more during fiscal year 2011 compared to 2010, and more than 60 percent say they saw an increase in the number of donors.

A Ringing Endorsement for Student Phonathons

Any educational institution can set up a successful student phonathon program with some creativity and a modest investment, says the head of a community college foundation in Vancouver, Wash.

SCHOOLS-L Followers Weigh in on Attracting Attendees to Independent School Events

Participants in a recent conversation on SCHOOLS-L, a CASE listserve for independent schools, shared strategies, tips and case studies on how to raise event attendance.

Study: Twitter Use Highest Among African Americans, Smartphone Users

Twitter use has nearly doubled in the United States since 2010, and the proportion of online adults who use Twitter daily has quadrupled since then, according to a new study.

Think Outside the Box When Managing Volunteers

A CASE faculty member says colleges, universities and schools can improve how they manage and engage volunteers by adopting management strategies from other organizations in the nonprofit sector.

CASE Europe, UK Fundraisers Applaud Government for Shelving Charity Tax Plans

UK fundraisers and donors welcomed the recent decision by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne to abandon his plans to cap income tax relief on charitable donations. The reversal of the March budget proposal followed three months of sustained lobbying led by a consortium of organisations, including CASE Europe and Universities UK.

Traveling Tales, Advice for Development Road Warriors

Accept the upgrade at the car rental counter or stick with an economy car? Stay with a donor who extends an invitation or book a hotel room? Get answers to these and other common quandaries faced by traveling development officers in a new CURRENTS article.

Inside CASE
CASE Names Recipients of 2012 Research Awards

CASE has announced the winners of its 2012 Research Awards in Educational Advancement.

2012 Summer Institutes Around the Corner

Need to get new staff members up to speed on all-things advancement? Consider sending them to a CASE Summer Institute this July.

2012 Circle of Excellence Recipients Announced

CASE has posted the names of the winning institutions of the 2012 Circle of Excellence awards on its website.

Seven European Institutions Receive Top Award for Excellence

CASE Europe congratulates the seven higher education institutions in Europe that received a 2012 CASE Circle of Excellence award.

Nominate a Colleague for a State Relations Award

Salute colleagues who have advanced their institution through exceptional legislative advocacy by nominating them for a 2012 Service Award in State Government Relations. The deadline for entry is Friday, July 27.

CASE Europe Announces New Board Leadership

Four new trustees of CASE Europe will begin three-year terms on 1 July 2012.

CASE Seeks Applications for Educational Programs Manager

CASE is seeking applications for an educational programs manager.

HEFCE Review of UK Higher Education Philanthropy to be Unveiled at Annual Conference

Attendees of the CASE Europe Annual Conference this August will be among the first to hear the results of a government-commissioned review on the current state of philanthropic support for UK higher education.

CASE Europe’s Annual Conference Includes Two-Day Programme for Schools

CASE Europe is hosting a two-day program designed specifically for international and independent schools as part of its annual conference.

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
Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Tax-Exempt Organizations

The House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee held a hearing May 16 to examine tax-exempt organizations.

Summer Camp Revenue: Is it Unrelated Business Income?

Colleges, universities and independent schools that are holding or hosting summer camps this year should review the Internal Revenue Service rules on the treatment of unrelated business income.

CASE District News
District V

Registration is now open for the joint District V and VI conference headlined by creative marketer and writer Rob Walker. Walker will share stories on what makes objects more valuable at the "Better Together" conference, which takes place Dec. 9-11, 2012, in Chicago.

In other news, the deadline for the Pride of CASE V is July 31. Get recognition for your best work and share ideas. Also, there's still time to nominate a great CEO for CASE V's Chief Executive of the Year. Hurry—the deadline is July 15.


District VI

July 15 is the deadline for institutional awards, nominations for open positions on the board of directors and individual service awards, and conference scholarship applications. There are new categories and a new online submission process for institutional awards. The new system allows most award submissions to be uploaded electronically, rather than having to mail entries.

District VI has five positions to fill on its board of directors. Nominate colleagues who are ready for a leadership role in a professional organization for a position on the CASE District VI board. The open positions are:

  • Chair-elect
  • Secretary
  • Three at-large members

Individual service awards are a great way to recognize rising stars, leaders, staff members or volunteers who have contributed greatly to education. Nominations for individual service awards will be accepted in the categories of:

  • Rising Star Award (new this year)
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Virginia Carter Smith Recognition Award
  • Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Chief Executive Leader Award

Lastly, District VI will award 12 scholarships for the "Better Together" joint conference, which will be held Dec. 9-11 in Chicago. Applications for conference scholarships for new professionals, emerging students and advancing diversity are now available online.


District VII

Got Funds? Use remaining year-end funds to register now for the 2013 District VII conference. The conference, March 1-3, will feature fast-paced, visual mainstage presentations on a wealth of hot topics, built around the theme Seismic Shifts: Reinventing Ourselves, Reshaping Advancement.


District VIII

The deadline for submissions for the 2013 District VIII Leadership Award is July 15, 2012. Download the nomination form on the District VIII website.

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Suzanne Grime

Suzanne Grime is development manager at Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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