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March 2013
Volume 11 Issue 3

Research and News of Note
Leadership Transitions Create Opportunities in Advancement, Speakers Say

Well-managed leadership transitions can create fundraising and engagement opportunities that will position the new president for success, according to two advancement leaders speaking at the recent CASE District II conference.

Study: Presidential Pipeline Slow to Change

A new study shows slight increases in the age and gender diversity of senior administrators in positions that often lead to the presidency.

Internal Campus Relationships Can Strengthen Alumni Programs

Strong relationships across campus can help alumni relations leaders be more effective and build internal support for the alumni relations program, according to two University of Rochester alumni officers who spoke at the recent CASE District II conference.

Responsiveness is Key in a Crisis

The most common mistake institutions make during a crisis is not responding quickly enough to the media, says a communications expert.

Report Shows "Strong" Relationship between Education, Economic Prosperity

Results from a recent research report reveal a strong relationship between education and a region’s economic prosperity, providing a "compelling argument for strategic investments in higher education."

Mastering Donor Stewardship in the Digital Age

Advancement professionals at institutions must determine their donors’ wants and needs before using the latest digital communications tools in stewardship activities, says a CASE faculty member.

Creating Memories to Engage Online Alumni

As online degrees become more prevalent, colleges and universities are engaging a new and rapidly growing pool of alumni. But how do you engage graduates that haven’t created memories by experiencing campus life?

Inside CASE
Student Engagement and Philanthropy Day Produces Fundraising Success

A number of institutions that participated in the recent Student Engagement and Philanthropy Day met student fundraising goals while others took advantage of the increased interest to launch student campaigns.

Check Out New Features, Resources on CASE Website

CASE continues to add new resources and content to keep the website fresh and relevant to members.

Fundraising Study Tour for Senior Leaders Visits Top UK Institutions

CASE Europe is holding a fundraising study tour 5-7 June for rectors and presidents who are interested in learning how to maximize the potential from philanthropy for their institutions.

Deadline Approaches for 2013 U.S. Professors of the Year

Less than one month remains to submit nominations for the 2013 U.S. Professors of the Year awards.

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
Senate Budget Plan Calls for Limits to Itemized Deductions, Including Charitable Deduction

A budget plan introduced by Senate Democrats calls for limits to itemized deductions to help pay for a deficit reduction.

CASE District News
District I

District I will hold a breakfast session March 22 on social media.  

Join District I for "Social Media: From Marketing and Communications to Advancement and Development" at Boston College. The session will be an in-depth facilitated conversation with three panelists. Learn what social media platforms the panelists are using and what outcomes and goals they are looking to accomplish. Topics covered include the role of data, measuring engagement, social media guidelines and policy, and how to win approval to allocate resources to new media initiatives.


District II

Learn more about District II conference results and 2014 conference co-chairs.

District II recently completed a successful district conference in Pittsburgh. Congratulations to Meghan Radosh, Widener University, and Chuck Wright, Peirce College, and the conference team on an excellent conference. Conference stats include:

  • Registered 630 attendees, exceeding the original goal of 525 
  • Featured 46 exhibitor booths with a total of 94 exhibiting attendees 
  • Had 18 sponsors with a cash sponsorship of $30,000, which exceeded a $20,000 goal, and nine in-kind gifts

2014 District II conference co-chairs were elected: Trudy Pennock from the Baldwin School of Puerto Rico and David Murray from Syracuse University.

In addition, the district elected a new board of directors member, Robin Rezvani from Johns Hopkins University.


District III

District III invites members to share best practices, implementation successes, tips and proven project solutions by presenting a session or roundtable at the 2014 CASE District III annual conference. Information on how to submit a proposal and guidelines are available on the Call for Presentations page. All entries are due April 8, 2013.


District IV

CASE District IV would like to thank this year's conference committee and the District IV Board of Directors for their support of this year's conference in Ft. Worth, Texas. Thank you for helping to make "Education INVINCIBLE!"


District V

The CASE District V 39th annual conference will be held Dec. 15 - 17, 2013, in Chicago. Be a part of it by submitting a topic to present at the conference. Proposals are being accepted now through April 1.

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Delia de Vreeze

Delia de Vreeze is director of alumni relations and funds at Wageningen University in the Netherlands.

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Social Works: How #Highered Uses #SocialMedia to Raise Money, Build Awareness, Recruit Students, and Get Results

Social Works: How #Highered Uses #SocialMedia to Raise Money, Build Awareness, Recruit Students, and Get Results

Social media is no longer the new kid on the block. But if you’re still wondering what success looks like when using Facebook, Twitter or YouTube in a campaign, a new book, edited by Michael Stoner, will help answer your questions.

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