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March 2015
Volume 13 Issue 3


Research and News of Note
Report Predicts Growth Rates for U.S. Charitable Giving in 2015, 2016

A new report by the Indiana University Lily Family School of Philanthropy projects that charitable giving in the United States is expected to grow by 4.8 percent in 2015 and by an additional 4.9 percent in 2016.


Improving Networking Skills Helps Expand Knowledge

Advancement practitioners at all career stages should regularly network to seek professional growth and expand their knowledge of the field, says a networking expert.


Experts Share Tips on Using Student-Run Blogs

Blogs run by students who provide insight into campus life through their posts are among the most engaging, say institutional communicators.


Chinese Philanthropists Give Majority of Gifts to Other Countries

A survey on charity trends in China indicates that about 80 percent of donations made by Chinese philantrhopists in 2014 benefited institutions outside of the mainland.


Investment in Student Philanthropy Pays, Reports CASE White Paper

Educational institutions that spent more than 50 cents per enrollee on student philanthropy programming raised, on average, 250 percent more than institutions that spent less. That’s according to a white paper by CASE that surveyed more than 200 two- and four-year institutions.


Inside CASE
CASE Board Discusses New Membership Model, Approves Slate for CASE Asia-Pacific Board

The CASE Board of Trustees met on March 13 and 14 at the University of San Diego to consider a range of issues related to the organization’s worldwide operations. Among its action items, the board of trustees approved the operating budget for the 2016 fiscal year and appointed the proposed slate of candidates for the new CASE Asia-Pacific Board of Directors for terms beginning April 1.


Deadline Approaches for 2015 U.S. Professors of the Year

Less than one month remains to submit nominations for the 2015 U.S. Professors of the Year awards.


Teaching Students about Philanthropy Vital to Fundraising Efforts

Student advancement organizations at 115 institutions in the United States and the U.K. enhanced their peers’ awareness of private fundraising by organizing activities for CASE ASAP’s Student Engagement & Philanthropy Month.


CASE Brings Together Multicultural Advancement Professionals

CASE recently held its first event for the Multicultural Advancement Professionals network, a community where practitioners from diverse backgrounds can share ideas and resources as well as discuss issues they face in the profession.


Learn from Top-Performing Institutions in Canada

Educational fundraisers in the UK can learn a lot from their Canadian counterparts, say senior advancement leaders who have participated in a study tour of institutions in Canada.


March 31 Deadline to Submit Entries for CASE Research Grant

March 31 is the deadline to submit an entry for a CASE Research Awards grant to help fund in-progress research related to educational advancement.


Don't Delay: Register Today for the CASE Asia-Pacific Advancement Conference

Insights into giving across borders and cultures will be one of the leading topics of discussion at the 2015 CASE Asia-Pacific Advancement Conference, which takes place 14-17 April in Singapore.


U.S. Federal Relations News
Senate Finance Committee Seeks Comments on Tax Reform

U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) announced that the committee is seeking feedback and comments from interested individuals and organizations on how to reform and improve the U.S. tax code. Comments are due by Wednesday, April 15, 2015.


CASE District News

District I

District II
  • Save-the-date: Mark your calendars for the 2016 CASE District II annual conference, which takes place Feb. 7-9, 2016, in Philadelphia.
  • Join us on Thursday, April 16, for the inaugural Chief Advancement Officers Forum in New York City. Register today.

District III

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District VII
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Sean Davey

Sean Davey is development director at Reigate Grammar School in Reigate, Surrey, UK.

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