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March 2017
Volume 15 Issue 3


Research and News of Note
Report: NGOs Rely on Online Tools to Engage Donors

An overwhelming majority of non-governmental organizations agree that social media is an effective tool for creating social change and growing organizations, according to the 2017 Global NGO Technology Report.


The First Steps in Any Crisis Communications Plan

Use this checklist to assess a threat and decide how to respond to individuals on social media.


Report: Online Giving Reached Record High in 2016

A recent report shows that charitable giving in the United States increased 1 percent on a year-over-year basis, and total online giving reached a record high in 2016.


Practicing Inclusive Fundraising

Major gifts officers should consider their outreach and donor pools with diversity in mind, according to one fundraiser expert and CASE faculty member.


Large Gifts Support Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Asia-Pacific

Recent gifts to Singapore and New Zealand universities will enhance business and entrepreneurship programs on campus, according to news reports.


Social Media Event Coverage: Survival Guide for Small Teams

Quality posts matter more than quantity, agreed participants in CASE’s most recent #casesmc Twitter chat.


How Listening on Social Can Increase Your Institutional Value

CASE has named four communications and marketing practitioners new to the field of educational advancement as this year's SimpsonScarborough Scholars.


Inside CASE
CASE Announces 2017 Commonfund IRF Award Winners

CASE announces Lynette Marshall and Donna Vuchinich as the winners of the 2017 Commonfund IRF Award.


CASE and Universities UK Form Compliance Working Group

CASE and Universities UK have formed a compliance working group to support members in preparing for GDPR and fundraising regulation.


CASE Research Awards April 28 Deadline for Entries

Individuals who are currently conducting a research project related to educational advancement are encouraged to submit an entry for a CASE Research Award to help fund in-progress research.


Asia-Pacific Charitable Giving Survey Open

The 2017 Charitable Giving to Universities in Australia and New Zealand Survey is open through 10 April 2017.


The Future of Data: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

As future technologies arrive, advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning will revolutionize the way data is processed, and in turn, change the way that we do our work.


CASE Europe Annual Conference Registration Open

The CASE Europe Annual Conference 2017 gathers the most valuable talent from educational institutions and other forward-thinking organisations from around the world.


Summit Speaker to Focus on Leadership in Today's Environment

One of the most influential leaders in higher education and a prominent supporter of immigrant student rights will discuss how to lead in today's environment of uncertainty and suspicion at the 2017 Summit for Leaders in Advancement.


Lowlands Conference Early-Bird Rate Ends Soon

CASE will hold its CASE Lowlands conference in Maastricht, Netherlands 11-12 May.


Register for the North American Fundraising & Alumni Relations Study Tour 2017

The North American Fundraising and Alumni Relations Study Tour, held 8-12 May in Boston, is a unique opportunity for members to visit and learn from the operations of leading North American institutions.


Upcoming CASE Conferences Focus on Giving and Philanthropy

The 2017 International Schools Advancement Summit will be held 20 April in Barcelona; CASE for Schools 2017 will be held 3-4 May in London.


CASE Asia-Pacific Advancement Conference Features New Faculty

There's still time to register for the CASE Asia-Pacific Advancement Conference 2017, April 24-27 in Singapore.


U.S. Federal Relations News March 2017
Trump Administration Budget Blueprint Includes Significant Funding Cuts for Higher Education

President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget blueprint proposes significant cuts to agencies and programs critical to colleges and universities, including the Department of Education and the National Institutes of Health.


CASE District News

District II

  • The 2017 District II annual conference made waves in Baltimore, Maryland, with more than 750 attendees. Join District II for the 2018 annual conference Feb. 25-27, 2018, in National Harbor, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. 

District III

  • March 31, 2017, is the deadline to submit a proposal to present at the District III annual conference and/or a one-day workshop. Review the guidelines and to submit your proposal.
  • April 7, 2017, is the deadline to order additional District III award certificates. To order, make an online payment. and return this form.

District V

  • The 2017 CASE District V conference committee is looking for advancement leaders to present at the conference Dec. 10-12, 2017, at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. Proposals, due Monday, April 10, 2017, should fit into one of these tracks:
    • Advancement fundamentals;
    • Critical issues;
    • Key Decision Makers;
    • Professional Development; and
    • Master Session.
    Contact Jana Zollinger with questions. 

District VI

  • Save the date: District VI will hold its next conference will be Jan. 28-30, 2018, in St. Louis, Missouri. Scott Peters from State Technical College of Missouri is the conference chair.
  • Members elected three new directors at-large to the CASE VI board during the annual meeting in December:
    • Steve Brown, president and CEO of the University of South Dakota Foundation;
    • Jessica Elmore, associate director of diversity programs for the Kansas State University Alumni Association; and
    • Jennifer Hollingshead, interim vice chancellor for marketing and communications at the University of Missouri. 
  • Additionally, two others were re-elected to second terms:
    • board secretary Jenne Vanderbout, assistant vice president of alumni and development at University of Central Missouri; and
    • Traci McBee Rowe, director of donor engagement at Metropolitan State University of Denver, to her at-large position.
  • Clayton Melinkovich, associate director of planned giving at the University of Wyoming Foundation, has been appointed to the CASE VI board as awards chairman. He succeeds Lauren Wilcox who accepted an advancement position in another CASE district.
  • The joint CASE V and VI conference in December attracted more than 1,100 advancement professionals from 25 states, two Canadian provinces and the District of Columbia.

District VIII

  • CASE VIII honored its 2017 award winners at the district conference in Seattle, Feb. 3-5, 2017. Congratulations to these district members for exemplary professional achievement:
    • 2017 Leadership Award: Dr. Mary F. T. Spilde, president, Lane Community College
    • 2017 Distinguished Service Award: Lisa Gibert, president and CEO, Clark College Foundation
    • 2017 Virginia Carter Smith Grand Crystal Award: Portland Community College
    • 2017 Rising Stars: Anju Visen Singh, University of Calgary; Alexa Makhani, Washington State University Foundation; Carly Schoepflin, University of Idaho; Renee Gordon, University of Oregon
Comments and Questions

Please share your questions and comments with Pam Russell via e-mail at russell@case.org or by telephone at +1-202-478-5680.

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A nonprofit organization's ability to secure the funding it needs to further the mission does not rest solely on the shoulders of the frontline fundraisers: It also depends on the capability to acknowledge, thank, steward, advise, communicate with, research and educate donors and prospects.

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Member Profile: Alejandra Peralta

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