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May 2007
Volume 5 Issue 5

Research and News of Note
Study Calls for Global Accountability on Ranking Systems

The proliferation and growing influence worldwide of college and university rankings underscore a need to build greater transparency and improve the public's understanding of what they measure, according to a study by the Institute for Higher Education Policy.

Group Continues Review of Campaign Counting Practices

A group created to study the application of the CASE Management and Reporting Standards to fundraising campaigns met April 17 at CASE headquarters in Washington, D.C., to review the results of a recent survey about campaign counting practices.

CASE and HEP to Merge Matching Gift Programs

Matching gift programs operated by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and HEP Development Services will be merged, giving users of both programs access to an expanded database of companies that match private donations to charitable organizations.

Web Site to Help End Campus Anti-Semitism Launched

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is turning to the power and popularity of the Internet to fight what it calls the serious problem of anti-Semitism on college campuses.

Inside CASE
CASE Data-Mining Workshop to Help Community Colleges Dig Deeper

CASE will hold a data-mining workshop to help community colleges increase fundraising results by better focusing their efforts on individuals who are most likely to give.

CASE Names 2007 Distinguished Service Award Winners

CASE has named seven individuals who have shown extraordinary service and leadership in advancement and education as the winners of its 2007 Distinguished Service Awards, one of the association's most prestigious honors.

PBS Host to Lead Panel at CASE Summit

David Brancaccio, anchor and reporter on PBS, will lead a panel tackling college affordability at the CASE Summit for Advancement Leaders, scheduled for July 8-10, in Chicago.

CASE Board Approves Trustee Nominees

The CASE Board of Trustees has approved the 2007-2008 slate of board nominees to be considered by CASE membership.

Jupiter Fellows Learn Fundraising Fundamentals

Corey Williams first tested the fundraising waters as a college junior when he joined five other students in raising more than $20,000 to fund a Boston College community service trip to Mozambique, Africa.

U.S. Federal Relations News
Legislation Proposed on Conduct for Financial Aid Officers

As the student loan scandal unfolds, members of Congress are moving to introduce legislation to prevent conflicts of interest between student loan providers and financial aid officers.

Nonprofit Mailers Lobby to Defer Postal Rate Increase

Nonprofit mailers hope to delay the rate increase for "not flat-machinable" mail pieces until the end of the year to allow organizations to reconfigure their mailings.

Second Draft of Principles for Effective Practice Published

The Panel on the Nonprofit Sector's Advisory Committee on Self-Regulation is expected to issue a report on Principles for Effective Governance later this spring.

Committee Focuses on Athletics and Use of Tax-Exempt Bonds

Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), ranking member of the Committee on Finance, has asked the Congressional Budget Office to review the economic benefits received from the tax-exempt status of college athletics and the ways colleges and universities use tax-exempt bonds.

CASE District News

District I continues a lineup of breakfast programs in 2007.

District III is making plans for its 2008 conference. The theme of next year's conference will be "Take 5" and will be held Feb. 17-20, 2008, in Atlanta at the Hyatt Regency.

District V-"CASE V By Demand" delivers one-day workshops on District V campuses in a new effort to provide targeted programming beyond the scope of the district conference. Upcoming 2007 workshops include:

  • "What Do You Need to Lead? Building Management Skills for a Career in Alumni Relations," May 10, at the Ohio State University in Columbus
  • "Marketing Education as a 'Service,'" June 5, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Registration is $100 for each conference.

District VI plans to hold its 2008 conference, "The Great Adventure," Jan. 12-15, 2008, in Denver, Colo.

Districts VII and VIII-Always dreamed of taking center stage in Vegas? Get ready for the "High Stakes Advancement" conference at The Mirage in Las Vegas, Dec. 2-5, when CASE Districts VII and VIII team up to present an international joint conference.

Organizers are looking for session speakers so if you have a hot topic or dynamic success story to share, now is your chance.

Submit your presentation proposal online at by May 11. Check out the Web site for the latest event and program information as well as volunteer opportunities. Conference registration opens in September.

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