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May 2014
Volume 12 Issue 5

Research and News of Note
Survey: Strong Student Philanthropy Programs Vital to Overall Fundraising Success

Results from a new survey on student engagement reveal that colleges and universities that invest in student fundraising programs tend to raise more money per capita and are more successful at engaging their students as lifelong donors than institutions that do not make such investments.

Number of Donors, Giving to UK Institutions Reach All-Time High

Giving to universities in the United Kingdom reached an all-time high in 2012-2013 with institutions reporting more than £659 million in cash donations, a 23 percent increase over gifts received in 2011-2012.

How Marketers Can Build a Sustained, Unified Brand Platform

How can decentralized, often siloed institutions rally around a unified brand? The first step, according to a marketing expert, is to listen intently.

UK Needs More Higher Education Fundraisers, Report Says

A new report finds that the number of fundraisers in UK higher education must at least double in less than a decade to meet an ambitious goal set by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

How Event Planners Can Get More for Their Money

Special event planners can ultimately save money by purchasing equipment that they will use repeatedly for all of their events, says one experienced practitioner.

Inside CASE
CASE Launches Search for New President

CASE has formally launched its search for a president to succeed John Lippincott, who earlier this year informed the CASE membership of his intent to retire in January 2015.

Slate of FY2015 CASE Board Candidates Announced

The CASE Board of Trustees recently approved the slate of candidates to fill open trustee and officer positions.

CASE to Announce Circle of Excellence Winners on June 4

CASE will reveal the 2014 Circle of Excellence award recipients at 11 a.m., ET, on Wednesday, June 4, on the CASE Circle of Excellence webpage.

Realize the Benefits of a Peer Advancement Review

Advancement leaders are turning to the CASE Peer Advancement Review Program to get an independent snapshot of what their operations are doing well and what they could improve upon.

CASE Announces Winners of 2014 Distinguished Service Awards

CASE has announced the recipients of its Distinguished Service Awards, an annual program honoring individuals and organizations for extraordinary service to education and advancement.

Sign Up Now to Receive Early-Bird Rate for CASE Europe Annual Conference

Only two weeks remain to take advantage of the early-bird rate for the CASE Europe Annual Conference, which takes place 25-29 August in Edinburgh, UK.

More than 100 U.S. Institutions Recognized for Fundraising Excellence

CASE has named 84 colleges and universities and 20 independent schools as recipients of its 2014 Educational Fundraising Awards, which recognize institutions for overall performance and improvement in educational fundraising programs.

CURRENTS Takes Gold, CASE Books Honored by Prestigious Media Group

CURRENTS and the CASE books program received top honors in the Association Media & Publishing’s 2014 EXCEL Awards competition, which honors “excellence and leadership in nonprofit association media.”

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.

CASE District News

District I

Present your ideas at the 2015 CASE District I Conference

Proposals are being accepted until June 2 for the District I annual conference, to be held Jan. 29-30, 2015, in Boston. Share your expertise and make connections at an event that attracts more than 800 professionals from nearly 200 colleges, universities and independent schools. All accepted speakers receive a $50 registration discount to a conference that has sold out in the past two years. Submit your proposal today!


District II

The CASE District II Opportunity & Inclusion Committee recently hosted a reception at the SUNY Global Center in New York City. Anthony S. Kendall, chairman and chief executive officer of Mitchell & Titus LLP, a member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited, was the keynote speaker and facilitated an engaging discussion about diversity with those in attendance.


District III

District III will soon reveal a new awards program with 68 categories that cover everything from best practices in alumni relations to best recruitment publication. Magazines, websites, videos, writing, design and special events are all included. It's not too soon to plan your entry. The deadline will be Nov. 17, 2014.

There are many ways to be involved with CASE III, including serving the district as a presenter, registration volunteer, moderator and mentor as well as a member of the CASE District III board. The CASE III Board of Directors nominating committee is calling for nominations for 2015-2017 term.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal to present at the 2015 Magic Conference. With more than 200 submissions, we are planning show-stopping sessions and roundtables!


District VI

Share your expertise at the CASE District VI 2015 Conference
Do you have an experience, program, publication, website or partnership that might be beneficial to your higher education colleagues? If so, consider submitting a proposal to present at the 2015 CASE District VI conference where we will be discussing the "Higher Expectations" we live with on a daily basis. The 2015 conference is set for Jan. 11-13 at the downtown Sheraton in Denver, Colo. Submit your proposals online by June 15. 

Check out the new CASE VI website
CASE District VI is proud to announce the launch of its new website. The website has been redesigned to improve visitor experience with more resources, including a live Twitter feed, links to national CASE resources, such as Career Central, a section for featured events, and a new "people on the move" area. You will find more up-to-date information than in the past so revisit the site often.


District VII

CASE at the Beach: Plans are shaping up nicely for the 2015 CASE District VII conference at the beautiful Newport Beach Marriott with ocean views and quick access to Fashion Island. The fantastic setting will be complemented by an informative program and abundant networking opportunities. Plan now to join us March 5-7.

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Lynn Wells

Lynn Wells is director of advancement at the International School of Kenya in Nairobi.

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100 Years of Alumni Engagement

100 Years of Alumni Engagement

CASE produced a special publication which traces the history of the profession and provides a timeline of historic milestones in alumni relations.

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