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May 2016
Volume 14 Issue 5

Research and News of Note
U.S. Education Report Finds Diversity Gap, Holes in Teacher Pipeline

A recently released report by the U.S. Department of Education reveals a severe lack of racial diversity among teachers and professors in the United States as well as an ineffective pipeline to prepare and support teachers from diverse backgrounds to enter the education field.

Shared Leadership is Secret to Successful Partnership with Boards

Shared leadership is the secret to a successful partnership between nonprofit leaders and their board members. That's according to a keynote speaker at the upcoming CASE Summit for Leaders in Advancement.

UK Universities Alumni Dig Deeper

New funds secured by UK institutions rose to a record level of £860 million in the last academic year, according to the most recent Ross-CASE Report. The report is based on the latest Ross-CASE Survey of Charitable Giving to Universities in the UK, which collects detailed information about fundraising and donors to measure the philanthropic performance of higher education institutions.

White Paper: A Brief Introduction to the Science of Fundraising

A recently released white paper on the science of philanthropy explores the usefulness of looking to social science research to enhance fundraising strategies.

Using Alumni Mentoring to Increase Engagement

An alumni mentoring program can increase meaningful engagement for both alumni and students, facilitate career connections and professional development within the community and continue to add value to the student and alumni experience.

New ICARS Reveals What Makes a Successful AR Programme

What determines a successful alumni relations programme? One that attracts 174 attendees, 45 volunteers and 145 donors per 10,000 contractable alumni. That's according to results reported in the recently released International CASE Alumni Relations Report.

Inside CASE
CASE to Announce Circle of Excellence Winners on June 8

CASE will reveal the 2016 Circle of Excellence award recipients at 11 a.m., Eastern, on Wednesday, June 8, on the CASE Circle of Excellence webpage. The winners of the CASE Platinum Categories will also be announced at that time.

CASE Appoints Two New Vice Presidents

CASE has announced the appointments of Michael Kiser as vice president of marketing and communications and Rob Henry as vice president of education.

U.S. Study Tour Available for Senior Leaders of Asia-Pacific Institutions

Senior-level leaders interested in learning about fundraising and alumni relations from top U.S. institutions are invited to attend a CASE Asia-Pacific Advancement Study tour, which takes place 17-22 July.

Exclusive Discount Available for CASE members on Giving USA 2016

Giving USA Foundation will release results of its annual survey on philanthropy in the United States on June 14. The report, which includes a section on giving to education, is available at a 15 percent discount to CASE members.

The What, How and Why of Student Advancement

Student advancement holds challenges for institutions—but plenty of opportunities as well.

3 June is Early-Bird Deadline for CASE Europe Annual Conference

Early-bird registration for the CASE Europe Annual Conference ends on 3 June. The conference takes place in Brussels, Belgium, from 29 August to 2 September 2016.

Slate of FY2017 CASE Board Candidates Announced

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

New CASE Commission Members for FY2017

At its meeting in March, the CASE Board of Trustees appointed 15 new members to CASE's three professional commissions: the Commission on Alumni Relations, the Commission on Communications and Marketing, and the Commission on Philanthropy.

CASE District News

District I

District III

  • Showcase your institution on the District III website. Email District III with 500 words about your campus, students and faculty, along with a JPG campus photo. 
  • District III is collecting mentor success stories to recognize the important role of mentorship. Email District III with a 500-word story about your advancement mentor in 500 words and a JPG image. Select stories will be featured on the District III media outlets.

District IV

  • The District IV conference in Dallas was a wonderful event. View the Flickr gallery to reflect on the information shared, connections made and accolades received. 
  • Join District IV for its Padre 2016 conference Aug. 4-6, 2016, at South Padre Island, Texas. Add new strategies to your advancement toolbox during this weekend retreat for development, alumni relations and communication professionals. The cost is $175 for members and $225 for nonmembers.
  • Submit a proposal to present at Padre 2016.
  • Save the date for a Nov. 3-4, 2016, conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The conference will focus on successful practices in educational advancement, including relating to millennial and iGen audiences.

District V and VI

District VII

  • Submit a session proposal for a CASE VII 2017 conference, March 8-11, 2017, at the Paradise Point Resort and Spa in San Diego. Subject areas include advancement services, alumni relations, campaigns, communications/marketing, personal/professional development, philanthropy and small shops. Proposals are due July 29, 2016.
  • On the District VII best practices blog: an interview with Sherry Main of the University of California Santa Cruz, which held a 50th anniversary celebration for 1,000 donors and community members. UC Santa Cruz is one of only six 2016 Grand Gold winners.
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Kathy Limmer

Kathy Limmer is director of advancement at the Taipei American School in Taipei, Taiwan.

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