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May 2017
Volume 15 Issue 5

Research and News of Note
How University Leaders Can Really Address Discrimination

Leaders who are serious about promoting diversity and equality in their organizations must commit more than just words to their cause, argues one author and professor of psychology.

Impact of Donations to UK Universities: Behind the Numbers

More than 50 universities across the UK thanked donors or shared stories of gift impact using the hashtag #1bnUniDonations.

Stay Curious and Focused: Key Advice for Advancement Shops

Development shops can support their institutions by maintaining a steady focus on their mission and an eagerness to learn new things, according to the executive director of one community college foundation.

More Institutions in Asia-Pacific Region Deploying “Robust” Alumni Engagement Tactics

A new white paper reports that institutions in the Asia-Pacific region are investing more in their alumni relations programs, suggesting a growing institutional awareness of the importance of a strong and robust alumni program.

Connect and Grow: Advice from CASE Summer Institutes Faculty

Don’t be shy but do be intentional about your development goals and you’ll enhance your CASE Summer Institute experience, advise several veteran CASE faculty members.

In The Unlikely Event

Consider three approaches to freshen event-planning staples: crowdsource visuals, engage the masses and change perspectives.

3 Reasons to Cut the Golf Tournament

Fundraising events can very easily be ineffective, says a CASE faculty member. Here are three reasons to rethink them.

Inside CASE
Beloved CASE Employee, Volunteer Michael Kiser Passes Away

Michael Kiser, vice president of marketing and communications for CASE, passed away last month following a brief but intense battle with cancer.

MarComm Expert to Join CASE as Interim VP, Marketing and Communications

CASE has announced that Rob Moore, a marketing communications expert in the advancement profession, will join CASE July 1 as interim vice president of marketing and communications.

Circle of Excellence Awards Announced June 14

CASE will reveal the 2017 Circle of Excellence award recipients on Wednesday, June 14, on the CASE Circle of Excellence webpage.

CASE Announces 2017 Distinguished Service Award Recipients

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

Slate of FY2018 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 FY2018

At its meeting in March, the CASE Board of Trustees appointed 19 new members to CASE's three professional commissions.

Social Inclusion New Track for CEAC 2017

The 2017 CASE Europe Annual Conference, held 28 August-1 September in Birmingham, UK, will offer a new track for advancement professionals who aim to be active partners in driving diversity initiatives on campus.

CASE Asia-Pacific Commemorates Growth at APAC

CASE Asia-Pacific welcomed 430 delegates from 23 countries to its flagship conference last month, celebrating 10 years of advancing the profession in the region.

U.S. Federal Relations News May 2017
President Trump’s Tax Plan Has Implications for Giving

A tax reform plan announced by U.S. President Donald Trump would likely lead to a decline in giving to educational institutions and other charitable organizations.

Honor Service in State Relations

Nominate higher education government relations professionals for a 2017 Service Award in State Government Relations.

Florida Lawmakers Approve New Restrictions, Disclosure Requirements on Institutionally Related Foundations

As part of their final budget negotiations, U.S. Florida state lawmakers approved legislation that will prohibit the state’s public colleges and universities from using state funds to pay for the salaries of institutionally related foundation employees beginning in 2022.

CASE District News

District I

  • Sign up for District I’s latest regional program in Connecticut on June 14 for “The Right Person in the Right Job.” Following the presentation, there will be a social hour with the panelists and colleagues.

District III

  • CASE District III is recruiting judging coordinators for the 2017-2018 award season.
  • District III is accepting nominations for its Chief Leadership Award for chief executives whose contributions to their campuses and communities deserve exceptional recognition and celebration. Review selection criteria and procedures and submit nominations by July 28, 2017.
  • Nominations are also open for District III's special recognition programs: Bill Franklin Volunteer of the Year, the Diversity and Inclusion Award and Mentor of the Year. Nominations should be a 1000-word essay emailed to the appropriate judging coordinator by July 28, 2017.  

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.
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