Publications & Products
November 2014
Volume 4, Issue 5

Community College Advancement News

Keeping "Community" in the College Name

A marketer at a two-year college in Virginia says the "community" in its name is an asset, not a liability. Read more...

Garnering Large Gifts Take a Commitment

Community college advancement practitioners should spend less time on low-return efforts like golf tournaments and more time on developing a high-yielding major gifts program, says a fundraising leader. Read more...

Free benchmarking and networking opportunities

Get the results of the new CASE benchmarking survey of community college foundations-and network with others in your CASE district-during a series of free online presentations open to members and non-members. Read more...

Ask Anything in the CASE Community College Community

Members of the Center for Community College Advancement Advisory Committee  will be closely monitoring the CASE community colleges community during "Ask Anything" week, Dec. 1-5. Post your question or dilemma to the community and members will either respond or point you toward a helpful resource. CASE communities are only open to members.

Complete the IRF Data Book Survey

The IRF Data Book Survey is open through Nov. 21. Institutionally related foundation executives and professionals who complete the survey will be able to compare data related to their foundation's structure, funding, staffing and operations with their peer foundations. More than 16 percent of last year's respondents were from community colleges. For more information, contact

Join a Twitter Chat

Elizabeth Homan, executive director of public relations and marketing at Howard Community College, will moderate the CASE bimonthly social media Twitter chat on Nov. 25 from 2 to 3 p.m., Eastern. A topics is forthcoming. Participate via Twitter using #casesmc Learn more and read recaps of previous chats in the "Social Networks" section of the CASE website.

Advice on Engaging Presidents in Fundraising

Watch a video from the recent Conference for Community College Advancement on involving presidents in fundraising. Read more...

Conference planning team selected

CASE is pleased to announce that the following volunteers have agreed to serve on the planning team for the 2015 Conference for Community College Advancement, to be held in Anaheim Oct. 1-3. Read more...

Welcome to CASE

The following institutions recently became CASE members:

  • Antelope Valley College (Lancaster, California)
  • Centralia College (Centralia, Washington)
  • Chabot College (Hayward, California)
  • College of the Mainland (Texas City, Texas)
  • College of the Redwoods (Eureka, California)
  • Middlesex Community College (Bedford, Massachusetts)
  • Mt. San Jacinto College (San Jacinto, California)
  • San Joaquin Delta College (Stockton, California)

In The News

Pairing Marketing and Development
(Community College Daily)
Research shows that when an organization's communications strategies are focused, its fundraising dollars increase. Read more...

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