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November 2007
Volume 5 Issue 11

Research and News of Note
Demands on Community College Leaders Grow

Expectations are higher than ever for leaders of community colleges, who must be top-notch communicators, fundraisers and coalition builders, according to a recent article in University Business.

Colleges and Universities Find Green in the Green Movement

Universities and colleges are embracing fundraising goals usually identified with mainline environmental groups, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

How to Harness the Helicopter Parent

The latest generation of parents tends to micromanage its children's lives yet is a powerhouse of ideas and energy that can be channeled, according to presenters at a recent CASE conference.

Inside CASE
Calling All Capital Campaign Fundraisers

All institutions that were in the public portion of a multi-year fundraising campaign during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007, as well as those which will enter a public campaign phase by Dec. 31, 2007, are urged to complete the CASE Survey of Cumulative Campaign Activity by Nov. 30.

Adventurer, Education Promoter Keynote Speaker at CASE•NAIS

Greg Mortenson, a mountaineer, best-selling author and education crusader, is the opening keynote speaker for the CASE•NAIS Independent Schools Conference, which takes place Jan. 27-29, 2008, in Nashville, Tenn.

CASE Commissions Focus on Best Practices, Horizon Issues

The CASE commissions on alumni relations, communications and marketing, and philanthropy met Oct. 29 and 30 at CASE headquarters in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Federal Relations News
IRS to Make Changes to Proposed Form 990

After receiving more than 650 comments from individuals and organizations, the Internal Revenue Service announced that it would modify its proposed redesign of the Form 990.

Legislation Includes IRA Charitable Rollover Extension, Hedge Fund Provision

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) has introduced and the committee has approved the Temporary Tax Relief Act of 2007 (H.R. 3996).

Nonprofit Panel Releases Good Governance Principles

The Panel on the Nonprofit Sector released a guide that outlines 33 principles designed to help charitable organizations promote transparency, accountability and good governance.

Still Time to Register for Government Relations Conference

"Advancing Higher Education through High Impact Government Relations" is the theme of the 2007 Higher Education Government Relations Conference (formerly the State Relations Conference), coming up Nov. 29-Dec. 1 in Miami, Fla.

Postal Service Proposes New Address, Delivery Standards

The United States Postal Service has published two proposed rules in the Federal Register that would establish new address placement requirements for flats and letters sent with automation, presorted or carrier route rates.

CASE District News

Registration is now open for the CASE District I annual conference, Feb. 10-12, 2008, in Boston. The program will feature more than 80 sessions, including keynotes by author Penelope Burk; Thomas C. Tillar Jr., vice president of alumni relations at Virginia Tech; and Christopher and Anne Ellinger, nationally recognized writers, counselors, and presenters on wealth and philanthropy. For more information or to register, visit

District II is planning its 2008 conference, "Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes," scheduled for Jan. 26-29, 2008, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, at the Caribe Hilton. Details are available on the CASE District II Web site.

District III is planning its 2008 conference featuring the theme "Take 5" in Atlanta at the Hyatt Regency, Feb. 17-20, 2008.

The District V conference, "Connecting the Best," will feature more than 105 sessions along with more than 70 roundtables. The conference offers advancement services as a new track and a Lake Michigan boat cruise. Dates are Dec. 9-11 at the Chicago Sheraton Hotel and Towers. Get details at:

District VI plans to hold its 2008 conference, "The Great Adventure," Jan. 12-15, 2008, in Denver, Colo. Conference and service award information as well as scholarship opportunities are posted on the district's Web site. New writing categories were added this year for the institutional awards competition, which annually draws about 1,000 entries. Winners are announced at the conference.

Districts VII and VIII have announced a Community College Symposium to be held Dec. 4-5 in conjunction with "CASE Vegas, High Stakes Advancement," the first joint, international conference of Districts VII and VIII.

The symposium underscores CASE's recognition of the important role played by community colleges in higher education and was developed in direct response to focus group sessions with community colleges colleagues.

The symposium will offer a community-college specific overview of current advancement trends and the changing face of fundraising by Ara Serjoie, vice president of development, Clark College Foundation.

Other sessions at the conference, which will be held Dec. 2-5 at the Mirage Hotel and Casino, will cover building the case for giving; donor cultivation; building an advancement office; setting goals for capital campaigns; building a strong alumni base; and other essential information for community college advancement professionals.

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Member Profile: Teo Choo Soo

Teo Choo SooTeo Choo Soo directs the office of alumni relations at the National University of Singapore.

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