Publications & Products
November 2010
Volume 8 Issue 11

Research and News of Note
Women More Likely to Give and to Give More than Men

New research shows that women at virtually every income level are more likely to give to charity and to give more money on average than their male counterparts.

Finland Tops in Affordable, Accessible Higher Education, Report Says

Finland has the most affordable and accessible higher education system, according to a global report of 17 countries, including Australia, Canada, England, Japan, Mexico and the United States.

The Bag Lady Syndrome: Myth or Reality?

Most fundraisers are familiar with the stereotype of "the bag lady," a woman of means who is so fearful of losing her money she lives like a pauper. This stereotype lurks beneath the surface of many interactions with would-be female philanthropists and the fundraisers who would like to inspire gifts from them.

White Paper Reveals Social Media Opportunities, Challenges for Institutions

Many institutions want to expand their social media outreach, but far fewer plan to hire new staff to meet these expansions, according to a new white paper reporting on the results of a survey conducted by mStoner, Slover-Linett Strategies and CASE.on.

“Unprecedented Challenges” Ahead for English Universities

CASE Europe has called on the UK government to confirm whether it will continue its successful matched funding scheme for voluntary giving to universities.

Companies Gave More Non-Cash Donations than Money in 2009

A new report shows that corporate giving fell among a majority of Fortune 100 companies in 2009, although aggregate corporate giving rose in 2009 to $9.93 billion, up 7 percent from 2008.

Donors Demand More Accountability from Nonprofits, Survey Says

A global survey on the state of the nonprofit industry reveals that donors worldwide are demanding more accountability of nonprofits.

White Paper Examines Structure, Staffing at Community College Foundations

To assist community college leaders interested in strengthening their foundations, CASE has released a new white paper that provides structure and staffing data on community college foundations.

Alumni Relations Staff Use Different Strategies to Manage Facebook Relationships

"John Doe wants to be friends with you on Facebook." How many times have you opened your e-mail to find this message, then hesitated-mouse hovering over the "Accept" button-wondering whether this person should be privy to your Facebook life? An article in the November/December issue of CURRENTS explores this touchy topic.

Inside CASE
CASE Names New Members to Industry Advisory Council

CASE President John Lippincott has named a new chair and seven new members to the CASE Industry Advisory Council.

Participate in CASE Survey of Educational Fundraising Campaigns

CASE is currently conducting its annual survey of fundraising campaigns at colleges, universities and independent schools in the United States and Canada. The deadline for participation in the 2010 survey is Dec. 6.

Commissions Discuss Social Media, CASE Content

The CASE commissions on alumni relations, communications and marketing, and philanthropy met Oct. 18 and 19 in Washington, D.C., to discuss the impact of social media on advancement, legacy admissions and content for CASE conferences, publications and programs.

Online Session Reveals Secret Sauce for Great Alumni Websites

Representatives from the firm Greatest Creative Factor will once again offer a practical, research-based guide to creating effective, engaging alumni webpages in their fourth CASE Online Speaker Series session.

CASE Extends Compensation Survey Deadline

CASE has extended the CASE Compensation Survey deadline to Dec. 3.

CASE Launches Spanish-Language Web Pages

CASE recently launched a new Spanish-language section on its website.

CASE Europe Launches First Seniors Forum for Schools

CASE Europe will offer a new conference in March for senior advancement professionals at independent and international schools.

CASE Annual Report Available Online

The 2010 CASE Annual Report highlights CASE activities offered during the 2009-10 fiscal year.

CASE to Hold Fundraising Tour of Canadian Institutions

CASE Europe and CASE Asia-Pacific will offer a joint fundraising and development study tour of Canadian institutions this May for senior colleagues from Australia and the UK.

Checkout New Features on CASE Website

CASE continued to add new resources this month to keep the website fresh and relevant to members.

CASE Europe Offers Conference for Senior Leaders at European Institutions

CASE Europe will hold a conference for European rectors and presidents 18-19 May 2011 in Paris.

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.

Experts to Discuss Young Alumni, Student Programs at Austin Conference

There's still time to register to attend in person or online the "Young Alumni and Student Programs Conference," which takes place Dec. 6-7 in Austin, Texas.

U.S. Federal Relations News
Fate of Estate Tax, IRA Charitable Rollover Unclear in Lame Duck Congress

In the aftermath of the Nov. 2 midterm elections, it is unclear whether lawmakers will pass extensions or delay action on the estate tax and IRA charitable rollover when Congress returns for a "lame duck" session the week of Nov. 15.

CASE District News
District I

Last chance for discounted professional development! The early bird discount for "Making the Connection: 2011 CASE DI Annual Conference" ends on December 3. Don't miss out—register today!

District II

The CASE District II Board welcomed four new members in FY 2011. The new members are:

  • Stephen Dare, vice president for college relations at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y.
  • Melissa Karas, director of advancement services at The Hill School in Pottstown, Pa.
  • Stephanie Kollm, web communications manager at Temple University in Philadelphia
  • Charles A. Wright III, vice president for institutional advancement at Peirce College in Philadelphia

Online registration for the District II conference is now open and available for CASE members, exhibitors and sponsors. The conference will be held on Feb. 6-8, 2011, at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. Access the District II website for more information.

In addition, the district board has announced the creation of a District II scholars program for its conference. District II will award five scholarships that cover the conference registration fee to practitioners from community colleges and five to practitioners from independent schools to encourage conference participation from these important sectors of the District II membership. The district will also provide 50, $100 awards for first-time attendees to the District II conference on a first-come, first-served application process. Those eligible to apply must be employed by an institution that is a member of CASE in District II.

District V

There's still time to register for CASE V's 36th annual conference Dec. 12-14 at the Chicago Sheraton Hotel and Towers. Get complete details and register now!

District V has also set its slate for next year's board of directors, and its institutions have received a variety of grants. Visit the district website for more information.

District VII

Bragging Rights: Show off your best work and your best people by entering the District VII awards programs. Entries are due Dec. 10.

Conference Call: The 2011 District VII conference will feature a keynote address by Bridget Baker, NBC Universal's president for TV networks distribution. Held March 2-5 in Los Angeles, the conference will also include a pre-conference Campaign Boot Camp and three-hour power sessions on hot topics like social media and "Women, Wealth, and Giving." District VII is now on an ever-other-year schedule for conferences, so this will be the only opportunity to connect with district colleagues unitl 2013. Exhibitors: Connect with up to 260 West Coast educational institutions as a conference sponsor.Watch our Facebook page for more details.

Nailed to the Board: Three new professionals are now hanging on the District VII board: Alan Ball, of Harvard-Westlake School, Lucy Klinkhammer, of UNLV, and Jeff McClellan, of BYU. We send our gratitude to them (and condolences to their families... we'll give them back in a few years).

Herding Cats: Want to learn how to manage the unmanageable? Come to a one-day workshop Jan. 22 at UC Berkeley that will focus on coaching your student staff.

District VIII

Online registration is now available for the 2011 district conference in Vancouver, BC. For more information and to register, visit the CASE VIII website.

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Laurie Hindley

Laurie Hindley is associate director of advancement for annual giving at the American School in London.

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