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November 2013
Volume 11 Issue 11

Research and News of Note
Survey: Wealthy Gave Most to Education in 2012

A recently released report on US$1 million-plus giving reveals that wealthy donors across six regions of the world gave a total of $7.05 billion in gifts of $1 million or more to higher education institutions in 2012.

Billionaires on the Rise in Asia

Asia is home to the fastest growing number of billionaires among all regions of the world, according to a new survey.

Competing with For-Profit Institutions

To compete successfully with the well-funded marketing campaigns of for-profit institutions, colleges must find strategic ways to differentiate themselves from this growing competition, says a communications and marketing practitioner.

Popularity of Donor-Advised Funds Continues

Contributions to donor-advised funds grew significantly in 2012, according to a new study, which also reported significant increases in assets held and gifts given from these funds.

Ways to Showcase Superstar Faculty

Encouraging faculty to tweet, blog and use other forms of social media is an excellent way to promote their teaching and research while also increasing the visibility of their institution.

A How-to for Volunteer Engagement

Alumni worldwide are requesting more services from their alma maters while colleges and universities are coping with shrinking budgets and staffing levels. What’s an overstretched institution to do?

Inside CASE
CASE Board Reviews Future of Organization, Other Topics at Board Meeting

The CASE Board of Trustees, in its meeting Nov. 13 and 14 at the CASE Washington, D.C., headquarters, discussed the future direction of the organization as it prepares to celebrate its 40th anniversary, and addressed several current operational topics.

CASE, Carnegie Name 2013 U.S. Professors of the Year

Professors from Metropolitan State University of Denver, Sinclair Community College, University of Colorado at Boulder and Creighton University were recognized as the 2013 U.S. Professors of the Year during a luncheon and awards ceremony Nov. 14 in Washington, D.C. In addition, 36 professors from institutions around the country were recognized as state winners.

CASE Launches Member Communities

CASE has launched new member communities.

Ghana Conference Attracts Delegates from 31 Institutions, Eight Countries

Interest in educational advancement is growing significantly at institutions in sub-Sahara Africa, say two faculty members who presented at a recent CASE conference in Accra, Ghana.

Participate in CASE Survey of Educational Fundraising Campaigns

Dec. 2 is the deadline to participate in CASE’s biennial survey of fundraising campaigns at colleges, universities and independent schools in the United States and Canada.

Sign up for the CASE International Schools Benchmarking Survey

Schools are encouraged to sign up for the International Schools Benchmarking Survey, which closes 6 December 2013.

Check Out New Features, Resources Online

CASE continues to add new resources and content to keep the website and its social media presence fresh and relevant to members.

Ross-CASE Survey Open through 15 January 2014

Higher education institutions in the UK are encouraged to participate in the Ross-CASE survey. The deadline for responses is 15 January 2014.

Webinar Provides Tips on Completing Ross-CASE Survey

Institutions are invited to join a free webinar from 2 to 4 p.m. (BST), 4 December, to learn practical advice on how to complete the revised Ross-CASE survey.

CASE Researching Alumni Engagement in Southeast Asia for the British Council

CASE is conducting a study on alumni engagement in Southeast Asia for the British Council and the UK government's Foreign & Commonwealth Office through the UK Southeast Asia Knowledge Partnership.

Institutional Leaders, Academics and Faculty Heads Have a Role to Play in Fundraising

CASE Europe is offering a range of events in 2014 to assist senior leaders interested in learning more about fundraising and increasing their active role in the process.

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.

U.S. Federal Relations News
Tax Reform Timeline Slips

House Republican leaders are signaling that they may hold off on the introduction of comprehensive tax reform legislation until early 2014. The delay means that lawmakers will likely not take any legislative action on the charitable deduction in the remainder of 2013.

CASE District News
District I

The early-bird rate for the District I annual conference expires on Nov. 22, 2013. Don't miss your chance to save $80 and confirm your attendance at the January event.

Also, District I presents "Alumni Relations for Different Generations," a breakfast series event on Dec. 6, 2013, at Boston University. Register today.

District II

In less than two months, the annual CASE District II conference will be under way at the Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore. Registration guarantees three days of informative sessions and numerous networking opportunities. As an additional benefit to CASE District II members, the district is offering free professional head shots on Sunday, Feb. 9. Register now for CASE DII New Directions.

District III

There are new deadlines for the District III "Make Waves" conference awards and scholarships. 

District III has extended the deadlines for the awards competition and scholarship applications. Awards competition entries are now due Nov. 29 and scholarship applications are due Dec. 6. Enter today.

And finally, remember to register yourself and your team for the "Make Waves" conference-the early-bird rate of $359 is good until Dec. 6.

District IV

The CASE Accolades competition is now open. District IV institutions have until Jan. 17 to enter their best work in the competition. Visit the CASE District IV website for complete details.

District V

Registration remains open for the 39th annual CASE District V conference, Dec. 15-17, in Chicago. Learn more about the conference at

District VI

Conference early-bird registration ends Dec. 6, District IV service award recipients have been announced, and be sure to connect with the district on its social networks. 

Register today for the CASE VI "POWER UP!" conference, which will be held Jan. 12-14, 2014, in Kansas City. Keynote speakers include the executive producer of the Batman movie series and the general manager for the Kansas City Royals. Learn more about the conference sessions.

District VI also congratulates recipients of its 2013 service awards. These awards are given to recognize outstanding leadership and service in support of education. The following recipients will be recognized at the CASE VI conference:

  • Volunteer of the Year Award - Judith A. Kuergeleis Schmuck, William Woods University
  • Virginia Carter Smith Recognition Award - Paul Kincaid, Missouri State University
  • The Rising Star Award - Mark Versen, Colorado College
  • Chief Executive Leader Award - David L. Chicoine, President, South Dakota State University
  • Distinguished Service Award - Mary Feller, Craig Hospital Foundation

And, CASE District VI has stepped up its social media efforts to provide for even more opportunities to network virtually and learn about current trends affecting our profession. Check out district activities on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

District VII

Fight Rust: Keep your skills sharp—and network with local colleagues—at an economical, educational, and enjoyable District VII workshop. Spring 2014 features half-day or one-day workshops in Northern California, Southern California, and Utah. Save the dates, and don't miss out!

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Cristhian Mestre

Cristhian Mestre is associate director of the alumni office at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain.

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