Publications & Products
November 2015
Volume 13 Issue 11

Research and News of Note
Make Mentoring Work at Independent Schools

Mentoring is a major facet of community life at Upper Canada College. Since 2004, the Toronto K-12 school has built a mentoring program that reaches 750 mentors, mentees and participants each year.

White Paper: Tips on Using Social Media for Fundraising Success

A recently released white paper on social media in advancement reports that institutions are increasingly using social media for fundraising.

4 Habits of Highly Effective Magazines

There are three Cs of alumni magazine readership, says Brenda Foster. First, readers scan the cover, then flip to class notes. The third C? Compost.

Inside CASE
CASE Board Approves Bylaw Amendment

The CASE Board of Trustees, at its meeting Nov. 18 and 19 at the CASE Washington, D.C., headquarters, discussed a number of substantive topics regarding CASE’s current operations and future direction.

CASE, Carnegie Name 2015 Professors of the Year

Professors from Oberlin College, Collin College, the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley were recognized as the 2015 U.S. Professors of the Year during a luncheon and awards ceremony Nov. 19 in Washington, D.C.

Call for Volunteer Leaders

CASE is seeking nominations for its board of trustees and three advisory commissions: alumni relations, communications and marketing, and philanthropy.

CASE Launches 2015-2016 Compensation Survey

CASE has recently launched the North American version of its annual compensation survey, which profiles the salaries and benefits of advancement professionals. The deadline to participate in the CASE Compensation Survey is Dec. 7. CASE members who work at colleges, universities or schools in the United States and Canada are eligible to participate in the online, confidential survey. It should take about 10 minutes to complete.

Host a CASE Europe Graduate Trainee

Universities can help the educational fundraising profession by participating in the CASE Europe graduate trainee scheme. Applications to host a graduate trainee are due Dec. 19.

CASE to Hold Workshops in China, Singapore and New Zealand

Several CASE Asia-Pacific master classes are just around the corner, including a class in Beijing delivered in Mandarin, on Nov. 25-27.

Great Idea? Present at 2016 CASE Europe Annual Conference

Have a brilliant idea or a piece of work to share with other advancement professionals? Present it at the next CASE Europe Annual Conference in Brussels, Belgium.

Expert Tips on Growing and Managing Online Communities

CASE published a series of blog posts on community management, highlighting the keynotes at a conference on online communities and community management hosted by Higher Logic, the platform used for CASE Communities. While the conference focused on the association world, the keynotes' ideas were relevant to anyone trying to grow communities online, including CASE member institutions.

Find Solutions and Share Advice on CASE Communities

Joined one of CASE's topical communities yet? The advancement services, alumni relations, communications and marketing, community colleges, fundraising, independent and international schools and institutionally related foundations communities are excellent places to connect with like-minded peers, share details of what you are working on, ask questions of others and learn about the responsibilities and structures at other CASE member institutions.

Green Paper: UK Government on Future of Higher Ed

The UK government has published a green paper on higher education, "Fulfilling Our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice." The paper, published Nov. 12, is available online, and the comment period is open until Jan. 15, 2016.

Complete Ross-CASE Survey By 2 December

There is just one week left to complete this year's Ross-CASE survey. The survey, which measures philanthropic income within the higher education sector, is the best way to benchmark your fundraising against other higher education institutions.

CASE Asia-Pacific Leaders Gather for Networking Forum

Senior managers from Chinese universities gathered in Beijing for a leadership networking forum on Nov. 24, 2015. Attendees heard University of Hong Kong Professor Cheng Kai-Ming speak on the importance of leadership engagement in institutional advancement.

Universities for Europe Surveys for Academics and Alumni

The UK Higher Education International Unit is currently running three surveys to capture the impact of the European Union on education.

Plane Speaking: Blog Post from CASE's Vice President of International Operations

"My first airborne thoughts focused on a life in transition from the outstanding Birkbeck, a college of the University of London, to the exceptional CASE, a global education charity," writes Tricia King.

CASE Europe Twitter Chats Explore Giving, Crisis Communications

Two recent CASE Europe chats offered participants the opportunity to exchange ideas and ask questions.

Professionals Swap Advice at the Bequest and Legacy Forum

Senior development professionals from Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, learned the ins and outs of bequest programs—from fundamentals to best practices—at the Bequest and Legacy Forum, Nov. 24, 2015, in Sydney. The forum was an initiative of the Group of 8 bequest officers group.

CASE District News

District I

District II
  • The early bird gets the worm—or, in this case, a discounted registration rate. Register for the City of Firsts annual conference today.
  • District II is looking for volunteers for its annual conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To volunteer, complete the volunteer interest form.

District III
  • The early bird rate has expired for the District III annual conference, but participants can still register at the group rate of $349 per person when three or more from the same institution register together.
  • Adding lunch to conference registration is simple. The Presidents' Day Lunch and the Opportunity & Inclusion Lunch are $45 each.
  • Donate an auction item to support the District III scholarship program.

District IV

District V
  • Registration for the District V annual conference, Dec. 13-15, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois, is open. There are more than 80 track sessions and two keynote speakers.
  • Book at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Chicago for the annual conference for $148.
  • View the conference schedule, which includes tracks for executives, new professionals and personal development.

District VI
  • Registration for the 2016 CASE VI annual conference, Jan. 24-Jan. 26, 2016, in Kansas City, Missouri is now open. Early bird rates end Dec. 11.
  • Secure a spot for pre-conference sessions for both new and master advancement professionals.
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Brittany M. Weiss serves as assistant director of alumni engagement at Williston Northampton School.

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