Publications & Products
November 2017
Volume 15 Issue 11


Research and News of Note
Bridging the Gap

While the 2008 economic decline left many institutions with worried students and disengaged alumni, one liberal arts college saw an opportunity to build a bridge between the two, as reported in the November/December issue of Currents.​


The Crossroads of Gender, Charitableness and Happiness

When women have a say in their households’ spending, more money goes to charity, a new study shows.


A 4-Step Guide to Build Community with Social Media

Everyone loves a good love story—and, as Dartmouth College found, sharing the love can lead to social “likes.”


Inside CASE
CASE Trustees Approve Global Governance Structure at Fall Meeting

In the November meeting in Washington, D.C., the CASE Board of Trustees unanimously approved a new governance design for CASE and authorized the design and implementation phases to begin December 2018 and continue through July 2020.


CASE Responds to Daily Mail Investigation into University Fundraising Campaigns

CASE has responded to an article that questions university fundraising practices in the UK.


Nominations Open for CASE Europe Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 CASE Europe Awards. The CASE Europe Awards celebrate professional excellence and the inspirational individuals making a difference throughout Europe's education community.


Call for Volunteer Leaders

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


Register for the CASE Advancement Conference in the Middle East

The inaugural CASE Advancement Conference in Middle East aims to bring international best practices in alumni relations, fundraising, advancement services, marketing and communications to complement the current approaches in university and school advancement efforts in the Middle East and surrounding regions.


U.S. Federal Relations News November 2017
CASE Announces Support for Universal Charitable Giving Act

On Oct. 5, Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC) introduced the Universal Charitable Giving Act of 2017 (H.R. 3988), legislation that would allow non-itemizing taxpayers to deduct charitable gifts. The bill would limit the deduction for non-itemizers to one-third of the standard deduction threshold.


Now is the Time to Weigh in on Tax Reform

On Oct. 5, Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC) introduced the Universal Charitable Giving Act of 2017 (H.R. 3988), legislation that would allow non-itemizing taxpayers to deduct charitable gifts. The bill would limit the deduction for non-itemizers to one-third of the standard deduction threshold.


CASE District News

District I 

  • Early-bird registration has been extended for the 2018 District I annual conference. Register before Tuesday, Dec. 19, to take advantage of this generous discount.
  • Ten additional scholarships are available to District I members to attend the annual conference (sponsored by Development Guild/DDI). Apply today.
  • The deadline for the 2018 Achievement and Recognition Awards is approaching! Nominate a deserving colleague or volunteer by Friday, Dec. 15, 2017.

District II

District III

  • The group rate for District III’s annual conference (Feb. 11-14, 2018, at Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta) is available until Jan. 8, 2018. The group rate applies when three or more from the same institution register together. Register now.
  • Conference attendees can customize their special event experience by completing this form.
  • Get involved with District III. There are several ways to volunteer, such as serving as a conference speaker, judge, moderator or mentor. There's an opportunity for everyone. Learn more.

District V 

District VI

  • Registration is open for the CASE VI annual conference on Jan. 28-30, 2018, in St. Louis.
  • Nominations are being accepted for the CASE VI Board of Directors.

District VII

  • Join District VII for Connect West, Feb. 28-Mar. 3, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco. Take advantage of early-bird registration through Dec. 15. Keynote speakers include:
    • Mike Robbins, TEDx phenom and author who teaches people how to infuse their lives with authenticity and appreciation;
    • John Battelle, entrepreneur, journalist and author who founded Wired Magazine, and;
    • Guy Kawasaki, brand evangelist. (Bonus trivia: These three speakers are all alumni from CASE District VII institutions!)

District VIII

  • Apply now for a CASE District VIII Opportunity & Inclusion Scholarship to attend the 2018 district conference in Seattle.
Comments and Questions

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