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October 2007
Volume 5 Issue 10

Research and News of Note
Students Not a Captive Audience for College Web Sites

A recent survey of more than 1,000 U.S. high school seniors found that students are getting their information about prospective colleges and universities from many Internet sources-and not primarily through campus Web sites.

New Donors More Demanding, Discerning

Today's donor is a different breed-wealthier, more engaged, more discerning and more in control-than were 20th century philanthropists, a new report says.

CASE Campaign Report Parses Latest Fundraising Statistics

Educational fundraising campaigns are increasing in length and size, and the 2006 CASE Campaign Report lays out the facts underlying the trend.

Alumni Relations and Student Affairs Should Work Together, Expert Says

Colleges and universities can build lifelong relationships with their students by breaking down barriers that divide student affairs and alumni relations, says Jason Simon, who presented his findings at a CASE online speaker series conference.

Inside CASE
Asia-Pacific, Mexico Listservs Up and Running

CASE has launched two new listservs-CASE-Asia-Pacific-L and CASEMexico-L.

Group Wraps Up Review of Campaign Standards

A working group looking at the CASE Management and Reporting Standards as they apply to capital campaigns has completed deliberations and is preparing recommendations for input from the CASE Commission on Philanthropy, Board of Trustees, and membership.

2007-2008 CASE Membership Directory Now Available

The 2007-2008 CASE Membership Directory, which includes up-to-date listings of institutional and professional members, an overview of CASE and membership benefits, and Yellow Pages listings of companies that affiliate with CASE as educational partners, is now available.

In Search of Volunteer Leadership

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

Events Launch CASE Asia-Pacific

More than 600 people attended workshops, receptions and other events held in September to mark the launch of CASE's new Asia-Pacific office.

U.S. Federal Relations News
Committee Looks at Hedge Funds and Endowment Payouts

The U.S. Senate Committee on Finance held a Sept. 26 hearing that included testimony questioning endowment investments in off-shore hedge funds and suggesting mandatory payout requirements for endowments that support universities.

990 Revisions Recommended

Comments on the proposed revision of the 990 form for tax-exempt organizations were due to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service in mid-September.

New Rules on Lobbying Limit Gifts, Meals and Travel

The American Council on Education has issued a paper on recently amended rules on lobbying and disclosure that outlines their major impact on colleges, universities and higher education groups.

Conference Focuses on High-Impact Government Relations

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

CASE District News

District II is planning its 2008 conference, "Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes," scheduled 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.

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 announce 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 conference will be held Dec. 2-5 at the Mirage Hotel and Casino. Sessions will offer community college-specific guidance on advancement trends, capital campaigns, donor cultivation, and alumni engagement. Conference highlights also include opening keynote speaker Terrell "Terry" Jones, founder of, and CASE President John Lippincott. The robust, high-energy program focuses on key issues of leadership, ethics and brand management.

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