Publications & Products
September 2011
Volume 1, Issue 3

Community College Advancement News

Fundraising 101

Community colleges looking to spark a culture of advancement on their campuses need look no further than the classroom. Several two-year institutions have reaped the benefits of teaching their students, faculty and staff the ins and outs of fundraising. Read more...

Noteworthy Former Community College Students

When Business Insider last month published its list of "the most famous community college students of all time," it created an opportunity for community colleges to showcase their vast reach as well as their accomplished former students. Read more...

Community College Reps Join CASE Board

Two of the 12 newly elected members of the CASE Board of Trustees work for community colleges. The 30-member board sets CASE policies, approves the annual budget and ensures sound management of the organization. Read more...

Welcome to CASE

These community colleges and foundations have become CASE members since July 1:

  • Eastern Maine Community College
  • The Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges (California)
  • Mohave Community College Foundation (Arizona)
  • Pierpont Community & Technical College (West Virginia)
  • Southern State Community College (Ohio)
  • Southwestern College (California)

Share Your Celebrations

Did your school recently mark a milestone anniversary? Share what you did with CASE so others can learn from your experience. Send us your plans, timelines, web pages or related materials for posting in the Samples section. Contact Paul Heaton for more.

In the News

Colleges Celebrate Their Milestone Anniversaries
(Community College Times)

A look at how several schools have marked significant milestones. Read more...

Community Helps College Celebrate Its 100 Years
(Community College Times)

Fresno City College was the first two-year college to open its doors in California and the second in the nation. In 2010, the college celebrated its centennial with pomp and circumstance on a shoestring budget. Read more...

California Colleges Create $67.7 Million Scholarship Endowment
(Network of California Community College Foundations)

The California Community Colleges Scholarship Endowment is the largest system-wide community endowment in America and will offer support to nearly 3,400 students every year. Read more...

The Importance of Fundraising Experience
(Chronicle of Philanthropy)

Ivy Tech-the 200,00-student, statewide community college in Indiana-is seeing fundraising success by hiring more fundraisers. Read more...

Few Charities Raising Big Amounts Via Social Media
(Chronicle of Philanthropy)

Fewer than 3 percent of the 11,196 nonprofit groups that responded to the Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark survey said that they raised more than $10,000 on Facebook in 2010. Read more...

Corporate Partnerships: Lynchpin for Many College Programs
(Community College Times)

For community colleges facing tight budgets, corporate partnerships are more important than ever in supporting ongoing instructional programs and new initiatives. Read more...

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The VSE: An Invauable Tool for Assessing Your Community College's Fundraising Efforts

Sept. 21, 2011
Free Online Webinar
2-3 p.m. EDT

The Voluntary Support of Education survey is considered by many to be the authoritative national source of information on private giving to higher education. This free CASE webinar will provide an introduction to the survey, show some of the many ways community college advancement professionals can use data from it, and provide guidance on completing the instrument.

Mobilizing a Volunteer Team for Your Community College Annual Fund Campaign

Oct. 4, 2011
2-3 p.m. EDT
$125 members/$175 nonmembers

How can a small shop run a robust annual fund appeal with a budget of less than $250? Learn how the Los Rios Community College District mobilized a group of volunteers to conduct a successful ($40,000 in two weeks) and fun annual campaign blitz. Get step-by-step advice and tips ... and realize the value of investing your time in volunteers.

The Power of Legacy and Planned Gifts: How Nonprofits and Donors Work Together to Change the World

Small or mid-sized institutions that have thought about starting a legacy or planned giving program can find themselves stalled by certain assumptions. The Power of Legacy and Planned Gifts addresses these fears and assumptions and presents a simple, multi-stage process to help institutions undertake a planned giving effort.

More Community College Resources
See the full list of CASE resources for community colleges.