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September 2008
Volume 6 Issue 9


Research and News of Note
CASE Survey Shows "Mega-Campaign" Trend Going Strong

The 12th annual CASE Survey of Educational Fundraising Campaigns reveals that mega-campaigns continue to make a strong showing in North America with eight institutions launching $1 billion-plus capital campaigns during the survey period.


Forget Stereotypes when Recruiting Fundraisers

Recruiters say the rise in private fundraising in the United Kingdom is driving demand for fundraisers to levels that require new recruiting approaches.


Newer Digital Tools Bridge Data Divide

The latest constituent relationship management technology is transforming the ability of advancement professionals to capture and analyze information about donors, both on campus and on the road.


Growing Demand for Higher Learning Leads to Funding, Quality Challenges

A new study reports that governments around the world will need to invest more than money to meet the soaring demand for higher education.


New Web Site Highlights Higher Ed Health Efforts

The American Council on Education’s Solutions for Our Future campaign has launched a Solutions for our Health Web site that highlights work being done at U.S. colleges and universities to improve and advance health care.


Inside CASE
CASE Europe Receives Alumni Program Grant

CASE Europe has received a program grant from the European Commission to exchange and promote best practices among alumni organizations based in Spain, Italy, Austria and Germany.


CASE Provides Advice, Crisis Management via Web Site

Hurricanes Ike, Hanna and Gustav have put a number of institutions in crisis mode as they deal with the aftermath of these huge storms.


VSE Survey Seeks Submissions

The Voluntary Support of Education survey for fiscal year 2008 is now open.


CASE 2008 Campaign Survey Reflects New Reporting Standards

The 2008 CASE Survey of Educational Fundraising Campaigns is under way now through Oct. 31. Participants receive a free copy.


Learn How to Grow a Community College Alumni Program

Good data collection and strong communication will nourish and grow an alumni program, regardless of its current size.


CASE Poll Results Show Improved Alumni Turnout

A CASE Quick Poll shows that organizers are pulling in more people to their alumni events this year.


CASE Seeks Applicants for Position in Member Relations

CASE is accepting applicants for the following position: Director of corporate relations.


U.S. Federal Relations News
Payout Requirement for Endowments Debated

Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) heard arguments for and against a mandatory payout requirement for college and university endowments during a Sept. 8 roundtable discussion on Capitol Hill.


New Form 990 Schedule Requested

During the Sept. 8 roundtable discussion on endowments, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) asked the Internal Revenue Service to develop and add a separate Form 990 schedule for colleges and universities.


CASE District News

District II seeks input, ideas and volunteers for its annual district conference,"Charting the Future," set for March 22-24, 2009, in Baltimore, Md.

District III has joined with longtime educational partners to develop one-day "power" workshops this fall. More information and online registration will be posted soon.

District V-Registration is under way for the 34th annual CASE V conference, "Converge. Connect. Chicago." The conference at Chicago's Sheraton Hotel and Towers is Dec. 14-16. Get details and register at the CASE District V Web site.

The conference will feature a workshop for newcomers to advancement and pre-conference sessions on "The Power of the Ask" and "An Annual Giving Tutorial" as well as sessions on alumni boards, alumni associations, generational demographics and a magazine workshop.

District VI is offering scholarship programs for its annual conference, "Exhilarate," set for Jan. 25-27, 2009, in Kansas City, Mo.

  • The Advancing Diversity Program will accept up to 17 applicants to participate in special activities at the conference. CASE District VI invites each educational institution to nominate up to three individuals who are from diverse backgrounds. Applicants are evaluated on education, experience, and career goals and plans. Visit the CASE District VI Web site to download the application. The application deadline is Oct. 3.
  • The New Professional and Emerging Student Scholarship Program covers conference registration fees and provides a travel and housing stipend for recipients who live outside of the conference's host city. More information and application forms are available online. The application deadline is Oct. 3.
  • And remember, District VI service awards provide a great way to honor an outstanding CASE colleague, volunteer or chief executive leader. Service award nominations are due Oct. 10.
Comments and Questions

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Member Profile: David Iyall

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