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September 2009
Volume 7 Issue 9

Research and News of Note
Study: End of Recession to Trigger Increased Demand for Higher Education

As economies worldwide move out of the recession, demand for a tertiary or higher education will be higher than ever.

More U.S. Hispanic High School Grads Seek College

A recent Bloomberg article reports that more Hispanic high school graduates in the United States are planning to go to college.

Power of Women Donors Grows

More women control more wealth in the United States than ever before, and unlike their predecessors, they are more likely to support causes supporting women and girls.

Canadian Institutions Look Abroad to Slow Growth at Home

Faced with declining undergraduate enrollment, more universities in Canada are stepping up marketing and communications initiatives and expanding recruitment efforts abroad.

Shock of Ages: Generational Culture Clashes in the Advancement Office

Is your office roiled by the generational wars? “Generation Vexed,” the October 2009 cover story in CURRENTS, offers dispatches from the front lines of workplace skirmishes.

Inside CASE
VSE Survey Seeks Submissions for Fiscal Year 2009 Survey

The Voluntary Support of Education survey for fiscal year 2009 is now open.

CASE to Launch International Schools Survey

CASE is launching a benchmarking survey for international schools development offices that will help them compare their activities with those of their peers.

Share Favorite City, Travel Tips with Colleagues

CASE members who live in cities that are major travel destinations or who are frequent travelers to major cities are invited to contribute to the newly launched CASE City Guides collection.

CASE Offers New Scholars Program for C&M Professionals in North America

CASE has partnered with SimpsonScarborough to offer a scholars program for communications and marketing practitioners who are new to educational advancement.

Nominees Sought for CASE Independent Schools Awards

Oct. 16 marks the deadline to submit nominations for the CASE Independent Schools Awards.

CASE Kicks Off 2009-10 OSS Schedule

The CASE Online Speaker Series launches its fall season this month with a few new twists to its schedule.

CASE Begins White Paper Initiative

With the publication of “Click Here to Donate: Results of the CASE Survey of Online Fundraising, 2009,” CASE has launched a new white paper initiative designed especially for senior advancement professionals.

Students, Advisers Talk Advancement at CASE ASAP Conference

More than 450 students and advisers from 73 institutions across the United States and Canada learned best practices in advancement, recognized outstanding student programs and honored achievements by student leaders last month during the 36th annual CASE ASAP convention in Baltimore, Md.

CASE Announces Virginia Carter Smith Scholarship Winners

CASE has named its 2009-2010 Virginia Carter Smith Scholarship winners.

Registration Deadline Nears for CASE Asia-Pacific Institute

There's still time to register for the CASE Asia-Pacific Institute in Educational Fundraising, which takes place Oct. 26-30, at the Melbourne Business School Executive Education Campus in Mt. Eliza, Australia.

Alumni Relations Best Practices Discussed in Liverpool

Alumni relations practitioners from five countries recently met in Liverpool to discuss volunteer management and the links between alumni relations and fundraising as part of an innovative program that explores best practices across Europe.

CASE Asia-Pacific is on Twitter

CASE Asia-Pacific is now on Twitter.

Survey to Chart Alumni Relations Progress for Europe, Asia-Pacific Institutions

Oct. 31 is the deadline to participate in the annual International CASE Alumni Relations Survey.

U.K. Matched Funding Scheme News
CASE Europe to Offer Online Seminars

Beginning next month, CASE Europe will launch the first of a series of online seminars.

Matched Funding Scheme Expands to Wales

CASE Europe will provide fundraising training and support to Welsh institutions through the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales following the launch last month of a matched funding scheme by the Welsh government.

New CASE Europe Graduate Trainees Begin Program

CASE Europe recently selected six recipients from more than 800 applicants to be the first participants in its graduate trainee programme aimed at increasing the number of fundraising professionals in higher education.

U.S. Federal Relations News
Senate May Avoid Itemized Deduction Cap in Health Bill

As Congress prepares to move forward on healthcare reform, it appears that the Senate Finance Committee is steering clear of proposals limiting the value of itemized deductions to cover the costs of the reform effort.

CASE District News

District I reports that there are only two weeks left to enter its 2010 communication awards or to nominate a star colleague for a 2010 distinguished service/recognition award.

Sept. 17 is the early-bird deadline for the communication awards; Sept. 30 is the regular deadline for both award programs. A nomination application and award entry form, plus instructions, are available online. Take the time today to honor a colleague and celebrate the hard work that goes into your communications and publications.

It's also time now to register for the district's annual conference, which takes place Jan. 28 and 29 in Boston. Please note that scholarships are available for new professionals hoping to attend the conference (Apply today—the application deadline is Nov. 30).

District V reports that details about its 35th annual conference, "Great City. Great Lake. Great Conference," are now available online and registration is open.

Also, Oct. 15 is the deadline for Newcomer Fellowships and Student Scholarships for the CASE V conference. And a team of advancement leaders will help brainstorm on tools and strategies for success in a challenged economy during this fall's I-CASE workshop. The Indiana advancement professionals will meet Friday, Nov. 6, in Indianapolis; any member of Disctrict V may attend. See the District Web site for details.

This is a busy time for District VI, which has a number of scholarship application and nomination deadlines coming up fast.

  • Conference scholarships-The district will fund up to 12 scholarships for the 2010 conference. The application deadline for all scholarships is Oct. 2. The scholarships will cover conference registration ($350), awards dinner ($25), New Professionals/Emerging Leaders track ($75), and a travel stipend for recipients from outside the host city ($400 maximum).
  • Advancing Diversity Scholarships-CASE District VI invites each educational institution in the district to nominate up to three individuals for the Advancing Diversity Scholarship. A selection committee will review all applicants and select up to five individuals. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of their education, experience and career goals.
  • New Professional and Emerging Student scholarships-New professionals and students in alumni relations, development, publications, public relations and government relations are encouraged to apply for the 2010 New Professionals and Emerging Student scholarships. More information and application forms are available online.
  • District VI service awards-Find a few minutes to collect nomination materials for an outstanding CASE colleague, volunteer or chief executive leader for recognition by District VI. What better way to honor a volunteer, acknowledge a colleague or showcase a chief executive leader than to nominate him or her for a CASE award? Service award nominations are due Oct. 16.
  • Board nominations-District VI is also seeking nominations for its board, and member input and participation is requested and encouraged. Board nominations are due Sept. 20.
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Andrea Lucard is development director for International Baccalaureate, an international education foundation based in Geneva, Switzerland.

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