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September 2010
Volume 8 Issue 9

Research and News of Note
New Study Says Happy People are More Generous

A new global study finds that happier people are more likely to give money to charity than those who are wealthy.

Educated Youth Key to Economic Growth

Countries with a high proportion of university-educated young people will have a global competitive advantage in the future, according to a new report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Marketing Doesn't Mean Compromising Institutional Values, Speaker Says

Academic institutions that tie their brands to their history and speak in an authentic voice can stay true to their values as they market themselves, said John Fahy, a professor of marketing at the University of Limerick and speaker at the 2010 CASE Europe Annual Conference held recently in Glasgow.

New Data Shows Growth in Women Graduates, Tuition at U.S. Institutions

Women continued to earn more associate's and bachelor's degrees than men in 2008-09, according to a report on postsecondary tuition, fees and degrees from the National Center for Education Statistics.

Panelists Discuss Turning Academics into Media Ambassadors

Strong, trusting relationships between campus experts and media relations officers can lead to high-profile media coverage that benefits the institution, according to panelists speaking at the 2010 CASE Europe Annual Conference.

Report Says Nonprofits Face Tough Climb to Pre-Recession Success

The nonprofit sector continues to face an "incredibly difficult philanthropic environment." That's according to the findings of a new survey.

Institution Leaders Turn to Social Media to Build Bonds with Students

More university and college presidents are starting Facebook pages and Twitter accounts, creating blogs and meeting face-to-face with students to become more visible and create stronger bonds with students, reports the Globe and Mail.

Marketing Expert Reveals Essentials of Branding

Educational institutions no longer have a choice when it comes to crafting and carefully maintaining an effective brand, says marketing expert Robert Moore, who discusses successful branding initiatives in the October issue of CURRENTS.

UK Universities Thank Donors during Donor Pin Week

Several universities across the United Kingdom are working together in an effort to expand an innovative fundraising initiative that uses special lapel pins to inspire giving and thank donors.

Inside CASE
New Research on Women Donors Explored at CASE Conference

Recent research on gender giving indicates that educational fundraisers have an "unparalleled opportunity" to engage women in philanthropy. That's according to Debra Mesch, director of the Women's Philanthropy Institute, who will present data at an Oct. 28-29 conference on the growing influence of women donors.

Alumni Relations Survey Closes 30 September

There is still time to participate in the International CASE Alumni Relations Survey, which closes 30 September. Contact to participate.

Alumni Relations Staff at Smaller Institutions Connect through CARP

Alumni relations professionals at small institutions worldwide are invited to join the Community of Alumni Relations Professionals. The goal of the group is to provide opportunities for networking and benchmarking, according to founder Rick Delgiorno, director of alumni and parent relations at Dickinson College.

VSE Survey Seeks Submissions for Fiscal Year 2010 Survey

The deadline to complete the Voluntary Support of Education survey for fiscal year 2010 is Oct. 1.

CASE Announces Virginia Carter Smith Scholarship Winners

CASE has named its 2010-2011 Virginia Carter Smith Scholarship winners.

Nominate Outstanding Students for Jupiter Fellowship

CASE ASAP is currently accepting applications for the 2010-2011 Clarence J. Jupiter Fellowship program . The deadline for nominations is Oct. 1.

Experts to Discuss Big Picture Issues at Communications & Marketing Conference

There's still time to register to attend in person or online for the 2010 Institute for Senior Communications and Marketing Professionals, featuring sessions on social media, integrated marketing strategies and managing institutional politics.

Nominees Sought for CASE Independent Schools Awards

Oct. 15 marks the deadline to submit nominations for the CASE Independent Schools Awards, which honor individuals, corporations and foundations for their commitment to primary and secondary education.

CASE Europe Recognizes Individuals for Extraordinary Service to Advancement

CASE Europe has announced the recipients of its 2010 Distinguished Service and Leadership Awards and its inaugural Iain More Award.

International Schools Summit Takes Place Next Month in Rome

CASE Europe will hold an international schools summit 21-22 October in Rome. The conference is being hosted by Marymount International School and St. Stephen's School.

Nominate a Colleague for the CASE Commonfund IRF Awards

Recognize the leadership of your foundation colleagues by nominating them for the 2011 CASE Commonfund Institutionally Related Foundation Awards. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Oct. 29.

Students, Advisers Talk Advancement at Annual CASE ASAP Network Convention

Nearly 500 students and advisers from 86 institutions across the United States learned best practices in advancement, recognized outstanding student programs and honored achievements by student leaders last month during the 37th annual CASE ASAP Network Convention in Kansas City, Mo.

U.S. Federal Relations News
Congress Likely to Consider Estate Tax, IRA Rollover after Midterm Elections

With a short work period planned for September and midterm elections on the horizon, lawmakers will likely delay action on the estate tax and an extension of the IRA charitable rollover until after voters go to the polls in November.

CASE Urges HHS to Ensure Regulations Do Not Discourage Grateful Patient Fundraising

In comments submitted on Sept. 13, CASE President John Lippincott urges the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to ensure that new patient privacy regulations enacted under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act do not negatively impact grateful patient fundraising.

Matched Funding Scheme
New Graduates begin Matched Funding Scheme Training Programme

CASE Europe recently selected eight recipients from more than 800 applicants to participate in its graduate training programme aimed at increasing the number of fundraisers in higher education. The interns will train at eight host institutions.

CASE District News
District I

Register for the CASE District I conference today to take advantage of the lowest conference cost available. Early Bird Registration will be available for a limited time only.

District III

District III reports that John Taylor, associate vice chancellor for advancement services at North Carolina State University, will conduct a one-day workshop, "Accountability 101," from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on Monday, Nov. 1, at the Talley Student Center on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. Learn more or register at the district's website.

In other news, CASE Districts III and IV will hold a joint conference Feb. 20-23 in New Orleans. Find out more, and register early and save. CASE District III plans to honor Jack Hawkins Jr., chancellor of Troy University, as the 2011 chief executive leadership award winner during the conference. Visit the website to learn more.

District IV

District IV reports that Karl Miller, Holly Houk Cullen and other District IV representatives on the joint 2011 FUSION Conference met in the host city in August to continue planning.

The website, conference publications and materials were designed by District IV members Brent Passmore and Bruno Ruggiero. Visit and register.

In other news, Antse Antaga Jasmine Steward represented District IV at the annual CASE ASAP conference in Kansas City last month where they connected with ASAP representatives from District III and began to make plans for joint activities at the 2011 FUSION Conference. The plans include an information booth in the exhibit hall as well as a roundtable/session on student alumni chapters.

Brooks Hull, CASE District IV 2012 conference chair, has announced the appointment of Tracy Syler-Jones as program chair for the event. Syler-Jones ia a veteran CASE volunteer.

And finally, kudos go to departing board member Phil Trammel, who went above and beyond the call to help fellow University of Dallas emplyee Keith King during some tough times. Read the Dallas Morning News feature which tells the tale. (You may need to register to read the story; registration is free.)

District VI

CASE VI is currently accepting nominations for 2011-2012 board positions and for individual service awards. The deadline to submit board nominations is Oct. 22, and the deadline to nominate someone for a service award is Sept. 30.

The district is also accepting applications for the Advancing Diversity, New Professional and Emerging Student scholarships. Conference scholarships cover registration, participation in the New Professionals pre-conference events and a travel stipend (for recipients from outside the Kansas City area).

CASE VI is also accepting submissions for institutional awards. The deadline to submit entries is Oct. 22.

Also, The 2011 conference committee is excited to announce several new features for this year:

  • Three preconference sessions - Social Media 101, Advance Social Media and Working with Emerging Constituencies -included in the cost of the conference
  • Longer opening breakout sessions focusing on horizon issues for alumni, development and communications/marketing to allow conference attendees a chance to learn, meet and interact with professionals in their area
  • One day "Deans for Academic Leadership" session for Monday (cost included in the conference fee; $195 for non-conference participants)

And finally, the board is pleased to announce that Sara Wald will be the conference chair for the 2012 conference. Sara is director of Advancement for the College of Pharmacy, Nursing & Allied Sciences at North Dakota State University.

District VIII

District VIII reports that it has a new blog and e-newsletter, which is available on its website.

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