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Asia-Pacific Institutions Report Record Growth in Donors, Giving

Colleges and universities in Australia and New Zealand are investing more in fundraising and alumni engagement operations, according to the results of a CASE survey.

The Charitable Giving to Universities in Australia and New Zealand Survey report reveals that surveyed institutions increased their overall investment in fundraising and alumni relations by 11 percent and 15 percent, respectively, in 2016 over 2015.

These institutions also increased fundraising staff from 418 in 2015 to 450 in 2016, an increase of 8 percent. Alumni relations staff numbers grew slightly, from 247 in 2015 to 252 in 2016.

Sue Cunningham, president and CEO of CASE, says the report is a testament to the good work of those working to advance education and to the donors whose support is making possible educational opportunities that transform lives.

"Philanthropic engagement and support offer significant opportunities for the sector to develop and strengthen university teaching and research," says Cunningham. "It is critical that we can track and analyze the outcomes in order to celebrate success, acknowledge the remarkable generosity of those who have invested, and transform insights and learning into best practices for the broader educational community."

The full report is now available for review.

This article is from the September 2017 BriefCASE issue of BriefCASE.