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Benchmarking Alumni Relations in Community Colleges: Findings from a 2015 CASE Survey

The Benchmarking Alumni Relations in Community Colleges white paper features key data on alumni relations programs at community colleges across the United States. The paper compares results from 2015 and 2012 across such areas as the structure, operations and budget for alumni relations, alumni data collection and management, alumni communications and engagement strategy, as well as fundraising activities with alumni.

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Results from the 2014 CASE Survey of Community College Foundations

Based on a landmark survey of 122 North American community college foundations, this white paper documents staffing and budget patterns, foundation board governance structures, fundraising and capital campaign activities (including major gifts and endowments), and donor communication practices.

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Benchmarking Alumni Relations in Community Colleges: Findings from a 2012 CASE Survey

This white paper summarizes the results of a groundbreaking survey on alumni relations programs at community colleges across the United States and Canada. The purpose of the survey was to help community college staff members benchmark their experiences and programs in alumni relations with their peers. The survey was conducted by the CASE research office in conjunction with CASE's Center for Community College Advancement.

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Community College Foundations: An Analysis of a Survey Conducted by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education

This white paper on the structure and staffing of community college foundations reports on the results of a CASE survey conducted in 2010. The survey asked community college foundation leaders to respond to questions about board and governance, staffing, alumni relations, budget/funding, fundraising/private support, campaigns, major gifts, endowment and donor outreach.

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CASE Reports

2012 Community College Alumni Relations Programs Survey Report

How do institutions define "alumni"? What staff and budget resources do colleges have for alumni relations?

In June 2012, CASE fielded a survey about community college alumni relations programs. A total of 133 usable responses were collected from a broad range of demographic profiles reflecting enrollment size, geographic area and alumni base. Topics included alumni program staff and budget resources, data collection and management, communications and strategy, solicitation and fundraising, governance and alumni associations. Findings were presented at the inaugural 2012 CASE Conference for Community College Advancement and are reflected in the presentation below. In addition, a white paper will be released in January 2013.

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Community College CEO/Chief Development Officer Survey Report

Do community college presidents believe they're getting adequate support from chief fundraisers? Do fundraisers believe that their CEOs understand their roles in fundraising success?

In summer 2012, CASE conducted parallel surveys of community college CEOs and chief development officers to gather their perspectives on their roles and relationship. Findings were presented at the inaugural 2012 CASE Conference for Community College Advancement and are reflected in the presentation below. The surveys can still be used by CEOs and chief development officers as a basis for conversation about ways they can work together most effectively to raise private support for their institution. For example, the president and chief development officer might each download and take the appropriate survey below, compare their results to the broader findings, identify areas of mutual agreement, explore opportunities for improvement and grow understanding of each other’s role.

Download Mind the Gap: Perspectives on the Partnership of the Community College CEO and Chief Development Officer (presentation)

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Results of the 2012 CASE Compensation Survey: Community College Respondents

The 2012 Community College Compensation Report summarizes the results of CASE's most recent compensation survey just for community college respondents. The 42-page report contains data from 146 individuals employed at North American community colleges. The 2012 results provide a comprehensive view of compensation practices to help identify patterns across the profession. Community college salary data is broken down by criteria such as discipline/primary function, enrollment size, supervisory level and tenure.

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