Talent Management Funds
Talent Management Fund
This includes broadening the pathways by which professionals can enter these fields and providing these professionals with robust offerings that will enable them to grow and excel. We continue to convene committed professionals from across the globe to share, network, inspire, and introduce lifelong mentors and peers. As part of this effort, CASE remains committed to increasing and diversifying the advancement profession. CASE’s career growth programs include the Advancement Internship Program, the Fundraising Residency Program for gradates and postgrads who are seeking a career in frontline fundraising, as well as a Talent Development Program for current advancement professionals who are seeking to develop their fundraising skills.
Advancement Internship Program
This eight-week paid summer internship program introduces current students and recent graduates to careers in advancement while diversifying the pipeline of potential candidates. Many Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) that would greatly benefit from the program do not have the resources to participate in the program. A fund has been created to allow the MSIs to serve as a host institution for an intern, thereby increasing the fundraising capacity of the institutions while also strategically diversifying the advancement profession.
CASE North America Fundraising Residency Program
This 50-week residency helps to identify and develop high-caliber fundraising professionals and diversify the advancement profession within educational institutions. As the host institutions must provide an entry-level salary to the resident, many institutions cannot afford to participate. A fund has been formed to enable more institutions, particularly Minority Serving Institutions and community colleges, to participate and diversify their advancement professional staff. The fund will help to pay the salary of the graduate resident.
Michael Kiser Scholarship
The Michael Kiser Scholarship provides the opportunity for a promising new professional to attend the Summer Institute for Communications and Marketing, CASE's flagship training program for newcomers to the communications and marketing field.
The scholarship provides full conference registration (which includes lodging and most meals) and reimbursement of up to $500 in travel expenses for the Summer Institute for Communications and Marketing.
Virginia Carter Smith Scholarship
Through the Virginia Carter Smith Scholarship program, CASE grants scholarships each year to cover registration fees for select CASE conferences for individuals new to the profession who demonstrate considerable promise and potential as educational advancement professionals.