Championing Advancement: Dispatch from 2027
Dispatch from a CASE member. . .
in June 2027
It is June 2027. You have successfully served as a change agent at your institution for the past five years, collaborating with your colleagues across the institution and driving strategic goals affirming your institution’s pivotal place in the community well into the 2030s. You have led your team effectively and directed remarkable success in your portfolio. Moreover, you have served as a trusted partner across your institution’s executive leadership team.
Your institution has built greater financial stability; the student pipeline is well articulated and strategically approached; a diverse array of constituents are engaged and stewarded in a consistent manner that helps them feel personally connected to the mission, values, and progress of the institution; fundraising goals are regularly met, revisited, honed, and achieved again; members of the community—including government officials—are engaging more with the powerful role your institution plays in advancing education and transforming lives and society.
Looking back over these years, what do you say to others about how CASE supported you in leading your institution’s success? Why did you insist, year after year, on renewing your CASE membership and increasing your budget allocation to CASE?
You can give three reasons:
Because CASE provided you with the network, perspective, and tangible support that led to more philanthropic support for, students enrolled in, and stakeholders engaged with your institution.
Because CASE provided you with the standards, principles of practice, context, understanding, and connections to be a strategic partner with your institution’s leadership, external constituencies, and staff.
Because CASE helped you map your team to CASE’s Career Journey Framework, enabling you to ensure that everyone at your institution who is tasked with championing its success can access a professional curriculum that will elevate their knowledge and root them in globally tested, regionally specific skills and tools.
CASE has been your professional home and more: It has enabled you to thoughtfully strengthen advancement across your institution to help achieve your mission. CASE has been the go-to resource as you helped your institutional colleagues understand the purpose, role, and vitality of the work that you and your team do every day to secure the institution’s brand position, robust enrollment, thoughtful philanthropic support, and quantifiable good will among its key stakeholders.