Make the CASE to Register
Thank you for your interest in the CASE Conference for Community College Advancement. The CCCA is the premier event for community college advancement professionals.
Sometimes it is not up to you to decide if you can register. Aside from financial considerations, professional development training could conflict with your work responsibilities.
The tips and sample justification letter below are intended to help you justify to your supervisor why you should register.
4 Tips to Help Make the CASE
Emphasize the specific topics and skills you would like to strengthen or develop. Connect the projects you are working on and areas you are trying to develop with specific presentations. If you have participated in a CASE educational event before, highlight how the program benefited your work.
Show that you are conscious of the budget and will take advantage of the early registration rate.
Identify colleagues from your institution who would benefit from attending.
Offer to take detailed notes and prepare and deliver a short presentation for colleagues. That way others in your organization will benefit from your participation.
Sample Justification Letter
Copy, paste, and customize this sample justification letter and deliver it to your supervisor to make the CASE to attend.
Dear [Supervisor’s Name],
I would like to represent [Name of Organization] at the CASE Conference for Community College Advancement (CCCA), Oct. 4-6, in Palm Springs.
Hosted by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the CCCA is the premier conference for community college advancement professionals. It brings together hundreds of community college advancement professionals to share successful strategies in fundraising, friendraising, marketing and communications, leadership/management, alumni relations, and advancement services.
I am particularly interested in attending [SPECIFIC TOPICS/SESSIONS] which I think will help us [APPLY TO YOUR WORK].
My registration will cost [AMOUNT]. I will ensure my duties are covered while I’m participating and will take detailed notes for our team.
The opportunity for me to learn and network with community college colleagues makes my attendance at the CCCA a wise investment. My participation will not only enhance my professional development and network, but also keep our institution well connected and versed within the community college community.
Please contact me to discuss my attendance further. You can learn more about the conference at case.org/ccca.
Thank you for your consideration.