CASE Multi-Cultural Network
The CASE Multi-Cultural Network was created in 2019 to challenge the Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion (DEI) issues in the Education Advancement sector with the aim to help diversify the sector, ensuring that talented individuals from all backgrounds are attracted and retained.
The Network aligns with CASE’s mission to create a global network of diverse educational advancement professionals – working across Alumni Relations, Communications, Fundraising, Development, Marketing, and Advancement services – who will support, challenge, and inspire one another by sharing experiences, best practices, and resources that help them stay engaged in the sector.
It provides a safe platform for members to connect and exchange insights about trends, lessons learnt, successes and global challenges. Our promise: be an ally and an advocate.
Empower members from diverse lived experiences to excel professionally and move onto next the stages of their career in advancement.
Provide development and learning opportunities to members who wish to deepen and increase their knowledge and understanding of diverse living communities, and the challenges that they are facing in advancement.
To promote a lifelong network and the progression of its members.
To challenge the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion issues in the advancement sector while encouraging best practices and providing guidance.
To showcase and celebrate the successes of individuals in the global and cultural space, in order to inspire and engage members and beyond.
To help raise the group profile and become a key influencer in shaping the CASE advancement talent pipeline.
To create interest and motivate its members to participate in CASE’s activities and initiatives to help diversify the advancement profession through the delivery of the network activities.
Members who are affiliated with a CASE member organisation have access to all CASE’s membership benefits, including access to the CASE Multi-Cultural Network. Please contact Head of Membership, Christina Powis if you would like to confirm the membership status of your organisation or to discuss any other membership query.
Information about the Network's initiatives and activities will be shared via the CASE community platform. If you are interested in being part of the Network and/or if you require further information, please email Talent Programme & Project Manager, Maeva Ofranc.
For support and general queries, please contact: [email protected]
Magda Joshi (she/her), Engagement Manager at Birkbeck, University of London, serves as Co-Chair of CASE Multi-Cultural Network.
Magda is an engagement, events and marketing professional, who is passionate about cross-cultural dialogue and the power of multi-cultural collaborations. In her role as Engagement Manager at Birkbeck, University of London, she shapes and delivers Birkbeck's ambitious Alumni Engagement strategy. She oversees a portfolio of volunteering and other engagement opportunities, aimed at creating meaningful relationships with Birkbeck alumni and friends. Harnessing the community's potential, to both support current students as well as to foster meaningful connections, is at the heart of her team’s work.
Laney Wang (she/her), International Alumni Manager at Newcastle University, serves as Vice-Chair of CASE Multi-Cultural Network.
Laney started working in international education sector in 2013. She completed her masters degree in Marketing in Australia and has work experience in Australia, China and the UK.
Laney now works in the Alumni Relations team as part of Advancement Office in Newcastle university, focusing on international alumni engagement, working closely with alumni from across the globe. With her experience living and working in an international context, working with people from different cultures and backgrounds, she sees the importance and benefits to have talents from a diverse community, learning things from different perspectives. She also sees the struggles and challenges the community faces. She is passionate about providing support to this community and make a positive impact in our professional development.
The Journeys Series showcases advancement professionals’ experiences, with a focus on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) challenges and successes. The aim is to celebrate achievements, inspire other members of the CASE community and share learnings which can encourage better practices.
Contributors will be featured on the Multi-Cultural Network webpage and in relevant CASE communication channels such as CASE Communities, social media platforms, newsletters and/or Currents magazine.
You can read the latest profiles within the Journey Series in the MCN News section below.
Dee Reid, Leeds Beckett University, discusses inclusion
Volunteer with us
Join us as a mentor to support young professionals and newcomers while developing and refining your leadership skills.
If your institution is interested in hosting a CASE graduate and/or intern, email Maeva Ofranc at [email protected].
If you would like to share your knowledge and expertise which align with our mission and objectives, we would love to hear from you! Contact Maeva Ofranc at [email protected].
We welcome speakers from all regions and background. We are committed to providing a collaborative environment that is free of discrimination based on the grounds of race, religion, or political beliefs, ethnic or national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexuality, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Events & Community
Lead a ToGather.
ToGathers are brainstorming and brainwriting sessions for professionals at all stage of their career to take the lead and remain engaged by discussing challenges, solutions, and supporting one another.
These discussions are taking place in a safe zone and therefore will not be recorded. However, highlights will be shared exclusively with the Multi-Cultural Network members.
If you are interested in leading a ToGather session, email Maeva Ofranc at [email protected].
Join our online community.
Membership of the Multi-Cultural Network is open to all CASE members.
Titles and range of duties will vary, but the members are willing to be active in championing DEI within their organisation or involved in promoting Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at any level.
Information from the network will be shared via CASE sharing tools and the CASE Multi-Cultural Network Community.
If you are interested in being part of the CASE Multi-Cultural Network, please email [email protected].
Do you share the same values and would like to know how to support The Network's activities at CASE conferences?
Email Maeva Ofranc to learn how you can get involved.