CASE Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Survey
CASE has launched the first UK Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Survey (DEI&B), to better understand the diversity of the advancement sector and whether it truly reflects the strategic values of the institutions and the communities we serve.
In order to create a baseline for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEI&B) data in the advancement sector in the United Kingdom, CASE has taken the first step by way of this survey. We expect this to be the first of many surveys over the next years.
This survey (CASE UK DEI&B Survey) provides an opportunity for everyone working in advancement to share anonymously their experiences working in the sector. We'll provide a snapshot of the sector as it is today that we can use as a baseline for comparison in the future and hopefully measure progress in order to be able to do this we need as many people as possible to take part in the survey, so the results are robust and accurate.
In this first instance, the focus of the DEI&B survey is mainly on ethnic/race diversity. We expect that future iterations would expand to include/focus on other aspects of diversity.
Your participation is key.
By taking part in this survey, you will help to:
- contribute to accurate and relevant data (that will ultimately lead to creating trend data) available about the sector
- help inform how CASE and member institutions can build relevant and effective programmes to increase diversity in the advancement community
- help to train advancement leaders to create better DEI&B provisions within their teams and the overall sector.
The survey will help the sector:
- better understand the current state of DEI&B in the United Kingdom,
- monitor the progression of underrepresented staff into leadership positions, and
- make strategic decisions (based on data) about the future direction of DEI&B programming within your own institution/organisation
The survey is anonymous and is being administered by way of a generic survey link. Only CASE staff working with the survey will have access to submitted data. CASE will only report aggregate level data after analysis and will not identify any individual respondent from this survey (i.e., your identity will be kept anonymous).
The survey remains open until 23:59 (BST) on Tuesday, 26 October 2021.
Have a question? Get in touch with Divya Krishnaswamy, Senior Research Analyst, CASE.
Meet the Committee
Sam's first foray into fundraising came whilst a final year undergraduate at Warwick as a caller for their first-ever telephone campaign in 1997. Following graduation, she spent two years managing telephone campaigns at 22 institutions (universities and schools) as a consultant. She then returned to Warwick full-time to run their campaigns and later became responsible for all other annual giving activities (direct mail, legacies, e-fundraising and stewardship). Before she left Warwick, she also took on responsibility for development services and helped introduce a leadership giving circle for the university.
Since 2008, Sam has led philanthropy and alumni engagement at the University of Brighton, having arrived tasked with establishing a sustainable development operation from scratch and embedding a culture of philanthropy amongst the alumni community. Her recruitment coincided with the start of the government's matched funding initiative which provided an excellent springboard from which to push forwards the fundraising and alumni engagement agenda. The department has enjoyed significant success on a number of fronts since its establishment almost 9 years ago, including receiving a national award from CASE in June 2011 for fundraising progress and building an alumni community from 20,000 to now 150,000 globally.
Mark has spent over 33 years in Marketing and Customer Relationship Management in a variety of high-profile private and public sector organisations worldwide.
In his early years he was Marketing Director for Principality Building Society in Wales and Head of Customer Management for Royal & Sun Alliance (responsible for leading Customer Management for the launch of MORETH>N), before running his own CRM consultancy, helping over 30 companies worldwide to develop effective customer management practices.
He was instrumental in setting up Confused.com, before taking up a senior interim management career with organisations such as Open University, Royal Bank of Scotland Plc, Yell Group Plc, British Airways and Barnardos.
Latterly he has been Director of Marketing, Communications and Student Recruitment for City University London, the University of West London and Director of External Affairs for the University of Bradford, where he led a multi-award winning team. He was recently appointed as Interim Director of Marketing, Recruitment and International at Swansea University.
He is Vice-Chair of the Universities Marketing Forum, as we as being a Board Member of Leeds City College, Bradford UNESCO City of Film and the Bradford Literature Festival. He is a campaigner for equality, diversity and inclusion and is an ambassador for AWLO (African Women in Leadership Organisation) and the White Ribbon campaign.
Kenon is Head of Digital Marketing at Swansea University. He has held digital and recruitment roles in the International Development Office and has a keen interest in all things digital and content marketing, and how digital tools impacts on organisational culture and behaviour.
As a music graduate, Kenon has previously worked in the Arts sector and was involved in a number of widening participation arts projects and outreach work to help diversify participation in the arts.
Born and raised in the Welsh Valleys, he is 1st generation Chinese and was involved in the Race Equality Charter assessment team at Swansea. Kenon was also the inaugural recipient of the CASE Europe Emerging Marketing and Communication Professional Award.
Ben joined LSE in February 2018. Ben serves as a member of LSE’s senior management team, has strategic oversight for philanthropy, alumni engagement, corporate engagement, international strategy and global academic partnerships. Ben leads on the most significant philanthropic opportunities and directs the School’s major philanthropy campaign in support of LSE 2030, travelling extensively overseas. Ben is also a senior inclusivity champion for the School.
Outside of LSE, Ben is a Board member for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE Europe) and is a member of the Pitt Rivers Museum Advisory Board. Prior to LSE, Ben worked at Oxford University for 8 years, overseeing the University’s fundraising teams, where the Oxford Thinking Campaign grew from £800m to £2.7bn. Prior to Oxford, Ben spent ten years at Warwick University, initially in international marketing and recruitment, and then overseeing philanthropy, alumni and corporate engagement at Warwick Business School and serving the wider University leading on international philanthropy in East Asia. Having secured a scholarship to attend a private secondary school, and having received funding for undergraduate and graduate study, Ben is a passionate advocate of social mobility and the role of education for the betterment of society.
Dee Reid joined Leeds Beckett University as Director of External Relations in September 2017 where she leads internal and external communication, public affairs, alumni, events and partnerships, brand and creative and university marketing services. She has over 20 years’ experience in strategic communications, working in senior roles in local government, education, the NHS and the private sector. Before joining Leeds Beckett, she was Head of Communications and Marketing at Leeds City Council, leading communications for the UK’s third largest city and prior to that, Head of Communications for Education Leeds, providing support for the city’s 265 schools. Dee is a trustee and chair of East Street Arts, an award winning national and international arts charity, supporting artists through their development programme and by providing space as the largest studio holder outside of London.
Liz Reilly is director of Philanthropy and Donor Relations at the University of Edinburgh; she joined the team in January 2015. Reilly moved from Seattle, where she was director of Development for Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, a health care provider serving patients in 30 clinics across three states. Reilly has also been a campaign director, a fundraising consultant, and a Peace Corps Volunteer teaching at a secondary school in Malawi.