Brent Waugh, Assistant Vice President, Philanthropic Engagement and Campaign Communications at the Washington State University Foundation, serves as chair for the 2023 CASE District VIII Annual Conference (Feb. 8–10 in Bellevue, Washington). It’s his first time taking on such a high-level volunteer role for CASE, and he says he’s thrilled the conference was sold out by the first week in January. He attributes this to “really solid, timely programming thanks to our incredible program and opportunity and inclusion chairs, as well as the entire conference leadership committee. I also think this shows how ready people are to be back to in-person networking with their colleagues.”
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education launches the Executive Advisors Program, an initiative that supports the hiring and retention of advancement executives with diverse lived experiences. Led by CASE’s Opportunity and Inclusion Center (OIC), the program offers experienced leaders the opportunity to receive counsel from executive advisors who also come from diverse experiences.
New approaches take fundraising campaigns and appeals to new levels
The 2022 Circle of Excellence Award-winning fundraising campaigns took creativity to a new level, using ingenuity to create targeted campaigns, events, annual giving appeals, and more that engaged audiences. Here's what made these projects effective.
Introducing CASE Insights: a new name and a new way to more easily access the free data, standards, and research benefits available to all CASE members. Through CASE Insights’s data, standards, and research, members will be better able to make data-driven decisions, demonstrate strategic impact, highlight success stories, and define ethical practices of the advancement profession.
How five Circle of Excellence Award winners used nostalgia to engage, educate, and inspire their alumni, students, and communities
Institutions’ Circle of Excellence Award-winning projects used nostalgia to engage alumni in fun, new ways. Explore how advancement teams broadly balance looking back and looking forward, why nostalgia works well to engage alumni, and what takeaways advancement teams can apply to their own work.
Catching Up With CASE Europe’s New Co-Executive Directors
As the new Co-Executive Directors for CASE Europe, Caroline Davis and Pamela Agar are leading CASE’s strategy and activities across Europe. They joined CASE’s London team in November 2022. Here, speaking at the September 2022 CASE Europe Annual Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, they shared more about their job-share and plans for supporting advancement professionals globally.
Stanford makes space for healing and humanity with a creative pandemic memorial
Stanford University’s School of Medicine remembered lives lost to COVID with the award-winning “Apart-Together Remembrance" memorial sculpture that brought together people across disciplines and across campus.
Volunteer Circle of Excellence judges share their thoughts on winning projects from teams of ten or fewer
Teams of ten or fewer made a difference with selfies, a homemade crepe station, Journey Boxes, a new web landing page, and more. Here’s what COE judges had to say about small shops winners with big impact.