CASE Insights on Advancement Metrics that Matter (United States) in partnership with GiveCampus is the first survey in a new series that gathers insights on topical and timely issues from individuals working in advancement with the aim of supplementing data collected in our annual benchmarking surveys.
Exploring topics from the CASE-More UK Philanthropy Report
Following the launch of the CASE-More UK Philanthropy Report, CASE Europe Co-Executive Director, Pamela Agar, explores topics emerging from the report’s findings and recommendations, and reflects on some of the key factors in building a culture of philanthropy.
Harness their strengths, align them with your school’s philanthropic goals
The success of independent school fundraising hinges critically on the involvement of the head of school. For advancement directors, the HOS is not just your ally but a vital partner, wielding a unique influence that can turn a good fundraising campaign into a great one.
John Wolfkill is Executive Director of the Community College of Aurora Foundation, and he chairs the planning committee for CASE's upcoming Conference for Community College Advancement. He finds his passion in community building and describes his professional calling as “unleashing generosity.”
How schools can take a fresh look at fundraising data
In the world of advancement, participation rate measures how many people in a particular constituency make a gift to a campaign or annual fund. Schools tend to look at parent and alumni participation rates—but participation rates don’t tell the full picture of an institution’s fundraising progress and health. It’s an indicative data point—but not necessarily one that will predict future performance. Instead of over-relying on participation rates, schools fundraisers should ask five questions to examine other data points and broaden their perspective.
Tying research to impact for global and public health
Director of Development and Alumni Relations at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Valerie Boulet, shares the donor relations behind working towards the university's mission of worldwide health equity.