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Introducing CASE xChange, a new channel for the voices of CASE that we hope will help connect you with ideas, best practices, and innovations in advancement. Whether you are at your desk, commuting to work, or even just taking a walk, you can take a few minutes and hear from leaders across the globe who are doing great work. Be sure to subscribe to xChange so you don't miss new episodes as they become available.
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Take a journey with President and CEO Sue Cunningham as she explores the issues that matter most to advancement leaders.
NEW! Listen to Episode 4: A Conversation with Paul Ramsbottom
Sue and Paul discuss the importance of philanthropy today, why the relationship between funders and their recipients must be considered a partnership toward shared goals, and that these institution to institution relationships depend on the involvement of academic leaders in order to realise the outcomes that the foundation and the institution are seeking to achieve. Mr. Ramsbottom underscored the need for professionalised advancement and development teams especially when as they interact with philanthropies and foundations. They discuss the changes taking place in how work gets accomplished, how the Wolfson Foundation has shifted its operations in the face of the pandemic, and why they continue to focus on their core mission instead of pivoting completely to funding for covid-19.
Paul Ramsbottom is Chief Executive of the Wolfson Foundation and its sister charity, the Wolfson Family Charitable Trust. Paul takes a wider interest in issues relating to philanthropy in the UK as a speaker and writer. He has undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in History from the University of Oxford.
Outside of philanthropy, he has an interest in international development which includes founding the Savannah Education Trust—a charity which works in West Africa—and sitting on the Board of Mercy Ships UK. His hometown university, the University of Bedfordshire, awarded him an honorary doctorate in 2013. In January 2020 he was awarded an OBE for services to charity.
NEW! Listen to Episode 3: A Conversation with Cheryl de la Rey
Sue Cunningham has a conversation with Professor Cheryl de la Rey, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Canterbury, on what turned out to be the first day of ‘Level Two’ reopening on the country of New Zealand after seven weeks of lockdown during the covid-19 pandemic. Their conversation covered similarities and differences across universities, countries, and academic cultures; the impact of the pandemic on international education; and the vital importance of bringing multiple global perspectives to our campuses and even more importantly bringing a diversity of intellectual approaches to problems we are trying to solve. The conversation wraps with a focus on why our network matters, the importance of connecting to one another even in times like the current pandemic, and how we can emerge from this situation even stronger.
Listen to Episode 2: A Conversation with Amy Carrier
In this episode, Sue Cunningham interviews Amy Carrier, senior director, advancement information management at the Oregon State University Foundation, about her experience working from home during COVID-19. They discuss the innovations and changes taking place at Oregon State University. They also have a heartfelt conversation about how Amy cares for her mother who lives with Amy, and who has Alzheimer’s disease. The conversation explores how advancement leaders may need to consider the experiences their teams are having during this time of telecommuting where the stresses may even be more considerable than during normal times.
Listen to Episode 1: A Conversation with Serge Sych
Sue Cunningham, president and CEO of CASE, speaks with Serge Sych, vice president for enrollment management, career services & alumni relations at Central European University. Serge explains how his advancement team at a global university manages in times of change, including building new strategies to be flexible, virtual, and authentic. He also shares how his team is looking at long-term planning to deliver a new student experience based on changing economics and psychology.
In this podcast series ‘Voices from the Field’, we will hear from members of our community as they share their knowledge and insights, covering all facets of advancement from a practitioner, leader and industry expert’s point of view. Join Heather Hamilton, Executive Director of CASE Asia-Pacific and Brad Entwistle, Founding Partner of imageseven as they chat with our guests.
Listen to Episode 4: A Conversation with Mark Bentley - Organisational Culture and Advancement
How do organisations maintain a healthy culture, particularly in this environment? Mark Bentley, Director, Alumni Relations and Development from The University of Auckland talks about organisational culture and advancement - the importance of team culture and striking a balance between a performance, caring and mission-based culture. He also shares how his team maintained a positive culture and worked together to ensure it's business as usual. Listeners can also look forward to tips on maintaining positive organisational culture into the future.
Listen to Episode 3: A Conversation with Susan Wan - Alumni Engagement and Support
In this episode, we caught up with Susan Wan, Director of Development at The Alice Smith School in Malaysia. Susan shared details of the KLASSicscares campaign, her school’s recent initiative in response to the pandemic. Learn how being creative and impactful in the current uncertainty shaped some of The Alice Smith School’s upcoming plans, including their 75th anniversary milestone next year.
Listen to Episode 2: A Conversation with Dr. Imad Baalbaki - Philanthropy During Times of Crisis
In this episode, Dr. Imad Baalbaki, Vice President for Advancement, American University of Beirut, shares his thoughts on leading a USD650 million fundraising campaign during times of crisis and driving efforts to secure philanthropic funds for students in financial need. He also provides some insights as to how critical the university leadership team is in helping to achieve their philanthropic objectives.
Listen to Episode 1: A Conversation with Sue Cunningham - Global CASE: What Does the Future Look Like?
In the first episode of ‘Voices from the Field’ series, CASE President and CEO Sue Cunningham chats with Heather Hamilton, Executive Director of CASE Asia-Pacific, and Brad Entwistle, Founding Partner of imageseven. In this conversation, Sue shares how the work of CASE has pivoted digitally, as well as the current global environment being a motivation to bring forward our determination in developing more virtual content. She also affirms our commitment to digital strategies and providing you with a stronger set of blended educational opportunities in the future.