Weekly CASE Highlights for Dec. 12

Check out this week’s advancement news worldwide, the latest CASE news and trending discussions on CASE communities.

Advancement News

Alumni association launches mobile app for membership card, alumni communications —The University of Virginia Alumni Association recently launched a new app to enable easy communication with members and convenient access to membership cards.

Big gifts are surging in 2014, Chronicle tally finds—Signs are strong that 2014 will be a robust year for gifts from the wealthy.

Charitable giving for the average investor—Donor-advised funds continue to be the fastest-growing vehicle for charitable giving in the United States.

Is technology actually making higher education less efficient?—Many professors are growing weary of the idea that technology can salvage higher education.

Giving Tuesday shows growth in both donations and volunteerism—Nonprofits raised nearly $46 million in connection with last week’s event, according to early estimates.

CASE Resources

This month’s Advancement Talk is with Charles Middleton, president of Roosevelt University, on how to grow lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender engagement and fundraising. (Login required. For CASE premier members only.)

This month’s Community College Advancement News includes a story about a two-year institution that dropped “community college” from its name after adding a handful of four-year degree programs.

CASE Blog

Tony Dobies, senior writer and social media manager at West Virginia University, writes about using holiday communications to build relationships.

Read a recap of the most recent Twitter chat on inspiring creativity on social media, with co-moderator Joy Hepp, social media manager at Occidental College.

Trending Discussions on CASE Communities

Student Alumni Organizations

Examples of internal faculty/staff newsletters

End of year donor contribution statements at independent schools

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