Check out this week’s advancement news worldwide, the latest CASE news, trending discussions on CASE communities and videos shared by member institutions. Have something to share? Add it in the comments.
- Trust for Nonprofits Wanes Globally but Inches Up Infinitesimally in US—Public trust is an important characteristic for a nonprofit to track, but the degree to which the whole sector enjoys the confidence of the public is also important.
- New Zealand’s International Education Sector becomes a Star Performer for the Economy—New Zealand’s international education sector has registered high growth with its stellar performance augmenting the country’s export-led economy.
- Your College may be Banking on Your Facebook Likes—Several start-ups are using social media to try to predict the willingness of graduates to donate or volunteer for other activities, like interviewing college applicants.
- High Demand Drives Massive Growth of International Education in Asia—The rapid expansion of international schooling is a 21st century phenomenon which has had huge implications for education in Asia.
- Spare a Thought for University Communications Offices—The public relations problems universities face can be silly, but things can also go spectacularly bad.
- Philanthropy will Flourish Despite £9,000 Fees, say Sector Heads—The introduction of £9,000 tuition fees is unlikely to damage philanthropic giving to universities by alumni and may even encourage it. Kate Hunter, executive director of CASE Europe, said higher fees did not necessarily mean that alumni would feel that they had paid for their education and would therefore be less likely to donate.
CASE News and Resources
- Twitter Chat: Social Media Measurement.
- Photos from the 2015 CASE-NAIS independent school advancement conference in New Orleans
- Videos honoring CASE’s 2015 independent school award winners, John P. Gannon (director of development & alumni affairs, Hackley School), Paulette Bassil (director of data management and donor research, Saint Andrew’s School) and Eileen Van Houten (Trustee, The Oakwood School).
- CASE Statement on 2014 Voluntary Support of Education Survey Results. CASE President John Lippincott says historic $37.45 billion in contributions to higher education, as reported by the VSE survey, show that donors believe in the work of their educational institutions, are willing to show support through increased giving as personal finances improve in a stronger economy.
- Student Engagement and Philanthropy Month, where institutions organize events and activities to improve student awareness of and engagement in philanthropy. begins on Feb. 1. Look out for content from participating institutions and read blog posts from past years. Follow the hashtag #studentengagemonth on Twitter.
- CASE District II Accolades award winners are highlighted on a Pinterest board.
Trending on CASE Communities
- Student alumni organizations
- Tracking alumni engagement campus-wide
- Best Practices and frequency for magazines and annual reports
- Defining the role of advisors to the board
What CASE Members Are Sharing
Universite de Moncton put out this video (in French) showing student life, which went viral thanks to a shot of two students kissing in the library. Marc Angers, director of communications, talks about the impact of the video with CBC.
This video from New York University’s Momentum Campaign received a gold Excellence Award from District I.
This video from the University of Virginia introduces viewers to a beloved economics professor, hot rod collector and author who has taught at the school since 1967.