Read on for this week’s advancement news worldwide, the latest CASE news, trending discussions on CASE communities and content shared by member institutions. Have something to share? Add it in the comments.
- Online giving’s time has come, like it or not—Online giving grew by nine percent last year, triple the growth rate for fundraising overall.
- Chinese enrollments soar at UK independent schools—Experts predict that the trend will continue as China’s economy booms.
- Confusing financial aid letters leave students, parents adrift—Critics say colleges’ aid information should be more transparent.
- Colleges move to expand services for immigrant students—Some institutions will offer in-house grants, scholarships, law clinics and more.
- College majors figure big in earnings—A Georgetown University analysis reveals earning potential for 137 college majors.
CASE News and Resources
- Listen to the latest Advancement Talk to hear Jamie Porter of Jefferson University and Hospitals discuss gift monitoring and auditing gift spending.
- Make a positive impact at work, learn to listen well and plan your vacation time wisely—all in this week’s Advancement Weekly.
- Review trends in UK philanthropic giving in the recently released Ross-CASE survey.
- Weigh the benefits of high-profile commencement speakers in the May/June issue of CURRENTS. Also inside: managing ethical situations, demonstrating value and more.
- Find scholarship management tools and samples in our latest Good Question resource collection on scholarships.
- On the blog: Borrow these editorial strategies from American University Magazine. Plus, Revisit the CASE Social Media Conference with recaps and recorded sessions; review results from the CASE social media in advancement survey.
Trending on CASE Communities
- Alumni houses: Pros and cons
- Working with student photographers
- Case statements on iPads
- Handling PayPal and credit card fees
- Email tax receipts: To send or not to send?
What CASE Members Are Sharing
A week in the life: Get the inside scoop on life at Oxford University in a series of student interviews posted on the university’s Facebook page.
Orange pride: Syracuse University created these sleek graphics for admitted students to use on Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram.
Snap-a cum laude: The University of Florida gave a student the keys to its Snapchat account during graduation.
Pivot tables, hallelujah: University of Texas at Austin students excel in this “Uptown Funk” parody about spreadsheets.
Dear freshman me: Seniors at Chico State University reflect on what advice they’d give their younger selves.