Weekly Highlights for June 26

Catch up on 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.

Advancement News

Giving more globally and less locally—Giving to international organizations has fallen even as overall philanthropy has rebounded after the recession.

Millennial giving and volunteering influenced by peers—A report finds that competitions can inspire short-term engagement from Millennial donors.

Obama scraps ratings of U.S. colleges on cost, value—The president has dialed back his plan to rate colleges, amid criticism that the system could be unfair.

A pipeline from community college to the Ivy League—Pennsylvania community colleges pave the way for high-achieving students.

University of Washington and Chinese university unite to form technology institute—With $40 million from Microsoft, the new institute will offer a master’s degree in technology innovation.

CASE News and Resources

Coming up next week: What’s cooking at the Summit for Leaders in Advancement? Join us Tuesday, June 30, from 2 to 3 p.m., Eastern for a Twitter chat about the conference’s hot topics. Follow the hashtag #casesummit.

Trending on CASE Communities

What CASE Members Are Sharing

For Biola University’s #IHavetheCourage campaign, students share how the university has empowered them to be courageous.

What’s one conversation students should have with their parents or guardians before leaving for college? In this video targeted for freshman, the University of Louisville finds out.


Camp A Capella has taken over Wright State’s Dayton, Ohio, campus. Listen in on campers’ experiences.


Rejoice, University of New Hampshire students: the school’s app displays, among other helpful pieces of campus information, which washers and dryers are open for use.

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