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.
Giving, standards of living inversely related, study finds—Residents of lower-income communities give a larger portion of their income to charity.
YikYak introduces photos, but no faces allowed—The app, popular on college campuses, is rolling out a photo feature.
University-business links see big boost—According to a new survey, more UK companies are investing in universities’ research, facilities and programs.
Moody’s finds higher ed finances stabilizing—An analysis by Moody’s Investors Service finds that, generally, institutions are on more solid financial footing than in years past.
Colleges rebrand to attract new students—To compete with private institutions, some state colleges and universities are adding graduate programs and changing their names.
USDA pledges to continue to give 1890 schools a hand—The United States Department of Agriculture announced a series of initiatives to support land grant universities and create three Centers of Excellence.
CASE News and Resources
- See the takeaways and big ideas from the 2015 CASE Summit for Leaders in Advancement in these Storify wrap-ups of day one, day two and day three.
- Watch highlights from Nicholas Kristof’s Summit presentation on the art and science of giving, and the opening session, “Higher Education at a Crossroads.”
- Learn more about the 2015 Distinguished Service Award winners in these videos.
- Brush up on Snapchat basics with this #casesmc Twitter chat recap.
- Review these characteristics of an inspiring leader in Advancement Weekly.
- Also in Advancement Weekly: flip a negative mood to a positive one and reign in a team that’s too big.
- Learn the language of the ask in the latest Advancement Talk.
- On the CASE blog: seven tips for reading the Form 990.
Trending on CASE Communities
- Scholarship reports: asking the right questions
- Best practices for funding regional alumni groups
- Legacy family programs
- Centralizing mass email sending
- Graduation releases
- Timing for sending stewardship reports to endowment donors
What CASE Members Are Sharing
The University of Oklahoma’s marching band, The Pride of Oklahoma, calls its signature stride “the strut.” Find more facts in this “7 Things You (Maybe) Didn’t Know” list.
Lecturers from Keele University read students’ YikYak posts—with hilarious results.
Virginia Tech knows the way to its fans’ hearts: summer fun and cute baby animals.
Radford University calls its freshman orientation RadQuest. Follow this Storify for a taste of the 2015 Quest.