Slate of Speakers Finalized!

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In addition to keynote J.D. Vance, two additional speakers, thought leaders in the higher ed profession, have been announced. David Lively, Senior Associate Vice President at Northwestern, will join us for the Executives Institutes Luncheon Monday. David manages “We Will. The Campaign for Northwestern”, a $3.75B university-wide fundraising campaign.   Jireh Mabamba, an Associate Development Officer… Read more »

Community College Workshop Now Offered!

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For all community college colleagues, a workshop just for you has been added to a jam-packed CASE V Conference line-up! Marketing, Capital Campaigns, Writing for Development and more topics will be covered by a group of thought leaders. The CASE District V Community College Workshop is Saturday, December 9, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 7… Read more »

Call for Proposals for CASE V 2017!

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The 2017 CASE V Conference Committee is looking for advancement leaders to present at the conference December 10-12 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Chicago, Illinois! The conference will follow a unique outline in 2017, and you are encouraged to think on a broader scale for your proposal. Individuals attending the conference come with varying… Read more »

Pride of CASE V Award Winners Announced

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The annual Pride of CASE District V award winners for 2016 were announced today, October 28. The program generated 400 entries from 80 institutions, and was judged by CASE members from other districts around the United States. The Pride of CASE V Awards Program honors institutions and individuals who demonstrate outstanding achievement in the concept… Read more »

Not just good work, your best work

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Why put yourself out there? Why waste the time submitting to the Pride of CASE V Awards Program? Because you are doing good work- not just good work but your best work. Think about the long days and late nights. Was it worth it? You bet it was! Did you see your guests have a… Read more »

Melt all the snow on Michigan Avenue

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Seven months from today CASE District V’s annual conference will be in the books. All wrapped up. We will know at that moment what went well and what could have been better. Hindsight, as they say, is 20/20. But today, May 15, 2015, the annual conference is a clean slate. Session presenters and keynote speakers… Read more »

Tips For Conference Networking

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While in Chicago for the CASE District V conference in December, many attendees explore Michigan Avenue in pursuit of the perfect holiday gift. The conference can be an opportunity for another search- the perfect candidate or informational interview.  Here are tips from past CASE V conference attendees on making the most of CASE V. Network-… Read more »

The Future Is Now

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Students. They're the reason we do what we do in Institutional Advancement. They also can help us be better at advancing our institutions by assisting our alumni, development, and marketing offices in reaching students, developing programming and messaging, and creating a culture for engaged alumni. Institutions of all sizes have developed organizations who utilize the student… Read more »

The Snow and Lights of Chicago

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The snow had just started falling when a van full of 7 advancement professionals left Delaware Ohio in December 1986 and headed to Chicago. I was the ripe old age of 23, and a month earlier had landed the job of Assistant Director of Annual Giving at Ohio Wesleyan University. Now, I was heading to… Read more »