Registration for the 43rd Annual CASE V Conference is here! 

Check out the Conference website here.

See a Conference overview here.  In addition to our track sessions, retooled this year for the changing landscapes in higher education, we will again feature Master Sessions, an Institute for New Professionals, a Community College Workshop, Roundtables with peers, luncheons, the Pride of CASE V Awards, and afterhours entertainment.

Learn more about our Keynote speaker J.D. Vance, whose bestselling memoir Hillbilly Elegy has topped “Best of” reading lists and has been optioned for film by director Ron Howard.

Special hotel rates through December 1 now available

Join us December 10-12, 2017, in beautiful downtown Chicago!

 

Pride of CASE V Awards Announced!

See who among your peers were rewarded for the district's best work this year!

 

Slate of Speakers Finalized!

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 at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, will be our closing speaker at the Grand Luncheon Tuesday.  Jireh was recently the featured speaker at the University of Minnesota $4.2B  “Driven Campaign” launch.

Check out more about both speakers at this link.

 

Community College Workshop Now Available!

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 p.m.

Register here for a full day of programming focusing on the Community College professional. 

Member and nonmember price is $125.

 

 

Show Your Pride at the Pride of CASE V Awards!

To accomodate more entries, the deadline has been extended to August 25!

CASE District V invites you to submit your best work in communications, alumni relations and development to The Pride of CASE V Awards program!

The Pride of CASE V Awards Program will begin accepting entries on Monday, June 26 and will close on Friday, August 11, 2017.  Check out more information about the 2017 award categories including new Platinum categories in Best Practices in Diversity Programs and Best Practices in Digital Communications. See the list of 2016 winners.

Award winners will be celebrated at the 43rd Annual CASE V District Conference in Chicago, December 10-12. We hope to see you there!

 

CASE V Venture Fund: Funded Proposals Announced!

The following institutions were selected in March 2017 to receive Venture Fund grants to support professional development and networking activities:

University of Michigan ($2,500)

Prospect development and analytics teams from sixteen institutions will meet to identify solutions for key challenges, build consensus for industry-wide best practices, and share data and code sharing across institutions.

University of Minnesota ($5,000)

The Big Ten alumni professionals conference brings 80 attendees from 14 Big Ten institutions together annually. The day and a half event includes break out and plenary sessions about emerging alumni relations trends and working with campus partners.

Cleveland State University ($5,000)

Cleveland State University will use funds to launch The Northeast Ohio Summit on Alumni Engagement, a new day-long professional development conference. Attendees from research universities, community colleges, small private institutions and health sciences programs will be invited to build regional partnerships.

Loyola Academy ($1,500)

Advancement vice presidents from ten parochial high schools will come together to collaborate for new ideas. Topics will be succession planning, onboarding a new president, and prospect management practices.

Northwestern University ($2,420)

The roundtable will focus on graduate student and alumni engagement.  Ten universities will participate to identify creating systematic and centralized approaches for this alumni population.

University of Wisconsin Stevens Point ($1,500)

The annual giving officers from 25 institutions in Wisconsin will meet for SWAG (Summit for Wisconsin Annual Giving).  The summit provides a zero cost professional development opportunity during a time of tight budgets.

 

 

Nominate someone for the Chief Executive Leadership Award!

Each year, CASE District V applauds and promotes the work and contributions of a top educational executive. Please consider nominating the top executive from your institution. The deadline for applications is September 8, 2017.

We invite nominations of chief executives whose contributions to their institutions and communities deserve exceptional notice and praise.

The District's leadership will honor the recipient of the CASE V Chief Executive Leadership Award on December 12, 2017 at the CASE V Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

Questions may be directed to Melanie Harmon at mbharmon@manchester.edu.

 

 

Call for Proposals for CASE V 2017!

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 levels of experience, and the tracks will reflect those experiences. Options include:

  1. Advancement Fundamentals—this track will focus on the basic functions of the profession. For example, a session might focus on how to start a student alumni association. In general, this track will highlight issues facing those with up to five years experience in advancement.
       
  2. Critical Issues—this track takes a more comprehensive look at the important topics facing the profession. For example, a session might focus on the communication strategy needed to imbed an annual fund campaign into an existing alumni relations event. Think how the various units within advancement cross over and work together to achieve institutional priorities.
        
  3. Key Decision Makers—this track is for the vice president or executive director who makes top-level decisions within advancement. For example, a session may focus on staff recruitment and retention.
        
  4. Professional Development—this track is for all advancement professionals who want to expand and polish their professional skill-set. For example, a session might focus on dining etiquette when meeting with a prospective donor.
         
  5. Master Session—this track is a three-hour session offered on Sunday morning before the conference kicks off, to take a more in depth look at a topic in the higher education advancement industry.

The conference committee will look for sessions that incorporate perspectives from advancement services, alumni relations, communications and development. The most ideal proposal will highlight a blending of various units.

Session proposals are due by Monday, April 10, 2017. Please use this form to submit your idea. If you have questions, please contact programming contact, Jana Zollinger at jana.zollinger@wmich.edu.

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!

Sharon Rice – CASE V Conference Chair (The College of Wooster)
Jana Zollinger- CASE V Program Chair (Western Michigan University)
Nancy Rampson – CASE V Operations Chair (University of Illinois-Urbana (Chicago office))

 


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Slate of Speakers Finalized!

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!

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 »