Welcome. Your CASE District III Board met on Saturday, August 10 at the Renaissance SeaWorld Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Preparations are nearly complete for what promises to be an exciting conference in February. In addition, the board examined many other issues facing the district. You will find a full report under the About District III tab on this site.
Among many items, the board zeroed in on three areas of focus that will make the district more useful to members in the coming years. They include:
I encourage you to read the report so that you can be an active partner with us as we move CASE III forward.
Chances are, the average age of your donors is startlingly high. And because of that, I'll bet you or someone in your organization has said: Our donors are dying! We've got to replace them! That's absolutely correct. The next panicked statement is usually: We need to find young donors! That's also correct. But how do we do that? Where do we turn?
If Google has anything to say about it, this might be the last generation to think that this American rite of passage is essential. Instead more families may opt for virtual info sessions and interviews whose popularity will be fueled both by the comfort teens have with technology and by financial considerations.
The downturn in the economy has increased the financial burden of traveling to every school for a college visit. The alternatives for accessing information are problematic. "Students are often misinformed by anonymous websites and hearsay and can be intimidated by information like college rankings," says Lisa Jiang at Google+ Higher Ed. "High schools across the country face a shortage of college counselors...And universities also face financial barriers, as admissions travel budgets are cut and time and cost prohibit admissions officers from reaching every high school across the country." So, what's a family to do?
Making Waves, our annual conference in Orlando February 16-19, is just around the corner. If you haven't registered for the conference do so soon, and just to tempt you here are a few sessions that you won't want to miss in the words of the presenters themselves.
1. How to Create "Meme-ingful" Social Media Content
Michele Dye, Communications and Marketing Director, College of Arts and Sciences, University of South Florida
If you struggle to develop content for Facebook or wonder how to incorporate Instagram and Pinterest into your social media strategy, this session is definitely for you. In this session, you'll find out how you can be as successful as we have been.
2. Queerly Involved: How to Engage Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Alumni
Stella Maher, Assistant Director, Regional Volunteer Programs; Michael Shutt, Assistant Dean for Campus Life & Director of the Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Life
We are all trying to find avenues of engagement for LGBT-identified alumni, current students, prospective students, and their families. Learn about creating endowed funds and engaging communities across generations and improving campus climate at the same time!
The Mentor of the Year Award recognizes an individual who has made an impact on other advancement professionals through their mentorship. Candidates should be nominated by a mentee. A mentor is defined as an individual who has provided guidance and support to a professional colleague in one or more of the following areas: sponsorship, coaching, protection, exposure/visibility, support, acceptance and confirmation.
The Inclusion and Diversity Award recognizes an advancement professional who displays leadership in fostering inclusion and diversity within the profession, on their campus and/or within the surrounding community. The entry fee is waived for this award.
With a world-renowned faculty, elite academic programs and a focus on developing graduates who are critical thinkers, innovators and leaders well-prepared for career success, Florida State University is a pre-eminent, competitive research university.
Ranked the most efficient high-value university in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Florida State's 41,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students in 16 colleges can choose from a vast array of research opportunities, creative efforts and engagement activities in an atmosphere that feels personal and caring.
From the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory to nationally recognized programs designed to aid student-veterans, an entrepreneurial culture, championship athletics and a prime location in the heart of the state capital, Florida State is widely known for offering an outstanding academic environment and has been designated one of two "pre-eminent" universities in the state by the Florida Legislature.
With the strength of top national rankings in the sciences balanced by internationally celebrated programs in the fine and performing arts and a service-learning mission that is a model for the nation, Florida State provides a truly distinctive college experience.
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Make Waves at the CASE III Annual Conference February 16-19 2014
CASE III goes to the Renaissance SeaWorld Hotel in beautiful Orlando, Florida this February for our annual conference. Known for its attractions and plentiful sunshine, Orlando also has been recognized by BusinessWeek as one of the world's "most fiercely competitive" communities and a do-what-it-takes attitude. Couple that with easy and convenient air service and you have the formula for a great experience.
The Conference Committee has lined up stellar programming across all disciplines—marketing and communications, alumni and development. So join us in Florida’s ultimate destination for work and play.
Registration is now open. The Awards program deadline is now November 29, 21013. For more information on the conference, go to the Annual Conference page.