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Episode 51: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Ann Snyder

CASE xChange

Release Date: 11/09/2021

Episode 69: Voices from the Field – A Conversation with Soha Hmaidan – King’s Academy and Philanthropy in Jordan show art Episode 69: Voices from the Field – A Conversation with Soha Hmaidan – King’s Academy and Philanthropy in Jordan

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This week, we are joined by Soha Hmaidan, Chief Advancement Officer at King’s Academy, a boarding and day school in Jordan. Soha shares her career journey, which includes over 22 years of experience in advancement. Hear about the history of King’s Academy, its mission, and how Jordan’s philanthropic trends affect the school’s fundraising efforts.

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Episode 68: Voices From the Field – A Conversation with Fiona Menzies – How Corporate Social Responsibility Impacts the Arts Sector show art Episode 68: Voices From the Field – A Conversation with Fiona Menzies – How Corporate Social Responsibility Impacts the Arts Sector

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Our guest for this episode is Fiona Menzies, CEO of Creative Partnerships based in Melbourne, Australia. Fiona shares about the work that Creative Partnerships do, including why government support and philanthropic funding are important for Australian artists. Listen in as Fiona discusses how the emergence of corporate social responsibility has transformed the ways businesses sponsor the art sector, and why fundraising should be at the core of any non-profit organisation’s activities.

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Episode 67: Voices From the Field – A Conversation with Serge Sych – Crisis Management show art Episode 67: Voices From the Field – A Conversation with Serge Sych – Crisis Management

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This episode, we welcome back Serge Sych, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Career Services and Alumni Relations at Central European University in Vienna, Austria and Budapest, Hungary. Serge shares the lessons he has learnt through experiencing political unrest and forced relocation of Central European University, including how to best manage a crisis, and why engaging with your alumni and stakeholders is vital during challenging times. Also, find out why a crisis communications plan is not enough and how you can best prepare your institution for the unpredictable.

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Episode 66: Voices From the Field: A Conversation with Gustavo Segui – Challenging the Status Quo Through Design Thinking show art Episode 66: Voices From the Field: A Conversation with Gustavo Segui – Challenging the Status Quo Through Design Thinking

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Our voice from the field is Gustavo Segui, Director of Marketing & Advancement at International School of Curitiba in Brazil and Group Leader–Admissions, Marketing & Communications and Advancement at American International Schools in the Americas (AMISA), a non-profit association. Gustavo shares how he became passionate about education, why fighting against the status quo in the education sector is important, and how design thinking as an approach to challenge our assumptions and solve problems can lead to the creation of innovative solutions. Also, find out what he hopes to leave as his...

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Episode 65: Voices From the Field - A Conversation with Mikaeli Costello – Behind the Motto “For Alumni, By Alumni” show art Episode 65: Voices From the Field - A Conversation with Mikaeli Costello – Behind the Motto “For Alumni, By Alumni”

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We welcome another voice from the field, Mikaeli Costello, Chief Community Engagement Officer at The University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia. Mikaeli shares her passion for delivering authentic value to UQ’s alumni community and how her team meets the needs of their international alumni, including bringing together alumni and partners through their . Also, find out how UQ provides a platform for researchers to tackle world issues on Doomscroll Remedy, a podcast series launched earlier this year.

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Episode 64: Voices From the Field - A Conversation with Mark Phillips – Solving Problems Through Giving show art Episode 64: Voices From the Field - A Conversation with Mark Phillips – Solving Problems Through Giving

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Our voice from the field this episode is Mark Phillips, Owner and Managing Director at Bluefrog Fundraising Limited in London, United Kingdom. Mark shares the findings of his latest study on the long-term effects of COVID-19 on fundraising, as well as on giving tendencies and whether it is possible to predict post-pandemic donor trends. Also, hear how giving is combating feelings of hopelessness and injustice.

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Episode 63: Voices From the Field – A Commitment From the Whole Industry Is What We Need show art Episode 63: Voices From the Field – A Commitment From the Whole Industry Is What We Need

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Our guest this episode is Sue Birch, Principal Consultant at Sue Birch Consulting, specialising in fundraising operations and advancement services. Sue shares what to consider when implementing technology to support your institution’s advancement services, including whether your issue is truly grounded in technology deficits. Listen in to hear her insights on the importance of succession planning and how the solution to challenges facing advancement services requires a commitment from the whole industry.   More information on the CASE Global Reporting Standards referenced in this...

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Episode 62: Voices From the Field – A Conversation with Jan Abernathy – Overcoming Pushback Through Uncomfortable Conversations show art Episode 62: Voices From the Field – A Conversation with Jan Abernathy – Overcoming Pushback Through Uncomfortable Conversations

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Our voice from the field this episode is Jan Abernathy, Chief Communications Officer at The Browning School in New York City and conference chair for . Jan shares what the advancement sector looks like through the lens of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB). Listen in to hear how opinions on DEIB differ between generations, the impact this has on your institution, and how you can overcome pushback through uncomfortable conversations.

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Episode 61: Voices From the Field – A Conversation with Anna Rottenecker – Philanthropy in Hong Kong and Fundraising Across Borders show art Episode 61: Voices From the Field – A Conversation with Anna Rottenecker – Philanthropy in Hong Kong and Fundraising Across Borders

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This episode, we are joined by Anna Rottenecker, Executive Director at Chapel & York Hong Kong Foundation. Anna shares about her career journey and how she first encountered the challenges of international fundraising during her time with the Association for the Prevention of Torture. Also, learn about the intricacies involved in an organisation setting up an international foundation compared to utilising a pre-existing foundation, and hear her insights on the philanthropy landscape in Hong Kong, including how the legacy of giving is evolving through the generations.

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Episode 60: Voices From the Field - A Conversation with Beth Smith - Supporting Our Institutions and Celebrating Their Successes show art Episode 60: Voices From the Field - A Conversation with Beth Smith - Supporting Our Institutions and Celebrating Their Successes

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Our voice from the field this episode is Beth Smith, CASE Executive Director, United States and Canada. Listen in to get to know Beth including how she was lured out of retirement by CASE, how she is tackling current challenges shared by millions, and what she is looking forward to this year. Stay tuned for the occasional episode with Beth joining Brad as co-host for CASE xChange.

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Our guest for this episode is CASE’s own Ann Snyder, who is the Director of Independent and International Schools. Ann shares what an integrated advancement model can look like in schools, highlighting that both flexible thinking and getting support from the Head of School are what will ultimately predict the success of any institutional change. Also, hear insights on the latest annual giving trends from the recent CASE schools survey, including her advice on how your institution can sustain these positive trends.