Discussions led by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) where various leaders explore leadership issues related to advancement.
info_outline Episode 22: Voices from the Field – A Conversation with Soleiman Dias 03/02/2021
Episode 22: Voices from the Field – A Conversation with Soleiman Dias Soleiman Dias, Director of Alumni and International Relations at Chadwick International in South Korea takes us through his career journey. He then highlights the important role international schools and international education plays in inclusiveness; shares how he navigates his work and manages his stakeholders; and talks about the advancement landscape in Korea and its growth. Lastly, hear how advancement professionals in schools can benefit from attending the 2021 Asia-Pacific Advancement Conference.
info_outline Episode 21: Voices from the Field – A Conversation with Heather Hamilton and Brad Entwistle 02/22/2021
Episode 21: Voices from the Field – A Conversation with Heather Hamilton and Brad Entwistle In the first episode for the year, hosts Brad and Heather are also the guests. Hear Heather share her learnings from 2020, her outlook for advancement, the focus of CASE Asia-Pacific in 2021, and what listeners can expect at the 2021 Asia-Pacific Advancement Conference. Brad shares what will drive the next era of marketing, a blind spot that marketing and communications professionals can do away with, as well as imageseven’s plan for 2021.
info_outline Episode 20: Voices from the Field – A Conversation with Jonathan Cosgrove 12/14/2020
Episode 20: Voices from the Field – A Conversation with Jonathan Cosgrove Hear from Jonathan Cosgrove, Director of Development at Deakin University on how he and his team managed to lift their performance and drive some of Deakin's best donor participation and ROI in a very uncertain environment. Also, listen in for how Deakin University embeds strategic thinking within advancement and across the University, involving academic leaders. Lastly, Jonathan shares his biggest learnings for leading a team in times of change, and the value of the CASE Asia-Pacific Advancement Conference
info_outline Never Underestimate the Intellect of Your Audience and Other Lessons 12/10/2020
Never Underestimate the Intellect of Your Audience and Other Lessons Dr. Kaarle Hämeri, Chancellor of Helsinki University, holds a role unlike other chancellors around the world: his primary responsibility is specifically advocating for the university and higher education on a national scale. His work includes taking care of the external relationships for the university, and engaging with external constituencies in support of the university. This conversation explores how higher education is viewed by the public in Finland and the Nordic countries.
info_outline Episode 19: Voices from the Field – A Conversation with Penny Richards Fowler 12/08/2020
Episode 19: Voices from the Field – A Conversation with Penny Richards Fowler Penny Richards Fowler, advancement manager at Sacré Cœur, a prep to Year 12 Catholic girls school, shares how they achieved success in their bursary appeal and engaged with their community during COVID-19. She also talks about how they produced the best performing video for the school this year; which CASE resources helped during uncertain times; Sacré Cœur’s upcoming projects; her biggest learnings from 2020; as well as what she most looks forward to at the 2021 Asia-Pacific Advancement Conference.
info_outline Voces y Café 12/01/2020
Voces y Café Welcome to our second episode in Spanish from Latin America of Voces y Café (Voices in the field). In this episode, we invited Vielka Morales, from Carol Morgan School, Dominican Republic, to talk about the importance of advancement in Latin America and the challenges in schools. Vielka is the Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations of Carol Morgan School. She has an experience of many years in advancement and gift campaigns.
info_outline Path to Being Passionate 12/01/2020
Path to Being Passionate In this special episode, Sue Cunningham speaks with Dr. Violet Patton, the 2020 recipient of the CASE James M Fisher Award for Distinguished Service to Education. Dr. Patton was nominated for the award by Ohio University, based on her longtime support of the university. Hear about Dr. Patton’s path to becoming a passionate about advancing education, from her very early days with her family where she saw their dedication to teaching and education. Her story brings light to the season of giving.
info_outline On Self-Determined Reading Lists, the Importance of Listening, and Giving Advancement a Seat at the Table 11/19/2020
On Self-Determined Reading Lists, the Importance of Listening, and Giving Advancement a Seat at the Table Professor Michael Arthur describes his leadership at University College London, on the eve of his forthcoming retirement. The conversation spans the rationale for taking a long view in the UCL’s strategic planning process and why a twenty- year planning horizon made sense; the importance of listening, and how an institution needs to take responsibility for histories of institutional racism in order to set a starting point for making progress in racial and ethnic equity.
info_outline Episode 18: Voices from the Field – A Conversation with Antonia Yeung 11/16/2020
Episode 18: Voices from the Field – A Conversation with Antonia Yeung Antonia Yeung, Associate Vice-President of Development and Campus Services at HSUHK discusses how stakeholder experience is closely linked to campus development. Antonia’s insights cover how planning a retreat in the first month of her new role helped her work; how HSUHK manages stakeholder experiences and campus development despite the volatile year; the distinctive feature of HSUHK; as well as skills and tools valuable for handling difficult situations and in engaging various stakeholders effectively.
info_outline Episode 17: Voices from the Field – A Conversation with Simone Garske 11/10/2020
Episode 17: Voices from the Field – A Conversation with Simone Garske Simone Garske, CEO, Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital (RBWH) Foundation and a member of the CASE Regional Council (Asia-Pacific) highlights the importance of excellent health research and advancement through partnerships & philanthropy. Tune in for RBWH Foundation’s success stories in fundraising and donor acquisition during a pandemic. Simone also shares tips for advancement professionals on where to start looking for relevant information, how to look after themselves and the value of the CASE community.
info_outline Episode 16: Voices from the Field – A Conversation with Jennifer Karlson 11/01/2020
Episode 16: Voices from the Field – A Conversation with Jennifer Karlson Jennifer Karlson, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Advancement) at The University of Queensland (UQ) talks about UQ’s award-winning video – If Not, When —The Campaign to Create Change , focusing on how partnering with an institution will help donors achieve significant impact in society. Jen highlights that a university is a conduit for bringing people, causes and missions together to make good things happen. Hear about UQ’s current and upcoming initiatives, including one that is inspired by the APAC 2019 Key P
info_outline How Inclusion, Creativity, and New Ways of Connecting are Paving the Way for Future Success 10/22/2020
How Inclusion, Creativity, and New Ways of Connecting are Paving the Way for Future Success Stacy Palmer, founding editor of the Chronicle of Philanthropy and Sue Cunningham discuss how the charitable sector has responded over the past months to COVID-19. Stacy’s insights cross many interesting areas, with a focus upon how the sector’s standing amongst the public has increased through the crisis after years of declining trust. Their conversation explores the urgency of inclusion and equity, and how The Chronicle is addressing inclusion within its coverage of the sector.
info_outline Less Heat; More Light: How Humour, Inclusivity, and Nurturing Talent are Vital Leadership Tools 10/15/2020
Less Heat; More Light: How Humour, Inclusivity, and Nurturing Talent are Vital Leadership Tools This conversation explores important strands of leadership: how to deploy humour at the right times, and when to know it is not your most effective tool; the joys of nurturing people to achieve more than they ever thought they could; and the fundamental belief that excellence is a biproduct of inclusivity. Professor Carolyn Evans shares her academic expertise in comparative religious freedom, and what her scholarship has taught her about leading a university during complex times.
info_outline Voces y Café 10/14/2020
Voces y Café This is the first episode in Spanish from Latin America of Voces y Café (Voices In the Field). In this episode, meet German Campos, from Universidad Anahuac, Mexico, who talks about the importance of professional development in the area of advancement. As an experienced volunteer, German shares his experience of 27 years in the field including challenges and obstacles he had to face, training he took to develop the area of advancement in his university, and the importance of the role of the president.
info_outline The Powerful public and Civic Good Provided by Higher Education 10/08/2020
The Powerful public and Civic Good Provided by Higher Education “Be the Living Embodiment of the Institution.” This is the early advice Dr. Jim Harris received as a young college president 25 years and three institutions ago. There is not a better moment than right now to hear his insights on how the college presidency – and higher education – has changed. This conversation explores powerful and pertinent issues around higher education as a public good; addressing inequities and racism; the imperative to change; and living the mission and values of your
info_outline How Time Zones Teach Empathy 10/02/2020
How Time Zones Teach Empathy President Fernando León García brings rich perspective to this CASE xChange. His international experience, in addition to his academic journey, have deeply informed his leadership. This conversation highlights how he to bring global perspective to his work both at CETYS and across higher education through his international board positions. Listen, too, for his thoughts on the importance of empathy in leadership.
info_outline From Academic to Administrator to Advancement Champion 09/25/2020
From Academic to Administrator to Advancement Champion This thoughtful conversation takes us through President Saini’s path as an “accidental academic” to an “accidental administrator” to a champion of educational advancement. He has served as a university president in two countries, at Australia’s University of Canberra, and now at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Sue Cunningham asks President Saini about his perspective on international education and how higher education in Australia changed over time.
info_outline How An Accidental Advancement Career Led to a Global Network of Colleagues 09/17/2020
How An Accidental Advancement Career Led to a Global Network of Colleagues In this conversation, Sue Cunningham and Jim Moore discuss his pathway to his current role, the key turning points for him along that journey, and the changes he has seen during the arc of his advancement career. Hear about how the University of Illinois has responded to community needs during the pandemic, and how the three-campus system has approached its campaign activities. This conversation is a must-listen for advancement professionals at all levels of their career.
info_outline Episode 15: Voices from the Field – A Conversation with Tere McGonagle-Daly 09/14/2020
Episode 15: Voices from the Field – A Conversation with Tere McGonagle-Daly Tere McGonagle-Daly, Massey University's first Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Students and Alumni, talks about his first 100 days in the role and how they pivoted their recruitment strategies and events in these times. He shares how experience will drive the next era of marketing; how to create alignment of experiences across the university; and how Massey University – New Zealand’s leading online university – navigates their marketing & communications, and student engagement and experience in the virtual wo
info_outline Episode 14: Voices from the Field – A Conversation with Liz Hawkins 09/08/2020
Episode 14: Voices from the Field – A Conversation with Liz Hawkins What are the similarities and differences in philanthropy and advancement and the top three factors that make a good advancement professional in the arts sector? Where on the CASE website is a good place to start looking for relevant information? Liz Hawkins, Director of Programming, Development & Venue Sales, Adelaide Festival Centre and Council Member, CASE Council for Asia-Pacific answers these questions and talks about philanthropy and advancement in the arts sector and why it is essential.
info_outline Episode 13: Voices from the Field – A Conversation with Deborah Carr 09/01/2020
Episode 13: Voices from the Field – A Conversation with Deborah Carr Deborah Carr, Head of Philanthropy at The Walter + Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), shares how her search for more meaningful work led her into fundraising and her current role. They talk about Deborah’s first 100 days at WEHI and how she and her team had to adapt their work and priorities when the pandemic hit. Deborah also shares learnings on how the medical research sector is different from the higher education sector and what these sectors can learn from each other.
info_outline Episode 12: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Brad Entwistle 08/25/2020
Episode 12: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Brad Entwistle In this episode, Brad switched his role from host to guest. Tune in for their conversation on how Heads of Schools and school marketers can develop a strong working relationship and introduce a common definition of ‘branding’ to ensure all stakeholders are on board; common issues within marketing and communications in the education sector and how to overcome them; and the impact the pandemic has had on school marketing and what education marketers need to be prepared for.
info_outline Episode 11: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Ben Clark 08/10/2020
Episode 11: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Ben Clark In this episode, Ben Clark, Head of Philanthropy and Social Investment at Australian Executor Trustees shares with us his journey from the arts and auctions to his current role, and his experience in managing philanthropists, trusts and foundations. The conversation also explores donor trends, strategic thinking on philanthropic investments and philanthropic stabilisation funds - an innovative funding model pioneered in the US and Canada. Ben also shares his insights on asking during times of uncertainty.
info_outline Episode 10: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Rossie Ogilvie 08/04/2020
Episode 10: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Rossie Ogilvie Rossie Ogilvie, Vice-Principal (Advancement) at The University of Sydney talks about the recent AU$20 million donation received for immunology research; the award-winning publication and how it was used for high-touch donor engagement. Rossie also shares why engagement has to be even more intentional in our new environment. The conversation ends with how we can frame the role of advancement in bringing in funding for the University and three tips to overcome future challenges in advancement.
info_outline Episode 9: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Ruth O’Hanlon 07/27/2020
Episode 9: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Ruth O’Hanlon Having relocated from Australia to the UK, Ruth O'Hanlon joins us for a conversation on planned giving. Ruth currently leads the Advancement team as the Director of Development at Sevenoaks School Foundation, an almost 600-year old independent school built on philanthropic giving and legacy. Listen in to pick up pointers on starting and maintaining a planned giving programme, why it's important to start early and how to be an effective planned giving manager. Ruth also shares their legacy enquiry strategy.
info_outline Episode 8: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Barbara Miles 07/20/2020
Episode 8: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Barbara Miles Barbara Miles, a recipient of the CASE 2020 Distinguished Service Award, takes us on her global career journey from a music teacher in the UK & Bahamas, to the first Vice-President (Advancement) at Australian National University, ANU. She discusses how she navigated her first 100 days at ANU, and how she learnt about CASE and started volunteering. Hear more about ANU’s three-year fundraising campaign and their award-winning video, and Barbara’s insights on the advancement profession and leading a new te
info_outline Episode 11: A Conversation with Deb Taft 07/16/2020
Episode 11: A Conversation with Deb Taft Sue Cunningham interviews Deb Taft, CEO of the global executive search firm, and CASE Educational Partner, Lindauer. Their conversation provides thoughtful discussion on the importance of diversifying leadership in advancement, across education, and throughout the non-profit sector with Deb’s vital advice: “never blame diversity on the pipeline; be relentless; do the work – during the search, after the hire.” Deb also shares invaluable insights on the power of internationalization.
info_outline Episode 10: A Conversation with Meg Bradley 07/09/2020
Episode 10: A Conversation with Meg Bradley This episode features Meg Bradley, Head of School at Santa Catalina School in California.Their conversation explores the skills she has brought from those experiences to becoming the first lay leader of Santa Catalina, a school that includes a co-ed lower school and an all-girls boarding upper school. Hear how she leads her school with an eye on mission-driven change, renewal, and growth, particularly in the challenging times brought about by COVID-19.
info_outline Episode 7: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Kevin Lynch 07/07/2020
Episode 7: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Kevin Lynch Previously from BBDO, Kevin Lynch, Director of Marketing & Communications at Shanghai American School (SAS), shares how he combined his advertising experience with his experience as a parent of an SAS student and started his journey at SAS. We explore why storytelling is important, how to tell a good story, and how it can transform supporters into drivers of the brand. He also discusses how SAS came up with a masterful piece of storytelling (youtu.be/LGZQvm_yP74) for SAS’s 2020 online graduation ceremony.
info_outline Episode 9: A Conversation with Dr Rufus Black 07/02/2020
Episode 9: A Conversation with Dr Rufus Black Sue Cunningham speaks with Dr Rufus Black, Vice-Chancellor and President of University of Tasmania in Australia. They explore how the pandemic has provided focus upon the importance of the small things in life that truly make a difference. They look back on innovations that arose in finance from the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, and what lessons those innovations may provide for higher education in this current context. Learn more about Tasmania, its complex history, and how Rufus stewards the University.