Discussions led by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) where various leaders explore leadership issues related to advancement.
info_outline Episode 43: Voices From the Field - A Conversation with Tracy Chalk 09/13/2021
Episode 43: Voices From the Field - A Conversation with Tracy Chalk Our guest for this episode is Tracy Chalk, Chief Marketing Officer at The University of Newcastle, Australia. Hear about the three campaigns that earned the university one Gold Award, three Silver Awards and one Bronze Award in the 2021 Circle of Excellence Awards. Hear how these campaigns utilised storytelling to connect with future students, alumni, and the Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander communities, as well as how the university supports the advancement of Indigenous education and culture.
info_outline Episode 42: Voices From the Field – A Conversation with Maggy Liu 09/06/2021
Episode 42: Voices From the Field – A Conversation with Maggy Liu Our voice from the field this episode is Maggy Liu, Associate Director of Development at The University of Sydney, Australia. Maggy takes us on her journey of discovering her passion for advancement which was confirmed through her experience with the CASE Graduate Trainee Programme. She also shares her thoughts around what it takes to be an advancement professional during the current pandemic (hint: a passion for making an impact partnered with tenacity and resilience).
info_outline Episode 41: Voices From the Field - A Conversation with Liz Allen 08/30/2021
Episode 41: Voices From the Field - A Conversation with Liz Allen Our guest for this episode is Liz Allen, Director of Communications and Marketing at Seoul Foreign School in South Korea. Backed by her global career and expertise in digital marketing, Liz shares her insights around social media, including which platforms are best for an institution to connect with current students, alumni, and their community. Furthermore, discover how Seoul Foreign School is showcasing their tradition and history in a modern era using digital media.
info_outline Episode 40: Voices From the Field - A Conversation with Sam Wu 08/23/2021
Episode 40: Voices From the Field - A Conversation with Sam Wu Our guest for this episode is Sam Wu, Associate Director of Alumni Giving at Singapore Management University (SMU). Through the efforts of Sam and his team, SMU was awarded Grand Gold in the 2021 Circle of Excellence Awards for their virtual fundraising campaign, SMOO Challenge. Sam shares about the campaign and how it has provided support for students in financial need. Hear his insights on what makes a fundraising campaign successful and what’s new about the SMOO Challenge coming in September 2021.
info_outline Episode 39: Voices From the Field - A Conversation with Freya Harding 08/16/2021
Episode 39: Voices From the Field - A Conversation with Freya Harding For this episode we are joined by Freya Harding, Development Coordinator at ClimateWorks Australia. As a participant and then institution mentor for the CASE Graduate Trainee Programme (GTP), Freya shares about her experience that includes a secondment in Mexico, as well as recommendations for future GTP trainees and host institutions. Also, listen in for insights on the relationship between climate change and philanthropy, and the key challenges for environmental charities in Australia.
info_outline Episode 38: Voices From the Field - A Conversation with Cheng Feng 08/09/2021
Episode 38: Voices From the Field - A Conversation with Cheng Feng Cheng Feng, Secretary General at Duke Kunshan University (DKU) Foundation and Senior Director of Development and Alumni Relations at DKU in Kunshan, China. Cheng shares how she went from working in marketing with the world’s largest cosmetic company L’Oréal, to a university that is eight years young. Hear about the general advancement landscape in China and DKU’s vision around educating future leaders to embrace creativity, innovation, and respecting the diverse cultures of the world.
info_outline Episode 37: Voices From the Field - A Conversation with Brendan Schneider 08/03/2021
Episode 37: Voices From the Field - A Conversation with Brendan Schneider In this episode, Brendan Schneider, Director of Advancement at Sewickley Academy and the Founder and CEO of SchneiderB Media Inc. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US, shares about the importance of media marketing in schools. Learn about inbound versus outbound marketing, and the book that Brendan believes all marketing professionals in educational institutions should have on their shelves. Hear recommendations on social media and digital advertising for schools.
info_outline Episode 36: Voices From the Field - A Conversation with Nuzhat Kamran 07/27/2021
Episode 36: Voices From the Field - A Conversation with Nuzhat Kamran Nuzhat Kamran, Director, Office of Advancement at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in Pakistan is our voice from the field for this episode. Hear about the LUMS national outreach programme 'Changing Destinies' that won the 2021 CASE Platinum Awards - Best Practices in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion category. Listen in to hear Nuzhat's insights into the philanthropic landscape of Pakistan and how LUMS navigates this to encourage donors to give.
info_outline Episode 35: Voices From the Field: A Conversation with Toni Lawrence 07/20/2021
Episode 35: Voices From the Field: A Conversation with Toni Lawrence Toni Lawrence, Director of Advancement at James Cook University (JCU) in Townsville, Australia joins us for this episode. Listen in to find out how Toni took her learnings from her early career work at Wendy Finerman Productions (producers of Forrest Gump and The Devil Wears Prada) and applied them to her roles in advancement. Hear about her experience when moving from a role at a large university in the United States to a smaller Australian institution, and the exciting things to come at JCU.
info_outline Episode 34: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Nick Jaffer 06/01/2021
Episode 34: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Nick Jaffer Our guest this episode is Nick Jaffer, President & CEO (Asia Pacific) at Global Philanthropic in Australia. Hear how Nick went from backpacking in Europe to a 30-year career in fundraising. Nick shares the themes from Global Philanthropic’s recent worldwide forum ‘Talking Philanthropy’ which focused on the philanthropic ecosystem in Asia. Hear how a more intentional approach to philanthropy is taking root in the region and why the government is critical in driving this change—in Asia and across the
info_outline Episode 33: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Adam Ruble 05/25/2021
Episode 33: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Adam Ruble Adam Ruble, Associate Director of Development – Student Affairs at Illinois State University, discusses his experience as a participant in the CASE Graduate Trainee Programme and being a fundraiser in both the United States and Australia. Listen in to find out why young advancement professionals are assets and what motivates them to stay within any one institution. Also hear Adam’s insights into the world of e-sports and its untapped potential for educational fundraising.
info_outline Episode 32: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Lea Sublett 05/18/2021
Episode 32: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Lea Sublett We welcome Lea Sublett, Manager of Alumni Affairs at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in this episode. With a career that has taken her from Australia to Vietnam and Saudi Arabia, Lea shares how a global career enriched with different cultural experiences has been achievable by working within advancement. Also, hear Lea’s advice for advancement professionals who want broaden their international experience.
info_outline Episode 31: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Jay Goulart 05/11/2021
Episode 31: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Jay Goulart Our guest is Jay Goulart, Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Gulliver Prep in Miami Florida, USA and now the founder of Big Philanthropy, and a recipient of the prestigious CASE Crystal Apple Award. During this episode, Jay shares his first encounter with cryptocurrency and how he received a philanthropic gift in Bitcoin. Hear his insights on how the relationship between cryptocurrency and fundraising is a natural progression for streamlining the transfer of value from donors to institutions.
info_outline Voces y Café 04/29/2021
Voces y Café Welcome to our fourth episode in Spanish from Latin America of Voces y Café (Voices in the field). In this episode, we invited Adriana Buiton to talk about the importance of data in education. Adriana is the Director of Advancement Services from S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation, USA.
info_outline Episode 30: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Cara Giacomini 04/27/2021
Episode 30: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Cara Giacomini Our guest for this episode is Cara Giacomini, Chief Research & Data Officer and leads the CASE AMAtlas team. Cara explains why the capturing and analyses of data is critical for institutions of any size, as well as the ‘where’ and ‘how’ to begin in incorporating data to understand your institution. Through explaining AMAtlas, Cara highlights how the Global Reporting Standards is creating a foundation for global benchmarking and what it means to be working in an ethical manner within advanceme
info_outline Episode 29: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Joel Terwilliger 04/20/2021
Episode 29: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Joel Terwilliger Joel Terwilliger, Alumni Relations Manager at The University of Auckland shares about the university’s campaign on the advocacy and awareness of volunteerism. Listen in to find out how encouraging alumni to donate an hour of their time per week can have a positive impact for students, society, and the environment. Hear Joel’s insights on how any institution can implement a volunteer-centric campaign inspire the next generation of change-makers.
info_outline Episode 28: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Bervyn Lee 04/13/2021
Episode 28: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Bervyn Lee Our guest for this episode is Bervyn Lee, Director of Alumni Relations at Singapore Management University (SMU). Bervyn shares how the words of a past Singapore Prime Minister triggered a shift in his outlook on life and legacy giving. Also, listen in to find out how Bervyn has initiated alumni and community surveys that will better enable SMU’s understanding of their community’s interests and affinity.
info_outline Episode 27: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Emma Silva 04/06/2021
Episode 27: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Emma Silva Join us for this episode with hosts Heather Hamilton and Brad Entwistle, along with guest Emma Silva, Director of Advancement at United Nations International School (UNIS) in Hanoi, Vietnam. Hear how Emma began her career in journalism and what led her to where she is now, working as an advancement leader in an international school. Also, hear her views on a new way of thinking around strategic planning and how the Vietnamese culture has helped to shape the goals and achievements of UNIS Hanoi.
info_outline Episode 26: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Jayasudha Bandi 03/30/2021
Episode 26: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Jayasudha Bandi In this episode, Jayasudha Bandi, Senior Manager of Alumni Career Services at Indian School of Business (ISB) shares her extensive experience in human resources prior to joining ISB. Listen in to find out how ISB works with alumni and recruiters and manages their programmes; the alumni and graduate recruitment landscape in India; as well as ISB's CASE Platinum Award entries for best practices in alumni relations.
info_outline Episode 25: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Ovidia Lim-Rajaram 03/23/2021
Episode 25: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Ovidia Lim-Rajaram Ovidia Lim-Rajaram, Chief Communications Officer at National University of Singapore, explores pertinent topics in communications and marketing (C&M). Listen in to find out what the letters M-O-B-I-L-E mean in reference to her thoughts around future trends and challenges in C&M; her top 3 tips for C&M professionals; what she values in being a part of the CASE community and the 2021 Asia-Pacific Advancement Conference (APAC); and the importance of having a 'living' strategy for your institution.
info_outline Standards Matter in Advancement: A Conversation About the CASE Global Reporting Standards 03/19/2021
Standards Matter in Advancement: A Conversation About the CASE Global Reporting Standards For the first time, the educational advancement profession worldwide has a global set of standards for its work. The recently published CASE Global Reporting Standards usher in a new era for transparency in educational philanthropy. This conversation with Matthew Eynon and Brian Hastings, President and CEO of the University of Nebraska Foundation, explains why the Standards are important.
info_outline Episode 24: Voices from the Field – A Conversation with Sinéad Collins 03/14/2021
Episode 24: Voices from the Field – A Conversation with Sinéad Collins Find out how Sinéad Collins, who started off as performing musician and teacher in London, end up as the Director of Engagement and External Relations at United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA) in Singapore; what international schools can do to cultivate diverse perspectives; why she took up the role of co-chair for 2021 Asia-Pacific Advancement Conference and what this means to her; the differences & similarities between higher education & schools in the advancement space; and UWCSEA's 2021 plans
info_outline Episode 23: Voices from the Field – A Conversation with Rime Sun 03/09/2021
Episode 23: Voices from the Field – A Conversation with Rime Sun Rime Sun, Director of Development at New York University, Shanghai, shares about her work at NYU Shanghai and an overview of the advancement landscape in China. Listen in for Rime’s career path and how she built NYU Shanghai’s development team from scratch. She also shares the strategies that have worked well for NYU Shanghai to engage with NYU Alumni in Asia-Pacific, including the annual Pan-Asia Alumni Conference; what she values in CASE; and projects that she and her team will be working on in 2021.
info_outline Voces y Cafe: A Conversation with Mireya Landacay 03/05/2021
Voces y Cafe: A Conversation with Mireya Landacay Welcome to our third episode in Spanish from Latin America of Voces y Café (Voices in the field). In this episode, we invited Mireya Landacay from UTPL Ecuador, to talk about virtual events and alumni engagement. Mireya is the alumni coordinator in UTPL, and she has a lot of experience working with virtual education. UTPL Ecuador is one of the Latin American institutions with more experience in distance education.
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.