January 11, 2013
CCAE wishes all members and friends a Happy New Year!
The CCAE President, Board and staff hope each of you enjoyed a festive holiday season of merriment, fellowship and relaxation. For 2013, we wish you health, happiness and productivity.
The year 2013 marks CCAE’s 20th anniversary, and your Canadian advancement association will be celebrating all year. In future issues of E-News, look for items from CCAE’s past that will rekindle memories for many and will demonstrate how CCAE has grown and changed along with our profession.
TD Fellowships in Advancement Deadline: January 15, 2013
Just days remain to apply for TD Fellowships in Advancement. The application deadline is January 15, 2013. Selection and notification of the Fellows will be completed by February 15, 2013.
Every advancement shop would be delighted to add fresh talent to its operations while not straining already tight financial resources. CCAE and TD Bank offer CCAE member institutions a golden opportunity through the prestigious TD Fellowships in Advancement.
Two Fellowships, each valued at $37,500, are awarded annually to CCAE member institutions. Now entering their 15th year, TD Fellowships have opened the door to scores of successful new advancement careers while building capacity in the Canadian advancement profession.
The TD Fellowships in Advancement support institutions in attracting newcomers into advancement. Two Fellows, selected by a CCAE panel, will follow a program designed by their host institution to provide them with practical experience in at least two of the major areas of advancement: alumni relations, development, communications / marketing, and student recruitment.
The Fellowships provide financial support towards salary and professional development expenses for the 12-month period of June 1, 2013 – May 31, 2014. The Fellows attend two CCAE National Conferences, at the start and the end of their Fellowship year.
Call for Expressions of Interest: CCAE Board of Directors
Deadline for applications and nominations: Friday, February 15, 2013
Chair of the Nominating Committee, Past-President Mary Williams, invites CCAE members to consider recommending a colleague or themselves to serve on the CCAE Board of Directors or on any of its committees.
Members of the Board represent a broad cross-section of regions and advancement disciplines. The Board is responsible for the overall governance of the organization, including strategic and fiduciary oversight. The deadline for expressions of interest is Friday, February 15, 2013. More information and the on- line nomination form will be posted on the CCAE website shortly.
Successful nominees will demonstrate primary competency in governance and proven leadership in educational advancement. Please attach a copy of the nominee’s resumé with the on-line nomination form.
CCAE Prix d'Excellence and Distinguished Service Awards deadline: March 8, 2013
All recipients will be honoured at the 2013 CCAE National Conference in St. John's.
The annual Prix d'Excellence awards program recognizes excellence across all advancement disciplines: alumni affairs, communications/marketing, development, student recruitment and overall institutional advancement.
Entries are assessed by advancement staff. All entrants receive constructive comments from people who have taken a thorough and thoughtful look at each submission.
Distinguished Service Awards recognize the accomplishments of advancement professionals and friends of education. There are three categories of these awards:
- The Outstanding Achievement Award, supported by Manulife Financial, recognizes a current or recent CCAE member who has made extraordinary contributions to the field of educational advancement over a number of years. The recipient is recognized both for exemplifying the highest ideals of the advancement profession and for dedicated mentoring of others in the field.
- The Friend of Education Award, supported by The Offord Group, recognizes outstanding service or commitment to post-secondary or independent school education by a volunteer, organization, foundation, corporation or publication. The recipient will have made a significant contribution in a leadership role to the cause of institutional advancement or education in Canada.
- Rising Star Awards are designated for professionals with three to five years' experience in educational advancement who demonstrate achievements, accomplishments, early success and commitment in the advancement field.
Upcoming CCAE Regional Workshops Schedule: Development for Deans and Academic Leaders
CCAE 2012-13 Regional Workshop Series Presenting Partner:
Response to date has shown that Development for Deans and Academic Leaders is a topic that resonates with advancement shops and academic leaders across Canada. CCAE’s Pacific Region Workshop on November 1, 2012 in Vancouver, and the Ontario Region Workshop on November 16 in Toronto, were both filled to capacity with deeply engaged participants.
CCAE is grateful for Roger Trull’s masterful work as Chair; brilliant presentations by Lorna Somers; and on-the-ground insights from local teams representing both advancement and academia.
Plan to attend one the remaining three Regional Workshops (Prairies, Quebec and Atlantic) in spring 2013.
March 4, 2013 – Calgary, AB
April 4, 2013 – Montreal, QC
April 12, 2013 – Halifax, NS
2013 CCAE Webinar Series
Designed in consultation with volunteer leaders across Canada, the 2013 CCAE Webinar Series will provide practical, timely information for advancement staff at any experience level, in every sector of Canadian education. All CCAE webinars run from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Payment for one registration in the Webinar is valid for all advancement staff at a single site.
By popular demand, 3 of the 4 webinars are targeted to alumni relations professionals.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 – Alumni Branch Events
Tuesday, March 26 – Support Services & Resources for Alumni Branch Events
Tuesday, April 23 – How to Support and Resource Special Interest, Reunion and Other Alumni Groups
Tuesday, May 14 – Athletics Advancement
Details and registration for 2013 CCAE Webinar Series will be available later in January.
Senior Leaders Workshop: March 1, 2013
Executive Directors and Vice–Presidents of Advancement, please save the date of Friday, March 1, 2013 to attend CCAE's acclaimed annual Senior Leaders Workshop in Toronto.
You will receive an exclusive e–mail invitation with details of the workshop. Plan to be part of this valuable opportunity to learn and share with your peers in the leadership of Canadian advancement.
CCAE Supports PURE Philanthropy Conference
February 7 – 8, 2013 , in Toronto
PURE Philanthropy is a new think–tank conference bringing together fundraising innovators, philanthropists and emerging social thought leaders in the rapidly evolving new paradigm of philanthropy in Canada and around the world. CCAE is proud to be associated with this important event, and very grateful that at least one of our members will benefit from a bursary sponsored by the conference.
The conference will focus on proven strategies for conducting and managing a successful major gift fundraising campaign.
Proceeds from PURE Philanthropy will fund a bursary for at least one 2013 CCAE National Conference registration.
For more details and to register, visit the PURE Philanthropy website.
2013 CCAE National Conference
Come Together . . . Right Now!
Sharing ideas on the changing seascape of advancement
St. John's, Newfoundland – June 8 – 10, 2013
Delta St. John’s Hotel and Conference Centre
Pre-Conference for New Professionals in Advancement: June 7, 2013
Registration is Now Open!
Register now to attend Canada's premier professional development event for advancement staff at all levels, from all regions and disciplines, representing universities, colleges, independent schools, and cégeps.
View the 2013 CCAE National Conference video!
See what the Steering Committee has in store, and you'll know you need to join us on The Rock in June 2013.
Book your room at the Delta St. John’s now, using this link.
Note: We suggest you book your travel to St. John's as early as possible to ensure the best selection of flight and car rental options.
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