Currents, an award-winning magazine for CASE members, explores contemporary issues, trends and best practices in advancement. The magazine takes an interdisciplinary approach to education advancement, featuring articles on topics such as effective gift fundraising, the importance of storytelling, building connections with alumni of international schools, marketing to digitally savvy students and the necessity of creating a productive workplace culture.
Currents shines a light on institutions and individuals who are doing exceptional work and pushing the field of advancement forward.
What great ideas have in common are creativity and impact: the power to galvanize alumni, propel life-changing research, and tell moving stories. Inside this issue, explore CASE's Circle of Excellence Award winners, who are raising the bar in advancement. Celebrate and learn from their incredible ideas.
Opening Doors: How independent schools foster equity and access, and support diversity. Also in this issue: data storytelling, GDPR guidelines, and how to cultivate a culture of communication.
Breaking Barriers: How advancement professionals are meeting the challenges that face community colleges. Also, a shared identity of connecting alumni through affinity groups, and how alumni advocates are rallying alumni online, at the statehouse, and beyond.
Advancing to the top: How professionals from advancement fields found their way to top leadership roles. Plus, advancement professionals share how to avoid data pitfalls, and CASE celebrates 10 years of training the next generation of fundraisers.
Special Events Issue: From family picnics to campaign galas to regional alumni happy hours, special events can touch every corner of advancement. Let this special events-focused issue of Currents be your guide to planning and pulling off great events.
Changing herstory: Female presidents are writing new chapters at historically black institutions. Plus, the key to making data-driven decisions and expert tips to avert legal issues.
January-February 2019 issue of Currents: How international schools build global connections that last. Plus, the case for hiring slow, a look at how one new college president cultivates campus ties and a guide for hosting a board retreat.
November-December 2018 of Currents: Winners of the 2018 Circle of Excellence Grand Gold Awards. Institutions explore new ways to market to a digitally savvy generation of students and the importance of creating a healthy and productive workplace culture.
September-October 2018 issue of Currents: How storytelling can deepen donor relationships. Ways that community colleges can foster lifelong relationships with alumni and supporting women's growing influence in philanthropy.
July-August 2018 issue of Currents: The untapped superpowers of alumni employees, the importance of data protection, and how to relieve donor fatigue and reinvigorate donors.
May-June 2018 issue of Currents: Tips on safeguarding your mental well-being at work. Facing the issue of diversity in the advancement field and preparing for the next generation and how institutions can leverage their physical location to attract students.