A Wealth of PD and Networking:
In This Issue
Registration is now open for all 2016 - 17 CCAE Workshops and Summits. These one- or two-day events will hone your skills and grow your connections through the best in Canadian PD.
December 2, 2016 at Marianopolis College, Montreal, QC
This unprecedented workshop is a must-attend for advancement professionals who work with francophone constituents anywhere in Canada.
January 26 & 27, Radisson Hotel Toronto, Toronto, ON
Explore issues at the core of today’s Canadian independent school advancement and learn tried and tested, as well as innovative and new practices.
February 2 & 3, 2017, Oakham House at Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
Presenting Partner: iA Financial Group
Geared to all AR professionals with 8+ years of experience, this is the collaborative forum for discussion of trends, challenges and break-throughs in the profession.
April 6 & 7, 2017, Calgary, AB
Strategize with peers and external experts about the most effective ways to reach target audiences through a mix of best practices, demographic analysis and new tools.
Spring 2017, Halifax, NS
Explore ways to engage students, connect them to their institution before they leave, and retain their affinity for years to come.
Giving Tuesday is November 29, 2016. CCAE is proud to be among the 5,075 partners of Giving Tuesday Canada. Join in and let CCAE know how your school plans to make a difference on a day that celebrates giving and community support during the frenzied season of holiday shopping.
Maclean’s Magazine releases 2017 university rankings. The annual anxiety over Maclean’s Magazine’s ranking of Canadian universities peaked with the release of 2017 rankings on October 26. In the Medical / Doctoral category, those ranked 1 - 5 are (in order) McGill, Toronto, UBC, Queen’s, Alberta. Top Comprehensive schools are Simon Fraser, Waterloo, Victoria, Guelph, Carleton. In Primarily Undergraduate, the top 5 are UNBC, Mount Allison, Lethbridge, Trent, Acadia.
Canada as the model for university - industry partnerships. The Chief Business Development Officer of Mitacs (a national, not-for-profit organization that connects top-level research with private-sector needs) claims Canada is the world leader in academic / industry partnerships. Eric Bosco says “we are way ahead of other countries when it comes to forging these alliances,” citing three examples among over 5,000 such partnerships.
How to make sure your Major Gift Officer fails. LinkedIn published a tongue-in-cheek post (by someone whose position at a U.S. business school is “Change Leader”) titled “Top 8 Ways to Ensure Your Major Gift Officer Fails.” Tips include isolating the MGO from organizational leaders; hiring what you like - not what you evaluate; making the person multi-task in PR, events, and marketing; and keeping the pay low - after all, “anyone can do development.”
NAIT receives its largest ever donation from its students. Northern Alberta Institute of Technology received $5 million from its own student association, the largest donation in the school's history. NAITSA announced its donation during the grand opening of NAIT's new Centre for Applied Technology. Students voted in February 2016 to approve the gift (to be paid out in installments through 2021), with 93% approving.
5 of Canada’s top-ranked 10 research colleges are cégeps. Research Infosource released its ranking of Canada’s 2016 Top 50 Research Colleges. Five of the top 10 are Quebec cégeps. Ranked 1 through 3 are Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe, Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles and Lambton College.
CCAeLearning offers ideas to advance in your work and your career, presented by 2016 CCAE Prix d’Excellence recipients. All CCAeLearning sessions are FREE to CCAE members.
Print is alive, thriving and much appreciated by readers, according to the CCAeLearning webinar Is Print Dead? Not if You Ask Us on October 28, 2016.
2016 CCAE Prix d’Excellence recipients Branksome Hall and University of Alberta made a strong case for the value of print in our digital age. Readership surveys showed, for example, that 85% of Branksome Hall alumnae read all or most issues of their annual magazine, while 90% of readers of UAlberta’s New Trail prefer the print magazine over the online version.
Key advice to create and sustain your school’s print popularity:
The holidays are just over a month away. During this busy season, plan ahead to benefit from 2017 CCAE Awards and TD Fellowships in Advancement.
Note the following deadlines as you review your best work of 2016, nominate those who deserve recognition and prepare your TD Fellowship program.
TD Fellowships in Advancement
2017 Prix d’Excellence
Distinguished Service Awards