CASE-CCAE Support of Education Survey, Canada

 

Participate in the 3rd edition of the CASE-CCAE Support of Education Survey

The 3rd edition of the CASE-CCAE Support of Education Survey, Canada is open! The new timeframe will allow for the data to be released and received earlier than past years, allowing your and your institution to take action quicker and with more confidence.

Participating provides your institution with invaluable data, and the insights gained give you access to understand your full philanthropic potential within your advancement processes and strategies. Data from the 2020 survey will be critical in understanding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on philanthropic support for higher education and enable institutions to benchmark their fundraising for this extraordinary year and into the future.

Institutions that did not participate in both 2018 and 2019 have the opportunity to submit data for missed years so that they can benchmark year-over-year from 2018 through 2020. 

Take advantage of this exceptional opportunity and dive deep into your current fundraising operations that stem from numerous data points including:

  • The value and impact of fundraising efforts per student and per staff member
  • Gift sources and purposes of funds secured
  • Donor sources, counts and impact
  • Benchmarking against peers
  • Year over year tracking (New* non-past participants can request 2018/19 data to be added)

Involve your institution in the third year of the survey by contacting Mark Hazlett haz@ccaecanada.org or David Bass dbass@case.org, or visit case.org for a complete guide to the set-up process and the survey findings.

Sign up for the 2020 CASE-CCAE Survey

The deadline to complete the survey is October 9, 2020.


2019 Results

In collaboration with CASE, CCAE has released the final report of the 2nd edition of the CASE-CCAE Support of Education Survey, Canada, in which there was 34 returning institutions that participated, along with 11 new institutions, for a total of 45 participants.

2019 marks the first occurrence of year-over-year data analysis against the inaugural year’s results.

The insights from the report enabled by the survey are of game-changing value to CCAE members & advancement professionals across the nation. Institutions that participated in the survey secured over $1.7 billion (cdn) (2018 = $1.5B from 48 schools) in private support from over 260,000 individual and institutional donors. Further to note is that the funds secured per full-time students in 2019 was $2,100, whereas, 2018 saw $1,724. This is indicative of how institutions are increasing philanthropy gains and creating true value in the Canadian charitable sector.

Read the full report below for more information, trends and highlights:

2019 CASE-CCAE Support of Education Report

 

Past Chair of the CCAE Board, Gillian Morrison, shares insights on the results of the 2nd edition of the Survey, and why your institution should participate in the 3rd edition beginning this July 2020.

 

The Survey

The CASE-CCAE Support of Education Survey, Canada, and its results is the first of its kind in Canada. It provides comprehensive data on fundraising and charitable giving to Canadian colleges, institutes and universities, filling a major information gap for Canadian philanthropic efforts.

The survey is designed to accommodate advancement shops of all sizes by identifying a small number of core data points to be submitted by all participants and optional questions for those interested.

Participating institutions gain complimentary access to detailed survey results using CASE’s online Benchmarking Toolkit.

Key Benefits

Survey participants are able to:

  • Identify strengths and opportunities in their fundraising programs
  • Identify comparison groups and find what is a reasonable fundraising growth rate for your institution.
  • Track their performance year-over-year and build fundraising capacity.
  • Use the data collected to guide and validate strategic management decisions
  • Use the data collected to demonstrate the value and impact of advancement to institutional leaders and supporters.

 

Learn from new and past participants

 

Global Impact

Similar surveys conducted by CASE in the UK and Australia have become the authoritative source of data on philanthropic support of higher education in those regions.  Through CCAE & CASE, Canada now joins this global philanthropic movement.

Resources

Survey Contact Form
CASE website
Supporting Documents
2018 Project Advisors
Voluntary Support of Education: Trends in Alumni Giving

 

In collaboration with CASE, CCAE has released the first authoritative report on Charitable Giving in Canadian Higher Education.

2018 marked the inaugural year of the CASE-CCAE Survey of Charitable Giving to Canadian Higher Education, with 48 universities, colleges and institutes across Canada participating.

The insights from the report enabled by the survey are of game-changing value to CCAE members & advancement professionals across the nation. Institutions that participated in the survey secured over $1.5 billion (cdn) in private support from over 320,000 individual and institutional donors. Read the full report below for more information:

2018 CASE-CCAE Charitable Giving Report
2018 CASE-CCAE Key Findings Document