Two weeks after departing CASE-NAIS 2013, our team ventured just a few blocks away from our HQ to this year’s CASE DI conference at the Westin Copley Boston. With over 800 advancement professionals from the New England Region, CASE DI proved to be an amazing occasion to meet with leaders in this space that are as committed as we are to advancing their fundraising and FUNraising initiatives.Julie Nugent from St. Mark’s School presents in “So You Think You Can Mobile”
When we arrived to CASEDI we were instantly greeted by Michael Randall of Salem State University, and felt welcomed throughout the conference by new friends such as Meredith Caruso of Harvard University, Christine Pina of Hartford University and Jessica Bolton of FirstGiving. We were delighted to see our peers Christine Tempesta and Shane Dunn of MIT, who did a fantastic job of managing the conference. It was great to reconnect with Jim Husson of my alma mater, Boston College, along with so many of our partners in the sector.
The presentations at this CASE conference did not disappoint. From a keynote by Andy Goodman that nailed the concepts of storytelling, to an enlightening session by Bill Bennett of Wellesley College and Melanie Demaris of Assumption College on “Turning Yourself into a Major Gifts Fundraiser,” we felt that #CASED1 had an excellent line-up. In particular, we were grateful for the mention and insights from Julie Nugent of St. Mark’s School, along with Enza Vescera and Molly Feeley of Tufts University. We enjoyed hearing their perspective on the mobile landscape.
We had the great opportunity to present with our friends Lauri West and Tina Pickering of St. Paul’s School. Instead of focusing on a “mobile first” strategy, we focused on how we can re-imagine advancement in a mobile-centric world. If mobile can transform everything from thermostats to annual physicals, what does it mean for institutional advancement? We highlighted ways alumni volunteers, gift officers and reunion coordinators can use social and mobile technology to be more effective than ever before.
Here’s the full presentation below: