• Research & Trends

    CAAE commissioned the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy to conduct a scan of literature on the broad topic of alumni relations and advancement.  

    CAAE has developed a crowd-sourced whitepaper, Toward a Definition and Taxonomy for Alumni Engagement is a CAAE-developed whitepaper that seeks to provide a common language and lexicon for alumni relations.   

    A Second-Century Framework for Alumni Relations, to provide a framework for alumni relations as the profession enters its second century.  

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  • News & Resources

    In 2014 giving from alumni increased 9.4% but participation declined to 8.3% according the The Council for Aid to Education.    

    More than 80% of marketing executives say they need to restructure to better support their business according to a report published by the Economist Intelligence Unit.   

    Forty-six percent of institution heads use social media in their official roles according to a survey conducted by Huron Education and mStoner in partnership with CASE.   


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