Become a Host Institution
Since 2018, our CASE member institutions have benefited from the smart, passionate and high-caliber participants in the Graduate Trainee Program US/Canada. Many hiring managers find the program a great way to spot talent and build their advancement pipeline. The majority of our host institutions go on to hire Graduate Trainees into permanent fundraising positions after the completion of the year-long program.
- Employment on a 50‐week contract. Graduate Trainees receive salary and benefits determined by their host institution placement in conjunction with the institution’s entry-level pay and grading structure (July 2021 - June 2022)
- A senior member of staff and an onsite mentor to oversee the Graduate Trainee’s development
- A designated staff person who will be both the Graduate Trainee’s and CASE's main point of contact at the host site
- In-person and virtual conferences including:
- Introduction to Fundraising Bootcamp at the start of the Graduate Trainee Program
- Summer Institute for Educational Fundraising
- CASE District Conference
- Select CASE virtual conferences and seminars
- Monthly eLearning curriculum designed for entry level fundraisers
- CASE Staff Member: A dedicated staff member is assigned to the program. The CASE team member provides support to both the Graduate Trainees and the hosts throughout the year.
- Graduate Trainee Recruitment: CASE recruits candidates, manages and supports host institutions in the recruitment, assessment and selection of Graduate Trainees.
The fee to participate for the 2021-22 program is $7500 per Graduate Trainee. If you are interested in hosting a CASE Graduate Trainee, contact Robyn Neeley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CASE Graduate Trainee Program US/Canada has provided Ohio University with an extraordinary tool for recruiting from a diverse pool of talented, motivated new professionals who are genuinely and passionately interested in building careers in university advancement. The energy, curiosity, commitment, and professional contributions of our Graduate Trainees have been overwhelmingly positive. We look forward to welcoming these new professionals to our team each year; but, picking just one is always a challenge!
Inclusivity is one of the Oregon State University Foundation’s core values, and we recognize the vital importance of growing that sense of inclusion as well as increasing diversity in our profession. As the demographics of our constituent base shift, our ability to form meaningful relationships depends on having professionals from diverse backgrounds. We are excited about the way the CASE Graduate Trainee Program springboards participants into their careers, welcoming them into a space where they feel valued and they add value.