The VSE Survey Report collects detailed information from colleges, universities, and private elementary and secondary schools on private gifts and grants received from alumni, parents, other individuals, foundations, corporations, and other organizations. In addition to gift income, the survey gathers data on enrollment, endowment market value, and educational and general expenditures from each institution. Independent schools are asked to provide a total advancement program expenditure figure as well.
Participation in the survey is voluntary. Reporting is consistent with the guidelines set forth in CASE Management Reporting Standards: Standards for Annual Giving and Campaigns in Educational Fund Raising, 1996, available from CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education, 202-328-5900, www.case.org).
Please note that not all sections of the survey are calculated in The Raiser's Edge. Also, not all gift types are calculated. For example, The Raiser's Edge does not include calculation for deferred gifts such as planned giving. For official sample reports and supplemental information, see the VSE website at www.cae.org.
For more information about The Raiser's Edge 6 and the CAE report, review the CAE Report Release Guide (PDF).
For more information about The Raiser's Edge 7 and the VSE report, review the Reports Guide (PDF).