Announcing a New Partnership Between NAIS and CASE

We are excited to announce that NAIS and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) have entered into a new data collaboration—an effort to provide schools with more comprehensive, standardized advancement data. NAIS and CASE have worked together to update advancement survey questions to align with global standards, and starting in summer 2022, schools will only have to enter their advancement data once a year and into a single source: NAIS’s Data and Analysis for School Leadership (DASL). 

Please read through our FAQs below for more information. We hope this streamlined data collection process saves you time and effort, as is our mission to continue supporting independent schools in any way we can. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How will I access DASL?
Visit to log into the system. Log in with your NAIS/DASL credentials. 

If I’ve previously used DASL, how will my data entry process change?
Your data entry process will be the same. What will change are the questions and definitions in the advancement section of the survey. 

How will the advancement questions be different?
NAIS and CASE have worked together to update the advancement-related questions in DASL to align with the CASE Global Reporting Standards and the Core Philanthropy Metrics.

What are the CASE Global Reporting Standards?
CASE’s Global Reporting Standards is a standard worldwide counting methodology for advancement. DASL questions will be updated to align with these standards. This will allow schools to more comprehensively benchmark against their peers, providing a more complete snapshot of their school's financial and engagement health. 

What do I need to do to have my data ready for data entry season this summer?
Starting this spring, NAIS and CASE will provide information resources and webinars to help you prepare your data for data entry.

How will I benchmark and pull reports? 
You will be able to benchmark and pull reports using the tools in DASL. If you are a CASE member, you’ll also be able to pull reports using CASE’s benchmarking and reporting systems.

Can I still access my school’s historic data? 
Yes. You will be able to access historical data through DASL. If you are a CASE member, you’ll also be able to access your historical data through CASE’s benchmarking and reporting systems.

My school is a CASE member, but not an NAIS member. What does this change mean for me? Is there an additional cost?
You will now enter advancement-related in DASL instead of CASE’s system. Once data entry is done and the data are scrubbed by NAIS and CASE, your data will copy into CASE’s system. You’ll be able to pull reports in the CASE systems, in addition to having access to reporting offered in DASL. There is no additional cost to use DASL. 

My school has membership with CASE and NAIS. What does this change mean for me?
You will now only have to enter advancement-related data once, in DASL. Your data will transfer to CASE at the end of the data entry period, and you will still have access to the reporting through both DASL and CASE’s system.

What key dates and deadlines should I know about?
Data collection opens in Summer 2022 and closes in October. Data are released and copied to CASE starting in November. 

What is happening to CASE’s VSE survey for schools?
Now, CASE schools do not need to complete the VSE. Instead, they should complete the annual data collection process in DASL. Be assured, though, that the data in DASL will now contain aspects of the VSE and CASE’s Global Reporting Standards and Metrics.  

DASL Timeline

  • Spring 2022: Attend a webinar to better understand global reporting standards and learn how to prepare your data for data entry. Dates coming soon! 
  • Summer 2022: Data entry opens. Enter your data by the October deadline.
  • November 2022: Gain access to your data and begin benchmarking and reporting in both DASL and the CASE systems.
CASE members: Find more information and FAQs on the CASE website here.