Alumni Trending is a podcast that explores the issues that higher education advancement professionals face each day. From episode to episode, you hear the voices of our profession discussing the challenges and opportunities they face and the innovative and creative solutions they deploy. As advancement professionals, we are here to lead a movement, a mobilization of our alumni in service to their alma mater. Listen for ideas. Listen for inspiration. Listen for professional development. Subscribe to Alumni Trending on your favorite podcast app today.
AT27. Examining How Alumni Make Sense of Their Relationships with their Alma Maters with Dr. Kevin Fleming
Today, I talk with Dr. Kevin Fleming, Co-Founder and CEO of Prosper, a consulting firm that provides guidance to nonprofit organizations to transform their engagement and philanthropic programs, specializing in fundraising practice, Board management, volunteer programs, event planning, and communications. Today’s trend lines include: – student experience is the strongest indicator of alumni involvement, – pots of water framework for alumni engagement, and – trends in higher education.
AT26. Advancement through the eyes of a new professional, CASE resident Alisha Hartley
What's Up Trendsetters! Today, I talk with Alisha Hartley, CASE resident and Assistant Director of Leadership Giving at Penn State. Today's trend lines include: - perspective of a new professional, - self-care and grace, - CASE residency program, and - development in Covid times.
AT25. Leadership in Challenging Times with Mo Cotton Kelly
Today, I talk with Mo Cotton Kelly, the Vice President for Alumni Relations and Communications at the UConn Foundation Today's trend lines include: - COVID-19 engagement, - UConn's advancement model, and - Leadership in Challenging Times.
AT24. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Dr. Anthony McAdoo
What's Up Trendsetters! Today, I talk with Dr. Anthony McAdoo, the Executive Director of the WKU Alumni Association. Today's trend lines include: - COVID-19 innovation, - the new WKU Alumni diversity, equity and inclusion council, and - his advice to new professionals Bio Dr. Anthony McAdoo currently serves as the Executive Director of the WKU Alumni Association. He holds three degrees in agriculture and education from the University of Arkansas, including a doctorate in higher education leadership. As a 21-year professional in higher education, Anthony has spent the last 18 years in alumni relations in progressive leadership roles. He served 10 years at the University of Arkansas Alumni Association where he oversaw all programming and engagement opportunities for alumni. After serving the University of Oregon as the Assistant Vice President for Advancement and Senior Director for the University of Oregon Alumni Association, Anthony moved to the Hill in June 2016.
AT23. Engaging Graduate and Doctoral Alumni
What's Up Trendsetters! Today, I talk with a panel of experts about engaging graduate and doctoral alumni from alumni relations, career development, and philanthropic perspectives. Our panelists include: Anna De Cheke Qualls, Director of External and Alumni Relations, Graduate School, University of Maryland (Linkedin) Natalie Lundsteen, Assistant Dean for Career and Professional Development, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Past President of the Graduate Career Consortium (Linkedin) Tiffanie Purvis, Director, Office of Gift Planning, University of Maryland (Linkedin) Our trend lines include: what makes graduate and doctoral alumni unique, examples of impactful engagement and philanthropic projects, and issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education.
AT22. Alumni Career Services with People Grove CEO Adam Saven and Jen Pollard, Interim Executive Director Wellesley College Career Education
Today’s trend lines with People Grove CEO Adam Saven and Jen Pollard, Interim Executive Director Wellesley College Career Education, include: using technology to scale career services; making technology decisions; COVID-19 collaboration for innovation; micro-internships and gig projects sourced from alumni for students. About Adam Saven About Jen Pollard
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Informative & Entertaining!
I love listening to these podcasts! Paul brings together experts from all areas of the industry for thought-provoking insights into our profession, told through entertaining and enjoyable dialogue. It’s a great listen!
I enjoy this podcast so much! I’ve learned so much from the professionals Paul has interviewed. Thank you for creating this platform. It has helped young professionals, like me, stay up to date with what’s going on in Development. Let’s continue to trend upward!
Inclusive and thorough
This podcast is much needed - it’s so important to cover the diverse landscape of development and alumni engagement. Paul does a great job of covering a variety of topics and spaces - for example from graduate alumni to niche programming. It’s an easy listen and the speakers so far have been informative. I’ve been able to glean 1-2 helpful (and reachable) ideas from each episode. In the recent emergence of a virtual environment (and no conferences), this platform can enhance our collective work and drive our craft forward.