RAISE Podcast: James Langley, Langley Innovations

On this episode of the RAISE podcast, Brent sits down with an Advancement Great. Jim Langley is the President of Langley Innovations, a title he earned after 30 years in the higher ed advancement space. Check out this recap featuring our favorite takeaways from the episode, and how to tune in yourself!     Here […]

RAISE Podcast: Greg Knott, University of Connecticut

On this episode of the podcast, Brent gets a Planned Giving crash course from Greg Knott, Senior Director of Principal and Planned Gifts at the University of Connecticut.   This episode is for you if… You want to catch a “Planned Giving 101” session. You’re interested in the basics of annuities, tax optimization, DAFs, and […]

RAISE Podcast: Amanda Trabue, Western Kentucky University

On this episode of the RAISE podcast, Brent catches up with Amanda Trabue, Vice President of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement at Western Kentucky University. Check out this recap featuring our favorite takeaways from the episode, and how to tune in yourself!     This episode is for you if you… Just changed jobs (or plan […]

RAISE Podcast: Diane MacGillivray, Northeastern University

On this episode of the RAISE podcast, Brent connects with Diane MacGillivray, Senior Vice President for University Advancement at Northeastern University. Check out this recap featuring our favorite takeaways from the episode, and how to tune in yourself!     Here are some highlights from the episode… Diane really does not like working from home. […]

RAISE Podcast: Brandon Busteed, Kaplan University Partners

On this episode of the RAISE podcast, Brent connects with Brandon Busteed, President of University Partnerships and Global Head of Learn-Work Innovation at Kaplan.   Highlights of this episode Brandon chose to attend Duke because the track coach, Al Buehler, told him, “I don’t care what kind of athlete you become here. What I most care […]

Recipe for a Successful Donor Experience Program

Whether it’s Brent baking in his RV or sharing our team’s favorite cookies, we’re all about the best recipes. We’re also all about helping advancement teams cook up ways to develop authentic, personal relationships with 1,000s more major gift donors.  This is what donor experience programs are about. And today we’re giving away our secret […]

RAISE Podcast: Falling Into Philanthropy, Anne Dean

Episode 31: Falling Into Philanthropy Subscribe: iTunes/Stitcher/Spotify On this episode of the RAISE Podcast Brent caught up with Anne Dean, the Managing Director of Research and Relationship Management at George Washington University. Outside of work Anne started as an alumni chapter leader in San Diego, at work she has accelerated into one of the top […]

RAISE Podcast: Knowing What Comes Next, Krista Allen Raney

Episode 30: Knowing What Comes Next Subscribe: iTunes/Stitcher/Spotify Age should not be perceived as a limiting factor in the advancement sector. That’s what the LSU foundation’s VP of development Krista Raney believes, and she’s made incredible strides early in her career. Krista’s experience shows that by combining a great attitude, a strong work ethic, professional […]

RAISE Podcast: Always Ask, “Why Not?”, Dan Lugo

Episode 29: Always Ask, “Why Not?” Subscribe: iTunes/Stitcher/Spotify We are thrilled to host our first university president, Dan Lugo from Queens University of Charlotte on the RAISE podcast. Dan has a fascinating story that reflects some of the great aspects of higher education. From his humble beginnings as the youngest of four children in Saint […]

Hosting a virtual event? You’re not doing it right unless…

A couple weeks ago, we talked with leaders at the University of Virginia about their shift to digital events. They pivoted quickly and in 40 days, the university and its regional clubs hosted 41 events. They engaged thousands of alumni — even more than they did during the basketball team’s 2019 national championship run. All […]

RAISE Podcast: Making a Career out of Advancement, Matthew Lambert

Episode 28: Making a Career out of Advancement Subscribe: iTunes/Stitcher/Spotify We recently caught up with Matthew Lambert, VP for University Advancement at William & Mary. Engaging students, alumni, parents and friends, corporations and foundations, and faculty and staff, is critical to William & Mary’s future. Matthew and his team in University Advancement strive to foster […]

RAISE Podcast: Raise Smarter, Lynette Marshall

Episode 27: Raise Smarter Subscribe: iTunes/Stitcher/Spotify Brent is joined by Lynette Marshall, President and Chief Executive Officer of the University of Iowa Center for Advancement. This episode was recorded early on in the COVID-19 crisis, at a time when they were both adjusting to their new work from home environments. We loved hearing about her […]