RAISE Podcast: Stephen Rodriguez, Brandeis University

Stephen Rodriguez Brandeiz

On this episode of the RAISE podcast, Brent talks with Stephen Rodriguez, Associate Vice President for Development at Brandeis University. Stephen shares his experience playing saxophone on a cruise ship, taking 200 dives in 18 months to get his scuba diving cert, and the path to his first job in development. Other topics on the […]

RAISE Podcast: Andy Jhanji, Florida State University

Andy Jhanji, FSU - RAISE Podcast

On this week’s episode of RAISE Podcast, Brent talks with Andy Jhanji, Interim Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Vice President of the Florida State University Foundation. Andy discusses the intersection of our personal and professional lives, how we can really make a difference through advancement work, and shares some valuable insights on the […]

RAISE Podcast: Deb Taft, Lindauer

RAISE Podcast: Deb Taft

On this episode of the RAISE Podcast, Brent talks with Deb Taft, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Owner of Lindauer. Deb shares her experience with the independent school sector, from attending Phillips Exeter Academy (one of EverTrue’s first and longest-standing partners!) to working with Beaver Country Day Schools, and others. Brent and Deb also discuss Covid’s lasting […]

RAISE Podcast, “Host the Host” Edition: Brent Grinna x JD Beebe

RAISE Podcast - host the host

Brent Grinna has hosted over 100 Advancement greats on the RAISE Podcast. JD Beebe, founder of ThankView and now-president of EverTrue, was one of those first 100 guests, and he and Brent had a lot of fun with his episode of the RAISE podcast. This week, JD turns the tables and asks Brent to share […]

RAISE Podcast: Louis Diez, Muhlenberg College

Louis Diez, Muhlenberg

On this episode of the RAISE podcast, Brent chats with Louis Diez, Executive Director of Annual Giving at Muhlenberg College and Founder of the Donor Participation Project.  When national donor counts and alumni participation dropped after COVID hit, Louis wanted to bring advancement folks together to discuss trends and share ideas about how to turn […]