In this episode of the AL podcast, host Ryan Catherwood and Almabase Co-Founder, Kalyan Varma chat about the future of engagement and the challenges facing small advancement teams. In this second episode in the “small shops” series, we focus on conversations and solutions for teams with around 10 staff members. Kalyan shares his pathway from college in his native India to ed tech in San Fran with a stop on Wall Street in NYC via Goldman Sachs.
What’s it like working for an Australian university in the United States? What’s the landscape like for advancement pros in the Asia-Pacific region when it comes to engagement and building campaigns? This episode of Advancement Legends features Gina Wheatcroft, Senior Advancement Advisor for the University of Queensland North America Foundation. With over two decades of alumni engagement experience including 16 years leading the team at her alma mater, the University of Alberta, Gina is one of the best in the business.
What’s a Global Networks unit? It’s a unique and forward-thinking advancement alignment that merges together alumni engagement, annual giving, career services and corporate/industry relations under one senior leader. And it’s the future! Or at least that’s what Brandon Buzbee and the Advancement team at the University of Denver are thinking. In this week’s episode hear Brandon and Ryan’s discussion about this alignment and the challenges bringing all the pieces together.