On the show this week, an advancement pro that needs little introduction, Andy Shaindlin. Andy is a Senior Consultant with Grenzebach Glier and Associates. A specialist in alumni engagement that includes tenures at Brown, Michigan, Cal Tech, and Carnegie Mellon, along with a recent stint at Switchboard (our presenting sponsor), Andy has been a thought leader in the space for more than a decade. This is part one in a two-part interview with Andy. We talk about an array of topics from network platforms to the future of alumni associations. In Part 2, we’ll dig into engagement metrics.
This week’s episode features Joe Baker, Chief Advancement Officer at Calvert Hall College High School. Joe brings to the podcast a great career story working for his high school alma mater, an all-boys, private catholic school in Baltimore. He’s worked at Calvert Hall for the for more than 30 years first as a math teacher, then as assistant principal, and now as the advancement team lead. AL listeners will enjoy hearing from Joe. This addition of Advancement Legends has tips and advice for all small advancement shops.
What’s it like leading a small advancement team at an overseas independent school? How does it compare to higher ed? This week’s guest on the AL podcast is fully equipped to answer these questions and many more. Listeners will enjoy hearing from Emily Robin, the Director of Advancement at the American School in Paris. Prior to realizing a life’s dream in moving to France, Emily worked for advancement teams both at Bryn Mawr College and the University of Pennsylvania.