Higher Ed Advancement has seen dramatic changes over the past 20 years. During this time, Andy Shaindlin (@alumnifutures) has been a forward thinking observer, analyst, and change agent, encouraging not just his own institutions but also the Advancement professions to experiment and evolve. In this show, Andy will engage in a freewheeling conversation with Host Andrew Gossen about the current Advancement landscape, with a special emphasis on emerging opportunities.


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Episode Host

Andrew Gossen

Andrew Gossen

Andrew is a social media strategist/social anthropologist with a strong alumni relations background who is interested in the intersection between community, communication, and technology. His goal is to capitalize on the opportunities offered by emerging technologies, mobile and social, to advance organizational goals by enhancing connectedness and engagement between constituents and organizations, as well as among the constituents themselves. Andrew has a strong track record of recognizing emerging opportunities, mobilizing support for pilot projects and integrating successful experiments into organizational structure and strategy.


Andy Shaindlin

Andy is a higher education executive with 26 years of international experience in institutional advancement, including alumni engagement, communications, and fundraising. Andy consults with a variety of organizations providing program assessment, recommendations on staffing and structure, organizational models, governance boards, and preparation for trends affecting non-profits and networks.

Andy is a frequent keynote presenter, conference speaker and author on topics related to global advancement trends and the effects of technology on organizations and their members. He has chaired the Commission on Alumni Relations for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and served on the CASE Board of Trustees.

Read more about Alumni Futures. Andy’s website covers new directions and innovative ideas for non-profit executives, with an emphasis on education.


Andrew Gossen

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