Starting Point is the AGN podcast that features interesting people from across the world of education and fundraising. Tune in with host Dan Allenby to find out how each guest got started, who inspired them, the mistakes they made, decisions that mattered, and why education – and the advancement of it – is important to them. Listen to episodes below or wherever you get your podcasts.

Colin Hennessy, VP for Alumni & Donor Engagement at the University of Iowa Center for Advancement, talks about Pepperidge Farm deliveries, technology, teaching, feeling stuck in annual giving, working as a consultant, making sure mistakes happen, how long it takes to learn a new job, and more.

Fritz Schroeder, VP for Development & Alumni Relations at Johns Hopkins University & Medicine, talks about growing up in education and development, learning through osmosis, getting his start in the annual fund, the job he didn’t take, holding himself accountable, building a network, and more.


Upcoming Episodes

Stay tuned for more episodes coming soon!

Episode 3: Amy Bronson
AVP for Advancement Resources & Talent Management at Boston University
Airs February 13, 2023


Episode 4: Nky McGinnis
Executive Director of Annual Giving Programs at the University of Rochester
Airs February 27, 2023


Episode 5: Meredith Johnston
Vice President of Philanthropy at Scripps Research Institute
Airs March 13, 2023


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