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Dusty Rhodes Joins Elevation Growth Partners

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Veteran Christian radio broadcaster and Nonprofit Executive Dusty Rhodes has joined the leadership and development consulting firm Elevation Growth Partners as Senior Vice President / Partner. Dusty brings more than 30 years of experience in development, marketing, and leadership success in the non-profit marketplace. He offers clients results-driven counsel in strategic thinking, major gifts, radio pledge drives, annual fundraising, foundations, and working with leadership teams to pursue health and growth for their organizations.

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INDUSTRY UPDATE: Rob Dempsey of HIS Radio Network

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Rob Dempsey says he was a “throwaway teenager.” On his 16th birthday, his mom kicked him out of the house. Homeless, Dempsey lived on the streets, couch-hopped and stayed in friends’ garages. One night when he was scrounging for food, he stumbled upon a Sony Walkman and began to listen to Christian radio. In between songs, the DJs reminded the young, lost teen that he wasn’t alone and that God loved him. When one of the on-air personalities led the sinner’s prayer during his shift one night, Dempsey says, “I prayed it, and I meant it; and I said, ‘God, I kinda want to do what that guy’s doing.’ … So I’m a product of what we do with Christian radio.”

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