Strategic Planning

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Your athletic department has goals, but you need buy in from your staff, boosters, alumni, university leadership and other stakeholders. A strategic plan helps you define your vision, identify areas of need, benchmark against your peers and develop a roadmap for achieving your goals.

CSS’s team of experts have experience both on-campus and in the business world. From law and finance to fundraising and facilities, we can help you refine your plans and get the necessary buy in to see your goals to fruition.

Our team of experts can help you realize your vision in a way that’s efficient and effective.

Our process begins with a complete Operational Review. We will interview key members of your leadership and staff to learn more about your long-term vision, along with student athletes, alumni and other key stakeholders. We’ll also review your financials and other internal documentation to get a complete picture of your current situation. After identifying your strengths and weaknesses, we’ll proceed to the next step in the process.

From financials and staffing to facilities, academic success, competitiveness, culture and diversity, equity and inclusion, we’ll benchmark your department against your peers to give you an idea of where you stand and what is possible.

The final result of our collaborative efforts will be a thorough step-by-step plan that will give your department clear instruction on how to proceed for the foreseeable future. Not only will it guide the way, but it will promote buy in from all interested parties to ensure a harmonious relationship between your department, university and community at large.

Our clients:

Some of the clients we’ve assisted with strategic planning include:

How can we help you?

We’d love to chat with you about how we can help your athletic department reach its goals.