CSU Advancement Start Op

CSU Advancement's purpose is to engage alumni, friends of the university, corporations, and foundations to raise the financial support necessary to advance the University's mission and vision. Advancement is responsible for building relationships and connecting people and organizations to the CSU students, faculty, and programs that align with their specific purpose. Funds raised by Advancement provide financial support for the development of state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge research, and unique programs driven by industry demand.

IBE Role

IBE provided strategic facilitation and services, utilizing the StratOp system, for the CSU Advancement leadership team. IBE guided the leadership team through a series workshops to clarify organizational position, mission, direction and strategic priorities. Further, IBE lead the initial implementation of StratOp management system that provides ongoing accountability and focus for team.


  • Developed comprehensive strategic operating plan with leadership team including mission, vision, core values, primary customer, and key performance metrics.
  • Created a Plan on a Page, including the performance dashboard with financials, risks/constraints and key performance drivers, that summarizes the organizational direction, vision and priorities
  • Lead the team to collectively identified top 5 strategic priories
  • Guided the development of action plans for each priority area
  • Established system for tracking and reporting progress on strategic priorities, performance metrics and core values.

Location: Fort Collins, CO
Project Type: Strategic Facilitation and Organizational Development

Client: CSU Advancment