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2017-2022 Strategic Plan Goal 4

Collectively contribute to responsible resource stewardship and the pursuit of new funding possibilities in order to increase access to programs and services that positively impact student success.

Build a culture of philanthropy among all constituent groups

  • Partner with University Development to expand parent, alumni and supporter philanthropic support.
  • Develop and support plans to nurture student philanthropic values and giving throughout the Cal Poly experience.
  • Design opportunities and affinity program engagement to encourage philanthropy with Cal Poly staff and faculty.

Increase alumni engagement and services

  • Invest in programs and services that engage alumni in the life of the university.
  • Expand the network of alumni chapters to increase alumni participation.
  • Increase the percentage of alumni donors and the total amount of alumni giving.

Expand corporate partnerships for campus-wide success

  • Develop a Cal Poly Career Advisory Board with key corporate leaders to drive deeper employer engagement opportunities on campus.
  • Expand corporate sponsorship of Student Affairs programs and centers, facilities underwriting and innovative program offerings to build strategic relationships with employers.

Generate new revenue streams

  • Investigate and implement nation-wide best practices for generating new revenue streams in a university setting.
  • Initiate public-private partnerships that support strategic division-wide resource needs.
  • Implement cross-departmental task forces to apply for grants.

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