Transforming advancement to support today’s mission and tomorrow’s university.
TSI is a boutique consulting firm with offices in Chicago and Palo Alto. We help institutions improve the performance of the function of Advancement. This may be present in a variety of organizations scattered throughout an institution and encompasses activities related to engagement, events, specific fundraising programs and other gift processing and advancement services.
TSI’s leaders blend their expertise resulting from their work in the consulting industry, as well as Stanford, Michigan State University, Santa Clara University, and others.
TSI’s leaders blend their expertise from their work in the consulting industry and direct work at Stanford, Michigan State University, and Santa Clara University.
We are proud to have served these clients, as well as many others:
- Louisiana State University (LSU)
- University of Chicago
- Georgia Tech (Georgia Institute of Technology)
- University of Illinois
- Cal Poly — San Luis Obispo
- University of North Texas
- St. Edward’s University
The TSI Difference
- Use a highly customized approach to each engagement
- Apply client-centric delivery with integrity and authenticity
- Work with clients both inside and outside of higher education
- Blend the complexity of higher education with the pragmatic demands of current market conditions
Who We Serve
TSI serves progressive institutions who recognize a need for change, TSI strives to understand the unique aspects of your institution and collaborate closely to address those challenges.
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Advancement Services At a Glance
- Assess operations of biographic records and gift processing
- Align stewardship with gift acceptance and compliance
- Assess prospect development
- Conduct feasibility studies
- Review of prospect pool to develop campaign goals
- Review program for overall effectiveness
- Develop strategies to improve giving
- Review organizational structure and staff roles
- Map processes for efficiency
- Evaluate & select the best technology for fundraising and alumni relations
- Assess, streamline and improve the function of information technology
- Guide organizational change management
Experience and Client Success Stories
When Higher Education institutions are able to marshal limited resources and programmatically make great strides, true transformation can occur. TSI helps our higher education clients define and improve and with all of the areas listed above. We help our clients create an optimized environment for students, administrators and faculty.
Whether an institution struggles with strategic planning, student-facing, administrative, financial processes or corporate, foundations relations and advancement challenges, TSI has worked with a wide range of higher education institutions to make tangible gains fast.
Your Next Step
Use TSI’s higher education consulting expertise for everything from a single process improvement to an entire reorganization.
Contact our team to start a conversation about a higher education program to compete and thrive. You’ll gain a better understanding of how TSI will approach the unique challenges of your institution.