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1 Maximizing Partnerships and Advocacy Efforts to Diversify Revenues

2 Map of Locations

3 Description of Service Area 8 counties, parts of 3 others 250,000 population 1 urban campus/1 rural campus 6 outlying centers 5398 students/ 3867 FTE - Credit 30,000 – Non-Credit

4 A $35 Million Bond Levy

5 Organizational Chart Director of External Relations Associate Director Marketing & Communications (4 FTE) Associate Director Grants & Contracts (1 FTE) Associate Director NICC Foundation (3 FTE) Alumni Relations Legislative Relations

6 External Relations Outcomes Year One (FY 09) Institutional Advancement Audit Database Implementation Foundation Board Development CRD Specialist Training and Federal Funding Task Force Development of Grant Office policies and procedures Identification of grant priorities Legislative Involvement Year Two (FY 10) Alumni Records/ Communications Build Annual Fund Prospect Research/Identification New Board Member Recruitment Student Advocacy/ Legislative visits Grant Writer Hired $8 M in grant proposals submitted/$3.5 M grants received (42%) *Increased only 1 FTE total from FY08 – FY10

7 Partnerships –Tri State -AIM to WIN— IA/Wisconsin/Minnesota partnership –State Iowa Department of Workforce Development Iowa Department of Economic Development Iowa Department of Education –County Regional Economic Development Groups Businesses –Other Colleges and Universities

8 Data Tri-State “Aim to Win” Asset Mapping funded through DOL CLARUS Corporation Study—pd USDA Skills 2006 Assessment CC Labor shed Analysis-IWD Skills Needs Assessment-IWD

9 Examples of Initiatives Funded Green Programming –DOL Grant- $2.5M –Congressional Appropriation - $250K –State Energy Sector Partnership -$300K (federal flow-through to the state) –Credit and Non-Credit Programming

10 Examples of Initiatives Funded Green Programming ( Green Programming (Cont.) –Continuing Education Certified Home Energy Auditor Green Building for Contractors – residential and commercial Solar Hot Water Heating Deconstruction

11 Examples of Initiatives Funded Green Programming ( Green Programming (Cont.) –Wind Turbine Repair Technician Five semester program (AAS and Diploma Option) Focuses on repair and maintenance Mix of purchased and donated equipment One full time faculty with plans for 2 nd Includes required internship Aligning with AWEA workplace standards

12 Examples of Initiatives Funded New Computerized Numerical Control Program (CNC) –Business and Industry Participation – advisory/curriculum –Business Sponsorship – equipment, scholarships, supplies, faculty support –Leveraged State Funding- $333,000

13 Examples of Initiatives Funded Chemical Technology Program –Earmark/Appropriations Requests - $350,000 –USDA Grant - $125,000 –Leverage State Funds for new facility - $667,000

14 Breaking Silos Communication between areas vital Foundation involvement in planning will also help match private donors and foundations to projects Public conversations with business and community leaders are brought back to be discussed Programs are developed in both credit and non-credit; a two-way street Advocacy efforts are strengthened It is not about who takes credit

15 Next Steps for External Relations Identify/Re-evaluate Grant priorities (annually) Increased Grassroots/Student Advocacy Increased Private Donor Identification and Solicitation Strengthen Communications Plan with Community Set the Stage for a Capital Campaign Grants Compliance Manager

16 Next Steps for Credit Programs Focus on STEM careers for 2 yr and 4 yr programs –Engineering Technician (Civil and Mechanical) –Veterinarian Technician Realigning Developmental Education Building more Credit/Non Credit Partnerships

17 Next Steps for Non-Credit Programs Survey business training needs Business roundtables for development of contract training Enhance credit and non-credit partnerships with technical and skills trades Develop business financial partnerships Development of Regional Small Business Centers

18 Questions? Dr. Penny Wills, President 563.562.3263 x.201 Curt Oldfield, VP Academic Affairs 563.556.5110 x.135 Dr. Wendy Mihm-Herold, VP Economic Development 563.562.3263 x.221 Tracy Kruse, Director External Relations 563.562.3263 x.251 This powerpoint presentation is located at

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