Strategic Priority 5

We will achieve financial sustainability through revenue diversification, process optimization, asset management, fundraising and investment in high return business opportunities, communicating in transparency and operating with accountability, all while being good stewards of our resources.

Goal 5

Improve organizational financial accountability and outcomes.


Initiatives

  • Support internal audit and compliance functions to ensure adherence of operating budgets and business processes to achieve excellence in fiscal operations, resulting in less audit findings.
  • Employ revised fiscal management procedures to promote effective university-wide financial planning and budgeting practices.
  • Clarify institutional roles and responsibilities related to budget and finance to facilitate effective collaboration and communication between responsible parties and appropriate monitoring of performance and accountability.
 
  • Demonstrate high return on investment for federal funding to increase Howard’s allocation of federal appropriation.
  • Develop and execute real estate partnerships that reduce institutional risk and increase revenue that includes monetization of edge and non-core properties to reinvest in the core mission.
  • Ensure proactive and long-term planning efforts with affected local governments and constituencies to optimize the university’s investments, enhance community relations and leverage local, state and federal funding.

Elevate the endowment to $1 billion to increase support for student scholarships and infrastructural investments. 

  • Build infrastructure for sustained corporate and private philanthropy in order to launch a robust and successful capital campaign.
  • Promote top fundraising priorities that are aligned with the academy’s priorities and objectives. 
  • Implement strategies to increase alumni engagement, and increase alumni giving rate to 20%.
  • Increase the number of private donors to Howard University by 10% annually.