Solutions in Practice

FundFive has developed strategic consulting offerings designed to place your institution on a path towards success. We know higher education. Together, our founders have spent nearly three decades in higher education as leaders on college campuses, enacting change and governing growth through sound business strategies and well-executed entrepreneurial practices.

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Value of ClarityTM

By employing ClarityTM in your institution, you immediately have executive level decision making capabilities for less than you would pay an entry level position.

As colleges and universities struggle to navigate the waters of unsettling economic times, FundFive offers an elegant solution for helping to budgeting simpler.

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Decisions Can't Wait

Every campus strives to regain financial abundance as it seeks to attract the best and brightest minds to become a part of its community. 

At FundFive, we believe that ensuring student success begins with securing the resources to make the path to achievement accessible to all students. Solidify the Middle in response to today's higher educational landscape and navigate your institution toward prosperity and greatness.

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Technology is the language of business.

Our mission is to help other campuses realize the power behind our approach to higher education administration. FundFive offers custom engagements on a variety of topics based on experience, each of which are designed for you and your team to Be Ready for Monday. 

Announcing our Development Partner Program! We are excited to announce our new Development Partner Program, which will be comprised of a few beta institutions (representing private and public four year institutions and community colleges). Each institution will receive a production copy of ClarityTM (including installation and all services for the first year), as well as ongoing development versions of the software. This will also provide an opportunity for your team to influence new features and request items to be placed on the development road map. As new features are built, your campus will be the first to receive them!

Contact us today if you are interested in becoming a member of our Development Partner Program!

Partner Spotlight

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Johnston Community College Facing a new academic year with legacy budgeting practices, Johnston Community College determined that the campus needed to improve its businessprocesses and become more efficient. Enter FundFive.

Budgeting for an institution is a complex and increasingly pressing challenge. Responsibilities for managing funds on a weekly basis are often distributed across an institution, from academic officers to enrollment managers to athletic staff. As budget managers represent various factions of the business, requests can come with competing needs and interests. Such practices can result in leadership being left out of the decisions at a granular level.

Johnston Community College, a midsized community college in Smithfield, North Carolina, understands the importance for transparency and fiscal responsibility. As a growing community college, the decision to implement ClarityTM signals a shift towards improving the budgeting culture and informing the business office about all financial decisions across the institution.

To read the entire case study, contact us and we'll send you a copy!

Perfect Budgeting Made Simple


BETTER BUDGETING WITH CLARITYTM

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While off-the-shelf ERP and SIS systems offer financial solutions within their product suites, the tools are seen by many to be extremely expensive, antiquated and difficult to administer at an enterprise level. This results in distributed ownership of the budgeting process and a lack of overall transparency to the current state of an organization’s budget.

FundFive introduces ClarityTM , an easy to use, web-based tool for perfect budgeting across the organization. Introspection. Instant analysis. Turn on a dime decision making as the world around you changes.

How does my institution Budget with ClarityTM? Here's how [PDF]

Your budget is a member of your team and should perform as such.

Your budget should contribute with information and bring intelligence to your decision making. ClarityTM frees your budget from the confines of spreadsheets and even paper so that it may become alive and tell you what you need to know.

What are the goals of your institution? Our chaotic reality does not allow for any time to be wasted. FundFive has created ClarityTM to allow you make these goals possible. With ClarityTM , you can take time out of the equation. ClarityTM will allow you to make decisions on the go.

By employing ClarityTM in your business, you immediately have executive level decision making capabilities for less than you would pay an entry level position.

ClarityTM is designed with your budget in mind.

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Budgeting for an institution can be compared to running a large business in the private sector. Each has multiple sources of income and many types of expenses associated with the operation of its business.

Thankfully, we've developed ClarityTM with your budget in mind!

Your budget should contribute with information and bring intelligence to your decision making.

 

Reduce Labor Cost

By employing Clarity in your business, you immediately have executive level decision making capabilities for less than you would pay an entry level position.

No Spreadsheet Roulette

Clarity frees your budget from the confines of spreadsheets and even paper so that it may become alive and tell you what you need to know.

Make Budgeting Enjoyable

As the individual in your department responsible for estimating the annual budget needs, simply edit your budget and submit it for review.

Incite Transparency

As a campus administrator, review the state of finances in a single view. Receive updates on the items that matter most to the institution and take charge of the finances across every area of campus.

 

Clarity TM was written specifically for Higher Education, and it was designed for institutions using Ellucian Colleague.

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Ensure that your institution will lead for generations to come


Solidify the Middle = Solidify your Institution

Every campus strives to regain financial abundance as it seeks to attract the best and brightest minds to become a part of its community.

At FundFive, we believe that ensuring student success begins with securing the resources to make the path to achievement accessible to all students. Solidify the Middle in response to today's higher educational landscape and navigate your institution toward prosperity and greatness.

Decisions Can't Wait. Solidify the Middle now. >

 

What Do We Have to Offer?

Creating a sustainable business strategy starts by ensuring that those in the middle are looking out for the best interests in your business. FundFive has developed Solidify the Middle to help your institution to achieve such results. Core offerings of our approach include: 

Growing Leadership in IT

Leverage the FundFive framework for ensuring that your information technology needs are aligned strategically with the goals of your organization.

Manage Knowledge and Documentation

"Document the Now, and the rest will come later" is our mantra. Without accurate and transparent documentation, processes and knowledge is lost and inefficiencies run wild. Chart a path to build the next Wikipedia specific to your institution and include it in your strategic plan.

Employ CPO Project Management

Critical Path Only project management (a modified project management approach made agile) can help you and your teams decide on what's best for the institution, your people and your students. Harness existing staff, partner with vendors and manage projects that will make a difference.

Develop HR Tooling for Efficiency in Evaluations

FundFive has developed processes in critical thinking for how your employees view their stake in the institution. Solidify the Middle helps key managers across the business align their teams with the core objectives of the institution. 

Harness Internal Business Integration

Business process analysis and systems design can be valuable tools in your toolkit. Working with FundFive, you can focus on identifying the components of your business that require a tactical approach to change management and learn best practices for approaching your team.

Tighten Systems Integration

FundFive offers a unique technical process discovery approach for understanding the true requirements that custom application development often misses when attempting to bridge the gaps between disparate systems and data silos. 

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Stay One Step Ahead of the Trends in Higher Education


Why Weekends Matter

After years on college campuses and the multitude of conversations with peers across higher education, our objectives became clear: there should be a practice in place on every college campus that includes ways in which to achieve the following high level objectives:

  1. Secure the budget

  2. Set meaningful strategic goals

  3. Solidify the middle now

At the beginning of the week when the rubber hits the pavement, it all comes down to the road map that you set for your institution and the means for traveling that path towards making it a reality. FundFive has created Be Ready for Monday to keep ahead of the obstacles that can keep from making your goals possible.

 

What We Have to Offer

As most college administrators have learned, the requirements and skills necessary to lead a college or university range based on role. FundFive has been in the trenches and spent decades working towards helping institutions progress and grow their offerings.  The experience and expertise that our team brings to your campus includes:

  • Leadership Development
  • Knowledge Management
  • Enterprise Systems Implementations
  • Business Process Analysis
  • Strategic Planning
  • Change Management
  • Software Development
  • Project Management
  • Custom Applications Development
  • Strategic Reporting
  • Large Project Fiscal Planning (projects exceeding $10 million)

This is the team that you need working with your institution. Contact us today to learn more about our offerings


 

Topics IMPACTING YOUR INSTITUTION

At the beginning of the week when the rubber hits the pavement, it all comes down to the road map that you set for your institution and the means for traveling that path towards making it a reality. FundFive has created Be Ready for Monday to keep ahead of the obstacles that can keep from making your goals possible.

Below is a sample of articles written as part of the Be Ready for Monday series.

 
 

Branding

Client Experience

Culture

Data & Analytics

Leadership

Process

Strategic Management