All posts by Kristi Dosh

1:1 Coaching at NACDA Convention

1-1 Coaching

You asked for it – so I’m delivering!

If you want a 1:1 coaching session with me during the NACDA and affiliates convention in Dallas, here’s your chance. I’ve opened up times on Monday, June 13th, Tuesday, June 14th and Wednesday, June 15th.

Here’s a small sampling of what we can work on together:

  • Cover letter and resume (although I recommend this free workshop as another option at convention)
  • Social media presence
  • Personal branding
  • Strategic career planning
  • Getting published (guest blogging or writing a book)
  • Establishing yourself as a public speaker
  • OR anything else you can think of!

What if a few tweaks to your LinkedIn profile started landing you interviews? Or what if you were known as the go-to professional in college athletics for Snapchat?

Or maybe you keep applying for new positions – maybe you even land the interviews – but you can’t seem to get yourself to that next level?

I’ve worked with a variety of college athletics professionals in the past, from those trying to get their foot in the door to senior executives establishing themselves as experts. If you want to set yourself apart from the rest of your competition in the industry, there’s no time like the present!

Investment: $150 for a one-hour 1:1 coaching session

If you’re really ready to take your game to the next level, contact me about booking a three-hour mini-intensive where we’ll chart out your career path and develop all the strategies you need to reach your ultimate goal. 

What some of my past clients had to say about working with me:

“Kristi provided a unique yet experienced perspective on how to succeed and reach your goals. Even if I kept running into road blocks, her positive, upbeat and motivating attitude pushed me to continue on and explore every opportunity, some I would’ve never even considered without her input. I took a risk to change career paths and Kristi was there every step of the way, providing strategy and tips, and finally celebrating right alongside me when I landed my dream job.” – Kristin Gobberg, Assistant Director, Huskies Athletic Fund, Northern Illinois University

“I cannot begin to express how beneficial Kristi’s coaching has been to me. Before working with her, I did not have a serious social media platform and I was not sure how to properly market my brand. After our program, I am happy to say that I have a strong social media platform/presence and I am extremely confident in promoting my brand. Kristi gave me the tools, guidance and resources I needed to have confidence in myself.”  – Kory Dahlen, Competition Coordinator, SEC

NACDA Young Professionals Cover Letter/Resume/Mock Interview Workshop

NACDA Workshop 2015

This year marks the fourth year in a row we’ve partnered with NACDA and its affiliates to offer a workshop for young professionals and students to receive feedback on their cover letters, resumes and to participate in a mock interview.

Time slots are 30 minutes each, and participants can choose resume/cover letter review (30 minutes), mock interview (30 minutes) or both (60 minutes). There are a limited number of spots available, and you must fill out the application found below and reserve your spot in order to participate.

The available times are as follows:

Monday – June 13 – 1:00-2:30

Tuesday – June 14 – 3:00-5:00

Wednesday – June 15 – 3:00-5:00

A reviewer will be assigned to each attendee with the goal of pairing the attendee with someone they do not already know. This will enable the attendee to receive advice and coaching based solely on his/her materials, much in the same way he/she would be judged by a potential employer with no past knowledge of their work.

These slots WILL fill up fast. We have been fully booked every single year. If you register and later find you will be unable to attend, please let us know immediately so we can open your slot to someone else.

Look forward to seeing you all in Dallas!


Is There a Bubble in College Football?

On Tuesday, I joined Jason Anderson on ESPN Louisville to discuss whether there’s a bubble in college football that’s ready to burst and what the reported new Big Ten television deal with Fox tells us about the current state of both college football and sports on television.

Listen here:

Which SEC Programs Rely the Most on Donors?

Which SEC Programs Rely the Most on Donors-It’s been awhile (ok, five years – sorry, I’ve been busy) since I’ve looked at which SEC donor bases have the deepest pockets.

I wrote a piece today for Forbes on Missouri’s reduction in donations following a tumultuous fall in Columbia, and as part of that piece I pulled contribution numbers for all of the SEC schools (except Vanderbilt, which is a private institution not subject to public records requests).

Here’s a look at the numbers for fiscal year 2014:

  Donations Total Revenue % of Revenue from Donations
Alabama $32,196,689 $153,234,272 21%
Arkansas $21,276,161 $96,793,972 22%
Auburn $39,409,078 $113,716,004 35%
Florida $42,962,368 $124,611,305 34%
Georgia $31,866,597 $103,495,587 31%
Kentucky $19,058,601 $96,685,489 20%
LSU $49,333,582 $133,679,256 37%
Mississippi State $13,942,877 $62,275,111 22%
Missouri $20,113,654 $83,718,587 24%
Ole Miss $15,898,757 $75,849,000 21%
South Carolina $30,203,751 $98,619,479 31%
Tennessee $26,773,796 $107,499,732 25%
Texas A&M $36,312,515 $119,475,872 30%
Vanderbilt N/A N/A N/A

Keep in mind: in most cases donations come in through a foundation or booster club and are then transferred to the athletic department. The numbers here represent only what was moved into the athletic department, which may not represent all monies collected. In some years you’ll see large transfers because of a new facility being constructed. So, the amounts do vary somewhat from year-to-year.

Here’s what I find most interesting, however, now that I’ve got some new numbers to compare to the numbers I had five years ago. Despite other revenue categories growing (especially television), 12 of the 14 SEC programs have become more dependent on donations as a major source of revenue since I last did this study.

Here’s a look at how donations, and the percent of revenue that was derived from donations, have changed for each school since fiscal year 2010:

  FY 2010
FY 2010
% of Revenue from Donations
FY 2014
FY 2014
% of Revenue from Donations
Alabama $33,739,056 26% $32,196,689 21%
Arkansas $13,124,754 17% $21,276,161 22%
Auburn $29,731,122 32% $39,409,078 35%
Florida $39,350,660 34% $42,962,368 34%
Georgia $27,354,228 30% $31,866,597 31%
Kentucky $13,161,669 17% $19,058,601 20%
LSU $38,255,521 34% $49,333,582 37%
Mississippi State $0 0% $13,942,877 22%
Missouri* $13,454,020 22% $20,113,654 24%
Ole Miss $5,375,438 12% $15,898,757 21%
South Carolina $23,987,283 30% $30,203,751 31%
Tennessee $27,936,952 24% $26,773,796 25%
Texas A&M* $20,512,889 25% $36,312,515 30%
Vanderbilt N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Missouri and Texas A&M were in the Big 12 in fiscal year 2010

No doubt, you’ll notice that Mississippi State reported $0 in contributions in fiscal year 2010. I explained that more in-depth five years ago when I wrote my last piece, but essentially it was because the athletic department didn’t need to pull any money over from its booster organization that year.

I’ve spoken with development folks in athletic departments in the past who were concerned that the larger television deals and conference networks would make donors think their money wasn’t need anymore, but clearly they’ve done a good job retaining those donors thus far.

Source: all financial data presented here is from reports each school files annually with the NCAA