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Should you outsource ticket sales?

September 4, 2018

Why do sports organizations outsource their ticket sales operations?  Scratch that.  Why do companies, in general, outsource?  Companies outsource because of the absence of expertise, time, energy, and resources to successfully execute the task internally. Think about collegiate athletics, for example, and the number of items that are usually outsourced: food & beverage, media rights/sponsorships,…

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Top 10 – Moments in Aspire History

March 1, 2018

Aspire’s 10 year celebration continues with the ‘Top 10 Defining Moments in Aspire History’.

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The Aspire Group celebrates 10 years

February 1, 2018

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Sport at the Service of Humanity: Pope Francis inspires a global movement

November 30, 2017

Originally posted on The Washington Times “Challenge yourself in the game of life, as you do in the game of sport.” It was with these words in 2015 that His Holiness Pope Francis inspired the launch of Sport at the Service of Humanity (SSH), a global movement that embraces the unique ability of faith and sport…

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Colorado State sets new football ticket sales records

August 24, 2017

As Colorado State’s new on-campus stadium nears the inaugural sold out game against Oregon State August 26, The Aspire Group’s sales staff in the on-campus Fan Relationship Management Center (FRMC) is working hard to sell out the rest of the games for the 2017 season. Before Aspire’s arrival to Fort Collins in 2015, CSU football had 7,034 season ticket holders…

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4 Tips to Help Increase Donation Revenue

January 19, 2017

Development is a critical component of funding for all universities. For instance, athletic donations provide scholarships to thousands of student-athletes and fund projects for buildings and renovations crucial to the success of the program and recruitment process. At the University of Kansas Fan Relationship Management Center (FRMC), The Aspire Group has been working with the…

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Restoring The Faith In Faith Using Sport

December 1, 2016

On October 5th, the first-ever conference of its kind, Sport at the Service of Humanity (SSH16), was held at The Vatican. Pope Francis, the visionary leader behind the creation and hosting of the conference, believed it was a necessary and timely initiative because of the global problems facing society today. He wanted to encourage today’s…

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The Power of Sports in Society

November 29, 2016

It’s easy to see the impact of sports on local communities, especially in today’s news. The media shows Lebron James in the box suites cheering on the Cleveland Indians during their rally to the World Series, and Kobe Bryant sitting courtside for the Los Angeles Sparks’ playoff trek to the WNBA finals. But too often…

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How To Manage The Unexpected

October 3, 2016

[Originally posted October 3, 2016, Updated September 4, 2018] It’s been a little over a year since an accident left one of our Aspire family members paralyzed from the waist down, but Mino Solomon refuses to be anything but positive. Mino, Aspire’s Director of Ticket Sales & Service for the University of Texas from 2014-2016,…

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How 1 + 1 = 4 in the Silicon Valley

August 30, 2016

Santa Clara University’s Athletic Department, located in the Silicon Valley, brought in The Aspire Group in July, 2015. The proactive outbound marketing and sales initiative was implemented to support the athletic department’s goal of becoming more externally focused on the community and fan base as well as generating additional revenue. Chad Cardinal and Jesse Moreno,…

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