You may need a “Development Consulting Solutions” Development Checkup IF:
You are concerned about the health and effectiveness of your fundraising program.
You haven’t conducted a Development Audit for quite some time.
You are in-between fundraising staff and want to determine areas of future improvements.
You are mid-way through your Fiscal Year and want to ensure that you are on track.
You are just starting your Fiscal Year and want to ensure you get it off on the right foot.
You are not sure if you need a fundraising consultant or not to assist your organization.
You want to take professional stock of where you are and where you are going.
You recently completed a development audit or created a development plan and want a “check-up.”
For the same reasons that we visit our family physician periodically for a checkup, it is wise for a development operation to be regularly assessed for efficiency and effectiveness.
“DCS” Development Checkup is a brief assessment of your current development operation. This process allows “DCS” to understand the current fundraising landscape of your organization better and recommend the level of consultative support that best meets your needs.
The Development Checkup includes:
One-on-One interviews with 2-3 key leaders
Review of your current fundraising activities, budgets, and collateral
Review of recent giving history to your organization
Assessment of your current staffing and structure
A memo report to staff and Board leadership summarizing strengths and challenges identified
A set of recommendations and next steps for consideration
Period: Completed in four weeks of your decision to proceed.
One on-site half day to gather information
Materials review and interviews of up to three key leaders
One two-hour meeting to present the Development Check Up Report