Category: Development Audits

What Worked In Your Year-End Email Appeals?

Fun Facts The Last Four Days Emails – with three Amazing Samples for you to replicate Donor Segmentation Really Worked Generational Difference Segment Out Your Major Donors Sample Year-End Appeal Calendar Two Steps to Take Right Now

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How Do You Know If Your Fundraising Program is Really Working?

Is your fundraising program really working? Today’s brief video helps you answer that question and more. Laurence talks about a trade secret, Development Audits, and explains the process. He also describes the conditions that signify when your organization needs one. It’s a few minutes long, with a terrific impact.

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Your Development Audit

A Development Audit documents the strengths and weaknesses of your current fundraising program, and provides a roadmap for growth. A Development Audit is an internal assessment of your fundraising program and your readiness to embark on new development ventures. The Development Audit examines involvement of board, staff, and volunteers, in the fundraising process, and offers recommendations on how to best use your human resources available. It further evaluates the integrity of your development systems, including fundraising software. The audit also suggests possible improvements to donor communications and stewardship.   Many organizations consider a Development Audit when they are:    

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The Role of the Development Committee Chair

Your fundraising team has many important players, but none as significant as the unsung Development Chair. Yes, the CEO, in-house fundraising staff, paid consultants, board members, and volunteers will all be members of the team too, but a good Development Chair is worth their weight in gold.

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