Category: Development Audits
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.
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:
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.