2020 has been an extraordinary year; we’ve all faced challenges we never imagined. Through all this, the philanthropic landscape shifted, often daily, and your organization has been working tirelessly to meet these new challenges. But now, as you prepare for an uncertain future, it’s a critical time to review your Development program and decide what’s working, what isn’t, and where you can or should shift your focus and resources to continue to meet your mission.
That’s why an independent Development Audit is so essential.
A Development Audit is an objective assessment of your current fundraising programs and systems to identify strengths and areas for improvement. Your program’s aspects are reviewed, including donor communications, cultivation, stewardship, and use of your donor management system. A good audit looks at your organization holistically, including:
- Organizational Structure
- Fundraising Systems, Historical Performance, and Procedures
- Your Board’s Role
- Staff Roles
- Cultivation and Stewardship
- Donor Communications
For more than 20 years, David has specialized in parachuting into new organizations and quickly understands the needs, values, and culture of an organization and the community it serves. He has efficiently completed dozens of Development Audits for nonprofits, turning that knowledge into action, and resulting in organizational growth and success.