Is a Development Audit in Your Future?
This year has posed many challenges for nonprofits, from the inability to host in-person events such as galas and golf outings, to the inability to meet with donors face-to-face to cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts.
The current state of the world and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and natural disasters may have amplified your organization’s need to:
- Update processes and procedures in place for accepting donations
- Diversify funding streams and/or fundraising activities
- Restructure your development office
- Engage more board members or volunteers in your fundraising efforts
- Consider a future capital or endowment campaign to expand facilities or to ensure your organization’s sustainability
If your organization is experiencing any of these needs, it may be an ideal time to conduct a development audit. An AMPERAGE development audit assesses your fundraising program by identifying strengths, areas of improvement, capacity and readiness to engage new fundraising tactics. During a development audit, the following may be appraised:
- Donor communications and marketing materials
- Fundraising calendar and activities
- Donor database
- Current funding streams
- Donor cultivation and stewardship actions
- Fundraising involvement of staff, board and volunteers
Examining each of these items enables us to make recommendations for an enhanced development program designed for success in raising funds for your mission.
To learn more or to receive a proposal for an AMPERAGE development audit, contact Justin Tolan, director of fundraising, at firstname.lastname@example.org.