A fundraising assessment forces a non-profit to look internally at what needs to be done to make a fundraising operation more effective and efficient. DRi can help you evaluate the effectiveness of your development program and make recommendations to enhance your bottom line. DRi has transformed development programs for some of the country’s largest organizations. We know the pitfalls; we know the ropes.
Our assessment provides viable recommendations on program implementation, case for support, solicitation and stewardship strategies, staffing, communications and more.
A fundraising assessment can challenge you to see beyond your nonprofit’s walls to determine what opportunities are open for new funding and how to capitalize on your strengths. We offer the following process:
- Where are you now? In order to establish and reach new program goals, you must first determine your current capacity. DRi offers a stringent development assessment, making viable recommendations on how to enhance your financial growth.
- Does your organization have the infrastructure in place to achieve its fundraising goals? We look at your reality: systems, technology, fund-raising policy and accountability structures and make recommendations on what needs to be improved and how.
- Make it happen. DRi can help you look towards the future and towards becoming self-sustaining. Using assessment data, and coupling it with your organization’s vision, we work with you to create a solid strategic development plan. Whether you want to expand a program, or simply grow without reliance on corporate or government largess- DRi can get you there.
- Evaluate your progress on a regular basis. We work with you to make sure the strategies are right and to make adjusts along the way.