Virtual Development Audit

What is a development audit?

  • A development audit is an internal assessment of your fundraising program and your readiness to embark on new development ventures.
  • The development audit is a review of past and current fundraising practices and programs and establishes a framework for future development efforts.
  • The development audit looks at involvement of staff, board and volunteers in your fundraising program and offers recommendations on how to increase the effectiveness of your human resources.
  • The development audit evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of your development system including your computer hardware and software and offers recommendations to improve your system.
  • The development audit helps you look at your program from the donor’s point of view and offers suggestions to improve your donor communication and stewardship.

A development audit is recommended if you:

  • Have change in management or senior development staff
  • Are planning to embark on a major gifts, capital or endowment campaign
  • Are not satisfied with the results of your annual giving program
  • Would like to increase board participation in your development efforts
  • Want a good “barometer” by which to measure your development program and an independent view of how you can make your program more effective.

My Virtual Development Audit makes the process quicker and less expensive. I will ask you to complete a comprehensive survey of your development program and ask your board members to complete a survey about their knowledge of and involvement in yor fundraising activities. You will get a comprehensive audit report ack within two weeks of competing the surveys. Contact me for details.