Taking several days or several months, depending upon the size and sophistication of the development office, a CDS-led development audit will help your organization improve the overall effectiveness of its current fundraising efforts.

When conducting a development audit, CDS has three goals in mind for an organization:

  • Produce more donor income immediately;
  • Implement proven professional fundraising practices that help produce long-term growth in donor income; and
  • Share the most effective techniques with which to cultivate stronger relationships with current supporters. Include an analysis of all external communications and marketing material. This would include a review of the website, regular communications such as newsletters, and an evaluation of your constituent relationship database management software.
  • Donor Recognition and appreciation policies will be scrutinized for effectiveness.
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