Development Planning and Execution

An objective review of a nonprofit's development activities can be extremely productive. In conducting a development audit, Sterling Associates scrutinizes the current fundraising program, including:

  • Mission and programs
  • Strategic plan
  • Financial needs  and fundraising goals
  • Current funding mix and donor evaluation
  • Prospect identification and research
  • Messaging and communications
  • Public Awareness
  • Volunteer leadership
  • Fundraising information system and database
  • Staffing and organization of the development department

After conducting an in-depth assessment and interviewing key staff, volunteers, and members of the Board who are involved in fundraising, we draw on our experience and perspective to create plans that maximize efficiency and impact. We team with our clients to implement their plans - and celebrate their results.