Detroit Philanthropy can help you increase your fundraising revenue by conducting a formal Development Audit, which will assess current and past fundraising strategies and tactics, marketing and PR efforts, board engagement, stakeholder perceptions, and internal fundraising operations. 

With a goal of creating a sustainable, annual fundraising program, Detroit Philanthropy will:

  • Analyze overall donor data related to active and lapsed donors
  • Evaluate cultivation and solicitation strategies related to individuals, foundations and corporations
  • Assess fundraising events to determine event ROI and overall effectiveness in meeting organizational goals
  • Assess non-event solicitation campaigns (appeal letters, grants, corporate sponsorships, etc) to determine effectiveness
  • Evaluate marketing materials and donor messaging associated with newsletter, website, social media and other donor communications
  • Meet with board members to garner their feedback regarding challenges and opportunities related to fundraising efforts and discuss fundraising priorities
  • Conduct a Board Member Assessment Survey
  • Interview key stakeholders regarding fundraising needs and opportunities
  • Assess current staff roles and responsibilities related to fundraising
  • Review fundraising procedures and practices related to gift processing and donor management

After reviewing and analyzing the above information, Detroit Philanthropy develops recommendations that would provide the basis for developing a comprehensive fundraising program focused on long-term stability and growth. Specially, the report would provide recommendations regarding:

  • Strategies and techniques for donor identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship
  • Board engagement, recruitment, retention and structure
  • Donor messaging and marketing materials
  • Internal fundraising operations (policies, procedures, staffing)

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