Before you begin your next campaign, consider taking time to judge the readiness of your volunteers and staff with a Donor By Design Development Assessment.

Our process offers you a unique perspective on the perceptions, attitudes, and confidence of your volunteers and staff. At the conclusion of the assessment, we’ll provide a summary presentation and report which offers specific recommendations and strategies to educate and inspire your team before you head into your next campaign.

What Does a Development Assessment Study?

  • Development culture
  • Staff engagement
  • Case articulation
  • Board engagement
  • Staffing
  • Systems and processes

What is Included in a Development Assessment?

  • Online survey
  • On-site or video conference interviews with key staff and volunteers
  • Audit of online and print communications
  • Recommendations and next steps for a stronger development team/program

For more information on how a DBD Development Assessment could benefit your organization, please contact us.

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