Thinking about a Capital Campaign for your Catholic Charities agency? Not sure if you’re ready?

Greater Mission has a track record of success in working with Catholic Charities around the United States in positioning them for successful fundraising campaigns by starting with a Development Audit.

A Greater Mission Audit of Development activities of an agency of any size — large or small — is essentially a 360-degree look at the effectiveness of all functions of the department. Conducted by an experienced senior staff member from our firm, an audit of this nature takes about 6 weeks and provides the staff and Agency leadership an ideal “readiness roadmap.”

The Audit includes a review of fundraising performance, marketing and public relations efforts, confidential interviews with Board Members, Donors and staff, and a 3-year lookback at the annual fund and any prior campaigns.

Boards and Executive Directors like them, and Catholic Charities audits are a popular, easy, low-cost campaign readiness assessment. Here are just a few of the key questions that will be answered through a Development Audit:

• Has an environment conducive to effective fundraising been created at the agency?

• Is the necessary volunteer and leadership support in place to maximize potential?

• How is the development office perceived externally and internally?

• Are there development best practices and methodologies in place?

• Is there potential to increase fundraising productivity?

• Are there sufficient staff, resources and budgets to implement a plan to meet and exceed goals?

• What written plans for donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship are in place?

• How can overall agency infrastructure be strengthened to advance fundraising?

• What steps and in what order must be implemented to achieve success?

• Is the current staff able to “pivot” and adopt a best practice model?

• Are we creating an environment of donor appreciation?

Not sure if your Catholic Charities agency is ready for a Capital Campaign? A Greater Mission Development Audit can lead you to the answer. We’re here to help.

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