Audits and Assessments

Our systems-based approach to a development audit provides an excellent tool for evaluating your fundraising program against evidence-based practices. This capacity-building audit provides an accurate and detailed assessment of your operational strengths and weaknesses along with clear recommendations on how to strengthen your operations to enhance your fundraising results.

Instead of vague ideas or generalizations, our audit targets critical areas that enable you to understand issues and identify solutions. Equally important, our audit process gives you clarity on what's working and why, allowing you to reinforce your strengths.

A full audit features 15 areas of assessment and measures your organization against more than 500 standards. These 15 audit areas include:

  • Institutional planning
  • Development office planning
  • Development office organization
  • Development office staffing and facilities
  • Development office measurement and controls
  • Communications
  • Donor and prospect records management
  • Prospect rating and solicitation
  • Cultivation
  • Acknowledgments and recognition
  • Volunteer organizations
  • Board of directors
  • The chief executive officer
  • The chief development officer
  • The fundraising consultant

The final report provides a detailed understanding of each category along with recommendations delivered in a work-plan format with measurable goals and objectives.

Learn More

Please feel free to contact us. We welcome your questions and the opportunity to discuss our audit process and costs.

Our Expertise

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Every LCG consultant brings senior management experience from a related field, along with knowledge from the firm's history of development audits. This experience enables us to put our expertise to work for you to assess and strengthen your organization's effectiveness.

Proven Results

Lester Consulting Group came in with eyes wide open to our organization. Sometimes we can have blinders to our own weaknesses and even our own strengths. They came in and analyzed us and gave a great assessment of what we could do best to move forward. end quote

— Lt. Colonel Douglas Riley, The Salvation Army