7 Step Process

7 Step Process

The process you follow to increase your development capacity derives from the questions you are likely asking yourself about your organization. You first need to understand your organization’s unique identity and then seek to identify, secure, and cultivate your funders. NextStep services are listed below as they relate to your questions.

STEP 1:

How do we uniquely define ourselves?

  • Strategic Planning
  • Theory of Change Modeling
  • Mission, Vision, Approach Statement Development
  • Logic Model Development
  • Referrals for Professional Graphic Design & Website Design

STEP 2:

How do we identify funding prospects?

  • Prospect Identification
  • Revenue Sector Strategy Development
  • Fundraising Plan
  • Return on Investment Prioritization
  • Board Activation

STEP 3:

How do we secure funding?

  • Master Application Template
  • Grant Writing
  • GuideStar Profile Development
  • Appeal Design
  • Impact Report Design
  • Sponsorship Package Design
  • Board Activation
  • Capital Campaigns
  • Referrals for Event Planning, Major Donor Cultivation, Planned Giving, Crowdfunding, Social Media Campaigns, Third Party Campaigns

STEP 4:

How do we maintain our funders?

  • CRM System Selection
  • CRM System Customization
  • Development Best Practices

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STEP 5:

How do we increase development capacity?

  • Develop Staff Needs Assessment, Job Description Drafting, Interviews
  • Development Staff Orientation & Coaching
  • Referrals for Human Resources Support

STEP 6:

How do we best function as a team?

  • Healthy & Holistic Development Orientation and Workshop
  • Inter-Departmental Strengths & Challenges Assessment
  • Inter-Departmental Protocols

STEP 7:

How do we keep our development efforts fresh?

Start back at Step 1.