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?

  • Theory of Change Model
  • Mission, Vision, Approach Statements
  • Logic Model
  • Nonprofit Business Model Canvas
  • Strategic Planning
  • Strategic Framework

STEP 2:

How do we identify funding prospects?

  • Comparable Organization Revenue Study
  • Prospect Identification & Prioritization
  • Revenue Sector Strategy Development
  • Fundraising Plan
  • Opportunity Return on Investment Calculator

STEP 3:

How do we secure funding?

  • Master Application Template
  • Grant Writing
  • Branding Impact Usage
  • Ask Coaching
  • Appeal Design
  • Board Activation
  • Impact Report
  • Sponsorship Package

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
  • Develop Job Description
  • Develop Staff Job Interviews
  • Development Staff Orientation & Coaching

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.