Feasibility Analysis

We believe that the Feasibility Analysis/Goal Assessment is the most critical component of any fundraising effort. Unlike other firms, we do not assume that an organization’s need and good intentions are enough to attract the community’s financial support.


feasibility analysisAccordingly, the objective of every NCDS feasibility analysis is to position the proposed project or program for maximum support, and to assess – with a high degree of certainty – the level of anticipated financial support, should a campaign be launched. Our entire feasibility analysis process is designed to determine the client’s “asking rights” in the community. These asking rights are comprised of several key elements:

  • The Need (or opportunity)
  • Effective plan to meet the need or opportunity
  • Perception of the organization’s staff, board, and overall competency
  • Financial capacity of constituency
  • Strength and availability of potential campaign leaders
  • Sense of urgency

The deliverable of NCDS’ feasibility analysis/goal assessment is a comprehensive report and recommendations, which include:

  • Insight and input regarding the organization and its proposed project or program
  • A "Go / No Go" recommendation for a funding campaign
  • Recommended/achievable dollar goal for a recommended campaign
  • Suggestions to achieve “campaign readiness” if an immediate campaign is not recommended
  • Preferred candidates for campaign leadership, and recommendations for how to best structure/organize a campaign team
  • Recommendations for program/organizational refinement that will maximize fundraising success

Contact us to learn more about how our due diligence leads to your success.

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“NCDS has been our fundraising firm of choice since they first helped us devise the Forward Sioux Falls operating model in 1987, and raised $1.8 million to implement it.  Not only is the firm exceptionally skilled at raising money, they also understand the importance of generating buy-in and sustained commitment.  NCDS has helped us exceed goal in seven campaigns, the latest of which has a $15.5 million target, and when the current campaign is completed, NCDS will have helped us raise $53 million to fund our initiatives.  Our top community leaders expect the best from our organization, and the exceptional team at NCDS always works hard to help us exceed those expectations.” 

Evan Nolte, President & CEO • Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce

National Community Development Services, Inc.
6300 Powers Ferry Road, Suite 600-165
Atlanta, GA  30339
Phone: (404) 231-0730
info@ncdsinc.net