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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“Birmingham Landmarks, Inc. certainly made the right decision in selecting NCDS to raise the $7 million needed to fully restore our sadly dilapidated and abandoned former vaudeville theatre in downtown Birmingham.  Your firm provided the wisdom and experience to position the project as worthy of support, then structured a winning campaign that was creative, energizing, and relentless in pursuit of the goal.  We were especially appreciative of your flexibility relative to our early cash flow issues, and even more so in the selection of the assigned NCDS Project Executive.  Because of the success and momentum of your phase of this exceptional campaign, the Lyric staff was able to continue seeking commitments utilizing tax credits, and the total raised now exceeds $11.8 million.  Thanks to NCDS, Birmingham can boast of having one of the most spectacularly restored performing arts theaters in America.”

Brant Beene, Executive Director • Birmingham Landmarks, Inc.

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