Fundraising Feasibility Studies

The objective of every NCDS feasibility analysis is to assess the community's level of support for your proposed program or project, and to position you for fundraising success. We consider the Feasibility Study as the most critical component of any fundraising effort.


Strategic Initiative Validation and Fundraising Potential

The essential first step in any capital campaign is to determine the broader community's opinion about the proposed initiative or project. We gauge the potential level of financial support by conducting confidential interviews with business and community leaders that represent the key stakeholders of your constituency.

Through these interviews and gathered data, we get candid opinions and feedback on local economic conditions, assets, and weaknesses for economic development, perceptions of your organization (and others), potential levels of support available, and identify candidates for campaign leadership.

NCDS' seasoned professionals know what questions to ask and how to interpret what we hear from each interviewee. We also help you package and position your proposed initiative to optimize the outcome of the feasibility process.

Why you need a feasibility study

Honest and Prescriptive Recommendations

Our longevity, reputation, and loyal client base demand that we tell the truth and that our recommendations reflect the best interests of the client and the community.

If the feasibility study supports a "go" recommendation for a campaign, we will pinpoint an appropriately aggressive goal, suggest fundraising strategies, and specify critical success factors such as program & organizational refinement, volunteer leaders, and campaign messaging.

If our findings yield a "no go," or "not now" recommendation, NCDS provides a detailed path to "campaign readiness" that will inform the client's pursuit of increased relevance and asking rights.

Together, we can transform your community.

Contact us today for professional fundraising services that will change the way you pursue economic and community development.

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Hear it from Our Clients

"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