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.
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.
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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.
"The WDC's successful $3.5 million capital campaign under the leadership of NCDS marks the beginning of a new stage of advancement for our organization. The team effort - from developing our economic development blueprint to the GROW Watertown 5-Year Strategic Plan - laid the groundwork. And now area business leaders have shown their confidence by rallying behind the WDC so it can help implement our 5-year strategic plan for growth. The WDC is already having a meaningful impact on business development efforts in our area as companies are no longer viewing their contributions as a donation, but an opportunity to be part of building a stronger and growing community."
Executive Director Watertown Development Company