Our Development consultant works with your staff to build a custom and comprehensive development strategy. Based on development best practices, the consultant will assist staff in creating a robust, calendarized annual development plan. This provides strategic direction that allows for tracking activity weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually.
The year-long process involved in building this development strategy includes weekly meetings by phone with the Development Director to review goals accomplished and discuss goals for the week ahead. Once each quarter, the consultant makes a personal visit. These visits include meetings with the Executive Director and Development Director individually and together. They also include evaluating prior quarter performance, discussing and establishing next quarter goals, and looking beyond to anything that requires more lead time.
LCEF’s MAP assists your ministry in the creation of an effective development (advancement) department and process.
In cooperation with the Executive Director and Board of Directors, a job description for the role of development (advancement) director will be created and a search to fill the role will be undertaken. Consultative assistance throughout the hiring process will be provided by LCEF. Once the hiring of a development (advancement) director has been accomplished, LCEF will provide mentoring/coaching for the development (advancement) director and staff.
Concurrent with the hiring process, our consultant will begin designing your development (advancement) tools and plan, beginning with understanding where your organization currently is. This will include analyzing your current donor database, development calendar and processes in order to develop a strategic development plan for your ministry.
The agreement between LCEF and your ministry will begin immediately upon receipt of a signed agreement and initial payment and will cover the hiring period (as much as four months) followed by the 12-month coaching period.
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