The answer depends on your organizations goals and objectives and your community’s perception of your plan. The feasibility analysis that we conduct will help answer that specifically.
First Community Development (FCD) receives a fixed monthly professional fee for developing your organization’s new Strategic Plan and for conducting the Feasibility Analysis. FCD also receives a fixed monthly management fee during the campaign rather than a percentage of funds raised. However, First Community annually tracks its professional fee as a ratio of funds raised for its client organizations. While the national average for professional campaign management fee is 35% of funds raised, FCD has consistently provided professional campaign management at a ratio of 7% to 8% of funds raised.
Involvement of the clients staff will be minimal. They’ll be asked to attend major campaign events and generally assist the campaign office with advice and direction. FCD will manage all of the day-to-day operations of the campaign throughout the entire project.
FCD will coordinate all the solicitation calls in your campaign. The resident FCD Campaign Director and Campaign Supervisor will conduct all solicitations with major prospects in partnership with the appropriate volunteer leaders.
First Community Development has successfully exceeded its goals in 93% of the campaigns we have conducted. In the other 7% of the campaigns we have raised an average 90% of the goal.