The assessment stage is an important step to understand how you can strengthen your efforts. When making organizational changes, groups should focus on the most fundamental elements, those which will do the most to improve the effectiveness of the organization. These steps should be done up front, prior to developing a strategic plan or even looking for new board members. The assessment process will give you a much better picture of what your goals should be in these other areas.

The following items are good, solid tools for assessing the strengths and weaknesses of your organization.

Assessing Fundraising Readiness
Sample Organizational Assessment
Pre-Planning Assessment
Staff Need Assessment