Why is it important to use an outside consultant for Feasibility Studies and Development Audits?

Using an outside professional is important for three reasons. First – using a consultant allows you to access the expertise you probably don’t already have on your current staff. Second – an outside consultant can often identify, during the course of confidential conversations with key staff and volunteer leadership, potential problem areas that warrant attention. And finally – a comprehensive Development Audit takes a lot of time – something that development staff often don’t have available.