Diagnostic Review of Organisational Capacity

Before carrying out your activities, or even applying for funding, it is vital that you know where your organisation’s relative strengths and weaknesses are.

This reduces the risk of delivering poor services, failing to achieve what funders need and potentially harming service users. It will also help you make the best case for funding when you apply for grants or contracts.

Our diagnostic review service can help you to evaluate all aspects of your community organisation.

Created in accordance with the principles of NCVO Code of Good Governance, the diagnostic review service helps you to see whether the building blocks are in place to make up a well-governed, robust and sustainable organisation.

A typical diagnostic review can cover a range of areas, including:

1. Governance
2. Managing membership issues
3. Managing staff
4. Policies and procedures
5. Volunteers
6. Strategy
7. Planning
8. Monitoring and evaluation
9. Fundraising
10. Finance procedures and budgeting
11. Risk
12. Marketing
13. Consultation
14. Quality assurance and performance management systems
15. Partnership issues
16. Safeguarding vulnerable people

If you are interested in a diagnostic review, contact us. We can tailor the review to suit your needs, including highlighting key areas, the provision of a report outlining recommendations for improvement and planning what to do next.

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