The Organizational Audit, also called a Cycle Audit, is a practical, lean, swift assessment of an organization's capacity in each area of the Cycle: artistic and program planning, marketing, board and "family," fundraising, and other revenue.
The Audit is not a strategic plan; rather its result is a renewed focus on the most salient issues facing an organization and a series of short-term (e.g. one year) recommendations designed to stabilize or strengthen an organization in key areas. The Audit consists of both a rigorous self-diagnosis and deep study by senior Institute consultants.
In addition to the Cycle Audit, the DeVos Institute offers discipline-specific audits in:
- Board structure and performance
- Financial structure and performance
- Staffing structure