Our Services

Devo Assessments

Whether your organization is 100 years old or brand new, if you’re not achieving the fundraising results you’re looking for, it might be time for a development assessment. We will customize the scope and depth of our process based on your organizational complexity and your resources.

Ostara’s development assessments provide a thorough and objective evaluation of your organization’s challenges and opportunities in fundraising. We don’t just analyze your fundraising activities or donor data; we look holistically at the capacity and capability of your staff and board, and your organization’s culture of philanthropy. Our process is designed to illuminate what’s working and where improvements can be made to ensure transformative fundraising can succeed at your organization.

Every assessment process delivers specific, practical and manageable recommendations on the proper investments and changes that will move the needle on your fundraising success and can be built upon in the future.


Ostara consultants have performed assessments and designed strategies for organizations of all sizes and many different missions. Let us help you figure out how to improve your:

  • Organizational culture of philanthropy
  • Development planning & evaluation
  • Development staff capacity and capability
  • Board fundraising engagement
  • Major and planned giving
  • Annual giving and/or membership
  • Development communications
  • Event strategy and execution
  • Donor stewardship (individual and institutional)
  • Institutional grant strategy and management
  • Corporate sponsorships and partnerships

Ready to discuss how we can work together?