Designed for individuals, the original Leaky Bucket is free. It measures nine business practices that either contribute to or detract from your fundraising productivity. It only takes about five minutes to complete. If your fundraising bucket is leaking, use this assessment to find out where! You’ll get your results right away.
The Professional Edition is designed for teams, not individuals. It delves deeper into your organization’s fundraising practices, the ways you use technology, and your methods for managing results. Leaky Bucket Pro measures the maturity of fifteen business practices, and correlates overall scores with annual results. The Professional edition is for your entire team – the development shop, senior leaders, the governing board members, and even volunteers. Minimum participation is 25; no upward limit. We collect and analyze your data using AI. Annual subscription includes one complete refresh of your data per year.
The Leaky Bucket Fundraising Assessment is the largest popular study of fundraising-staff capacity and readiness to provide predictable, consistent income growth. We have been collecting data for this study since 2011. The most recent benchmarking study analyzed results from 1370 respondents. Findings from this study demonstrate a clear need for improved productivity. Download it to understand more about the importance of fundraising productivity.
The Fundraising Effectiveness Project from AFP, and Giving USA, from The Giving Institute, are are invaluable, but they do not examine fundraising team performance.
You will only find that information here, in the Leaky Bucket Benchmarking Study, Fundraising Down the Drain.