In a world that was changing by the day, the steady and expert guidance from CCS was invaluable. CCS helped us launch—and pivot—the school’s most important campaign in its history. Not only that, they helped us develop a foundation on which we have built continued philanthropic success…

Matthew Troutman, Head of School, Thomas Jefferson School

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Thinking Strategically About Your School’s Annual Fund

The annual fund is the bedrock of all school fundraising. Independent schools can use these three tips to help their annual fund planning efforts every year.

January 26, 2022

CCS Philanthropy Pulse

The CCS Philanthropy Pulse survey report provides a window into the fundraising practices of 877 organizations based on data collected in late 2021.

January 25, 2022

Your Emergency Fundraising Strategy: Aspects to Include and Questions to Consider for Faith-Based Organizations

As many organizations (re)start campaigns, parishes and dioceses are developing plans now to stay agile and maintain fundraising momentum during future emergencies. In this article, learn about key considerations for developing a plan for fundraising during emergencies at faith-based organizations.

December 21, 2021

How and Why to Develop a Board Benchmarking Report

Benchmarking is a data-driven management tool that can be particularly valuable to nonprofits that seek to compare current trends to historical or peer data. Read this article to learn how to perform a board benchmarking exercise and why it can be useful for making decisions concerning the board of directors.

December 2, 2021

5 Essential Strategies for #GivingTuesday Follow-Up

Following up with donors after #GivingTuesday is essential. So where should you start? These five simple but powerful principles can help.

November 30, 2021