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Philanthropic Landscape Report, 11th Edition

Featuring essential philanthropic research from all major sources in the industry, this exclusive report examines key themes in American philanthropy and the latest data on giving by US individuals, foundations, and corporations.

September 1st, 2022
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Philanthropic Landscape Report Library

View CCS’s library of Philanthropic Landscape reports, going back to our first edition in 2012.

July 20, 2021
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Authentically Inclusive: A New Podcast Series from CCS Fundraising and the Kellogg School of Management

CCS and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University have teamed up to create a new three-part podcast series, Authentically Inclusive, which provides expert ideas and practical insights to support the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion across nonprofit organizations and communities.

November 3, 2021
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CCS Philanthropy Pulse

The CCS Philanthropy Pulse survey report provides a window into the fundraising practices of almost 900 organizations based on data collected in late 2021. Check out both our main report and sector-specific spotlights for Arts & Culture, Health, Higher Education, Human Services, Independent Schools, and Religion.

January 25, 2022

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Gift Planning at Religious Institutions: What You Need to Know

Learn how to create a gift planning culture to help your house of worship raise more funds and expand the reach of your faith.

September 28, 2022
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Maintaining Fundraising Success During Times of Economic Uncertainty

Nonprofit organizations can take key steps in times of financial volatility to avoid compromising their campaign or delivering on their mission.

September 21, 2022
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“If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Manage It” – Using Metrics to Strengthen Your Fundraising Program

Growing your fundraising program is not just about feeding your prospect pipeline or hiring more fundraisers. In today’s uncertain economy, a hospital foundation’s use of metrics is the key to increasing success.

September 19, 2022
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Three Tips to Carry the Momentum from the High Holidays

In addition to prayer and festive meals, the Jewish high holidays are a peak season of tzedakah – charity – where appeals are made, honors are auctioned off, and volunteer time is committed. With your community motivated and focused, now is an excellent time to employ these three tips for fundraising success.

September 13, 2022
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CCS Examines Philanthropic Trends Amid Steady Giving in Eleventh-Edition Report

CCS Fundraising is thrilled to share the eleventh edition Snapshot of Today’s Philanthropic Landscape. This report compiles and contextualizes research from across the field of philanthropy to help US-based nonprofits wade through the available data and create informed fundraising strategies.

September 1, 2022
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Eight Tips to Manage CRM Action Entry for Every Nonprofit

Follow our tips on data entry to stay on top of your relationships with donors.

August 16, 2022
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Developing School-Wide Support for Campaign Strategic Priorities

Whether new or established, Heads of School have a unique opportunity to build a strong strategic plan and case for support for a major campaign as the summer comes to a close.

August 8, 2022
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3 Key Considerations for Elevating Your Membership Program

The philanthropic landscape is ripe with opportunity for cultural membership programs. Use the guiding questions below to bolster your organization’s development strategy.

August 2, 2022
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RFM and Wealth Screening for Major Gift Strategy

Learn how to perform an RFM analysis, the simplest tool to start narrowing your prospect list to your most impactful donors. This article contains background information and a video to lead you step-by-step into meaningful engagement.

June 29, 2022
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Meeting the Moment: A Case Study on Building a Successful Planned Giving Program for an Arts & Culture Institution in the Jewish Sector

CCS’s partnership with Holocaust Museum LA (HMLA) serves as a helpful example of how to design an effective planned giving program.

June 24, 2022
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