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Philanthropic Landscape Report, 11th Edition

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

July 20, 2021

Philanthropic Landscape Report Library

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

July 20, 2021

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

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




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

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

Jewish Values and Philanthropy: Q & A with Former CCS Partner, Michael Waldman, CEO of Minnesota Jewish Community Center (JCC)

Philanthropy runs deep for Michael Waldman, CEO of Minnesota Jewish Community Center (JCC). Learn how Jewish values have impacted the JCC’s fundraising, and how the JCC adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 8, 2022

CCS Fundraising Secures Investment from Abry Partners

Partnership will allow leading fundraising firm to expand offerings, invest in growth

May 23, 2022

CCS Fundraising Announces New Executive Leadership

The firm thanks outgoing Chairman Bob Kissane for his many years of service and congratulates new Chairman, President & CEO, and Executive-level Partners.

May 20, 2020

How Do Donor Advised Funds Work and How Can Nonprofits Leverage the DAF Ecosystem to Drive Philanthropic Revenue?

Learning more about and strategizing around Donor Advised Funds can help position nonprofits for longterm fundraising success.

May 6, 2022

Hidden Opportunities in Retirement Assets: Insights for Frontline Fundraisers

CCS’s Gift Planning Practice Group discusses the charitable giving potential from retirement assets and how nonprofits can promote giving from retirement and other noncash assets.

May 2, 2022

How Small Donors Become Major Donors: Analyzing Major Donor Pathways

Nonprofits can boost their major gifts strategy by better understanding major donor pathways through data analytics.

April 28, 2022

Debt-Reduction Campaigns: A 21st-Century Approach

Consider these steps to begin or re-charge a debt reduction fundraising effort.

April 26, 2022

Considerations for Next Year’s Annual Fund

Summer break presents an important opportunity for schools to learn what strategies to put in place at the conclusion of an annual fund to build on donor momentum for the year ahead.

April 6, 2022

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