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How to Balance Staff Ratios to Increase Fundraising Efficiency

September 6, 2023

Are you interested in raising more income, increasing fundraising efficiency, creating a happier workforce, and retaining your talented staff? Consider this high-impact, low-cost approach: optimise your ratio of frontline fundraisers to support staff.


Instilling Confidence in Your Fundraising

July 6, 2022

Throughout today’s ever-changing times, how do you “stay the course” and continue to garner support for your organisation’s unique mission? This webinar focuses on guidance for nonprofits to maintain confidence in their fundraising efforts.


Refreshing Your Prospect List

June 3, 2021

Developing a comprehensive prospect list bespoke to your organisation and aligned to your programmes is a critical part of enabling success. Given the changing economic and social circumstances nationally and internationally, it may be necessary to revisit your prospect list to ensure that you are focusing resources and time on those relationships most likely to progress your goals.


Your School’s Annual Fund…Start Planning Now!

May 27, 2021

An Annual Fund is a mechanism for encouraging parents, past pupils and volunteers to make regular gifts to your school. This guide provides practical tips for establishing or growing your Annual Fund, including adaptions you may want to consider in light of COVID-19. It is particularly aimed at UK schools, but much of the content is relevant for international schools and other fundraising institutions.


Trends in Major Giving Since the Pandemic – CCS Infographic

April 8, 2021

Between March 2020 through February 2021, CCS Fundraising surveyed a selection of nonprofit partners to collect data regarding major giving across Europe.
The news has been encouraging.


Build Your Digital Presence for 2021 and Beyond: 5 Tips for Nonprofits

March 3, 2021

Digital transformation catalysed by the COVID-19 pandemic may be here to stay. Check out CCS’s tips for making sure your nonprofit digital communication strategy is keeping pace.


Alternative Campaign Approaches

February 22, 2021

For more than 100 years, the traditional fundraising campaign has been the vehicle of choice for nonprofits to energise the community and secure significant philanthropic commitments. Campaigning raises more money, creates excitement, provides a rationale to support giving, and demonstrates what donations will accomplish. To mitigate the traditional post-campaign lull, alternative fundraising campaign designs are becoming more common.


Lessons for Success Throughout 2021

February 8, 2021

Read CCS’s perspectives on how the philanthropic landscape changed in 2020 and how nonprofit leaders can continue to set themselves and their teams up for fundraising success throughout 2021.


Nonprofit Spotlight: Sutton Park School

December 1, 2020

This month we spoke with Ronan Walsh, Head of School at Sutton Park School. Located in Dublin, Ireland, Sutton Park is an independent co-educational multi-denominational day school. They began a capital campaign shortly before the onset of COVID-19. Read on to learn about the School’s experience in successfully navigating this challenging time.