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As the premier global leader in nonprofit strategic consulting, CCS is committed to understanding how nonprofits are navigating the ever-evolving philanthropic landscape and how organizations can best position themselves for fundraising success.

It is our goal to provide nonprofit organizations with the most robust annual philanthropic data.

The 2023 CCS Philanthropy Pulse survey report will include insights on:

  • Expectations for 2023 fundraising strategies and results
  • Skills, services, and technology used by fundraising teams

CCS Philanthropy Pulse 2022 Report Cover

The 2022 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 below.

In an ever-evolving philanthropic landscape, CCS is committed to understanding how nonprofits approach development today and how organizations can find fundraising success in the current environment.

It is CCS’s hope that this report provides nonprofit leaders and fundraisers with helpful data to navigate the year ahead.

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September 1st, 2022

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.

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Philanthropic Climate Survey Report, 4th Edition

January 14, 2021

CCS’s fourth-edition Philanthropic Climate Survey report provides a snapshot of how more than 1,000 respondents from across the nonprofit community are persevering amid challenges, evolving their fundraising tactics, and planning for 2021 and beyond.

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New York, NY (May 22, 2022) – Today, CCS Fundraising, the world’s leading fundraising consulting firm, announced a series of transitions within its Executive Leadership Team.

The firm announced the retirement of outgoing Chairman Bob Kissane who has been crucial to the success of innumerable philanthropic and development projects for over 40 years. Bob will continue to support CCS and its clients in an advisory capacity for the foreseeable future.

Rick Happy will become Chairman of CCS Fundraising. Rick has been with the firm for over three decades and has established himself as a philanthropic leader in the U.S. and abroad. Rick will continue to lead the firm’s work throughout the Western United States.

“I want to thank Bob for his incredible service to the firm for over 40 years, and his pivotal role in its strategic evolution over that period. I wish him a happy and well-deserved retirement,” said Rick Happy, incoming CCS Chairman. “These last three decades, it has been an honor to serve our incredible clients and I’m looking forward to continuing that work as well as the exciting challenges ahead in my added capacity as Chairman.

Jon Kane, who has served as President of CCS since 2016, will become President & CEO. Jon Kane brings over 25 years of expertise in business, management, and strategic consulting, and deep pride in CCS’ work and commitment to its clients to his new role.

Tom Kissane and Robert (“Bo”) Rice, Principal & Managing Directors with over 30 years each with CCS, and leaders in the sector, are taking on the additional title of Vice-Chairmen.

The firm also announced the elevation of Sarah Krasin and Edward Van Saders to the role of Partner. Sarah leads the firm’s Boston office and has been instrumental in growing CCS’ presence and client partnerships across the New England region. Edward Van Saders is the firm’s Chief Financial Officer and has over 30 years of leadership experience. Sarah and Edward join a partnership comprised of 25 leaders in the philanthropic sector.

“I’m delighted to welcome Sarah Krasin and Edward Van Saders to our esteemed group of CCS partners, and to be expanding our leadership team overall,” said Jon Kane, CEO & President. “Both Sarah and Edward have been instrumental in the firm’s development, and their expertise and immense knowledge of the nonprofit sector will continue to be incredible assets as we look toward the firm’s growth in the future.”


About CCS Fundraising

CCS Fundraising is a strategic consulting firm that has partnered with nonprofits for transformational change for 75 years. CCS Fundraising provides a wide range of services that support and strengthen nonprofit fundraising programs, including campaign management, strategic planning, data analytics, and major gift strategy. The firm’s experts, skilled in campaign and development strategy, work closely with organizations of all sizes across nonprofit sectors and geographies.

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June 4, 2021

One year ago, CCS purposefully affirmed our commitment to racial justice and our efforts to foster a more inclusive and equitable world. Today, we remain dedicated and steadfast in pushing this commitment forward.

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August 27, 2021

CCS is proud to partner with the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy on the release of the Everyday Donors of Color report, funded by the Gates Foundation.

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January 11, 2023

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December 13, 2022

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Snapshot of Today’s Philanthropic Landscape, 11th Edition (2022)

In June 2022, Giving USA released their estimates that US charitable giving increased by 2.8% in inflation-adjusted dollars from 2020 to 2021, reaching $484.85 billion.

For the past 11 years, CCS’s Snapshot of Today’s Philanthropic Landscape has compiled and analyzed industry research to provide a snapshot of the state of philanthropy today.

The 2022 Philanthropic Landscape report helps answer questions like…

  • How much do Americans donate to charity each year?
  • What motivates donors to give to a nonprofit?
  • Who are the best prospects for planned gifts?
  • What factors do corporations consider when making community investments?
  • How are foundation grants changing?
  • How are nonprofits integrating DEI into their fundraising programs?
  • How are nonprofits using cryptophilanthropy?

In this year’s report, we assess key areas that nonprofit leaders and fundraisers will want to monitor as part of planning and strategy. Particularly, we offer greater insight on gift planning, high net worth giving, and emerging digital fundraising trends that are becoming more prominent in the philanthropic ecosystem.

Philanthropic Landscape Co-Editors Tom Kissane, Principal & Managing Director, and Aashika Patel, Senior Vice President
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