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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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Philanthropic Landscape Report, 10th 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 U.S. individuals, foundations, and corporations.

July 20, 2021

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The CCS Philanthropy Pulse: What Does the Data Say and What Does it Mean for Human Services Nonprofits?

How are human services organizations approaching fundraising this year? And how does it differ from years past? View this webinar recording to discover key findings from a recent survey of nearly 200 human services organizations.

Spring 2022
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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
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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
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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
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Debt-Reduction Campaigns: A 21st-Century Approach

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

April 26, 2022
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The CCS Philanthropy Pulse: What Does the Data Say and What Does it Mean for Higher Education Institutions?

How are schools approaching fundraising this year? And how does it differ from years past? View this webinar recording to discover key findings from a recent survey of nearly 100 schools.

Spring 2022
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How the Affluent Population Gives: The 2021 Bank of America Study of Philanthropy Analyzed & Discussed

CCS is proud to partner with the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and Bank of America on this discussion around the recent Bank of America Study of Philanthropy: Charitable Giving by Affluent Households.

April 11, 2022
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Women In Philanthropic Leadership

In celebration of Women’s History Month, learn how women leaders are changing the philanthropic landscape.

March 29, 2022
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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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The CCS Philanthropy Pulse: What Does the Data Say and What Does it Mean for Healthcare Institutions?

How are healthcare institutions approaching fundraising this year? And how does it differ from years past? View this webinar recording to discover key findings from a recent survey of nearly 100 healthcare organizations.

Spring 2022
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