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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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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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Six Key Steps to Creating Effective Data Visualizations in Development

This article includes six key steps to communicate donor and fundraising data more effectively to inspire action.

February 17, 2022
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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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Four Reasons Fundraisers Should Ditch Their Spreadsheets for Their CRM

Tired of trying to remember which spreadsheet includes your most recent interaction, which spreadsheet includes prospect research, and which spreadsheet includes an upcoming solicitation strategy? CCS consultant Elyse Adams explains that the best solution to this common problem is to switch from tracking this information in spreadsheets to optimize reporting from—or within—your CRM.

August 3, 2021
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Optimizing Major Gift Portfolios Using Predictive Modeling Scores

Major gift portfolios determine where relationship managers’ time and energy will be focused. How can nonprofits make sure they’re focusing on the right donors?

June 4, 2021
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CCS Survey Reveals Successful Virtual Donor Engagement Results and Positive Signs for Nonprofit Fundraising in 2021

Findings from the 1,000+ responses to our January 2021 survey provide some encouraging news for nonprofit leaders and development professionals.

February 3, 2021
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How Predictive Modeling Can Help Nonprofits Identify New Major Gift Prospects

CCS’s Senior Data Scientist John Sammis explains how a nonprofit can use predictive modeling to unearth new fundraising potential in its donor database.

January 26, 2021
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Your Fundraising Forecast Cheat Sheet for 2021 [Excel Template Included]

In such tumultuous and uncertain times, projecting fundraising revenue is a tall order. CCS provides tactical guidance and a downloadable Excel tool to help forecast your organization’s fundraising for 2021.

December 8, 2020
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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.

September 25, 2020
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CCS Survey Shows Improved Fundraising Trends and Evolved Donor Engagement Tactics

New results from CCS’s Philanthropic Climate Survey show that the pandemic’s negative effects on fundraising are growing less severe over time as nonprofits embrace virtual methods of donor cultivation and solicitation.

September 23, 2020
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