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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 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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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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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
Article

Engaging the Next Generation of Philanthropists

The future of philanthropy revolves around engaging our next generation of donors—Generation Z and Millennials. Understanding how to attract, retain, and grow your young professional pipeline will ensure long-term sustainability for your organization.

April 5, 2021
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Who Funds the World? Girls: How Nonprofits Can Avoid Overlooking the Value of Women Donors

Data shows that women make larger and more frequent charitable gifts than men across almost every income bracket and are more consistent about monitoring their philanthropic impact over time. In this article, we offer three considerations for your organization when thinking about how to better engage women donors.

March 8, 2021
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Asking for Major Gifts in a Virtual World: A Practical Guide to Virtual Solicitation

A recent CCS survey showed that 72% of nonprofit respondents who conducted virtual major gift solicitations found them to be either as successful or more successful than typical in-person requests. Check out Courtney Labetti’s guidance to help your organization land big gifts through virtual means.

March 3, 2021
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The Future is #DAF: Donor-Advised Fund Growth and How Nonprofits Can Benefit

As we look to the future of philanthropy, donor-advised funds (DAFs) will be an integral part of the conversation. Learn more about the findings from National Philanthropic Trust’s new DAF study and how nonprofit organizations can attract more gifts from this vehicle.

February 11, 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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Higher Education Spotlight: CCS Philanthropic Climate Survey, 4th Edition

This special report spotlights the 143 Higher Education responses from CCS’s fourth-edition Philanthropic Climate Survey.

January 31, 2021
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