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Perspectives on Philanthropy | Giving USA 2024

June 25, 2024

Explore this webinar marking the release of Giving USA 2024: The Annual Report on Philanthropy, presented by CCS Fundraising in partnership with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy!

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AI in Fundraising

May 20, 2024

Elevate your nonprofit’s fundraising strategies with artificial intelligence (AI)! CCS’s newest thought leadership provides valuable insights, strategies, and tools to propel your organization and achieve unprecedented mission success.

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The Philanthropy Outlook 2024 and 2025

March 13, 2024

Strengthen your fundraising strategy this year and next with this data-driven publication, revealing predictive insights for the philanthropic sector in the years ahead.

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How to Get Alumni to Donate Through Effective Internal Partnerships

June 21, 2024

Learn how to get alumni to donate for fundraising success with effective internal partnerships at your education institution.

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Custom GPTs for Fundraising: A Nonprofit Guide

May 31, 2024

Learn about Custom Generative Pre-Trained Transformers (GPTs), their application in fundraising, and how you can harness their capabilities to streamline your fundraising efforts and forge deeper connections with donors.

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8 Donor Stewardship Best Practices

May 23, 2024

Learn important ways to build relationships with your donors and keep them engaged in your organization’s mission. This, in turn, will ensure that your organization continues to experience fundraising growth.

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Why Your Church Should Consider an Increased Offertory Program

May 14, 2024

To keep up with inflation and growing expenses, it is vital that churches also grow donor giving over time. An increased offertory campaign can help begin that process.

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Your Guide to Finding, Engaging, and Retaining the Next Donor Generation

May 13, 2024

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.

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Making the Case for Endowment at Your Independent School

May 9, 2024

The COVID-19 pandemic and the fluctuating economy in the years since revealed how critical endowments are for the growth and sustainability of independent schools. Learn how to make the case for an endowment at your school with our concrete tactics.

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How to Build Trust in Your College or University to Maintain Fundraising

April 12, 2024

In the face of declining public trust, your college or university can ensure fundraising momentum with these strategies.

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Your Fundraising Forecast Template for 2024

March 28, 2024

Projecting fundraising revenue can always feel daunting, especially during economic and political uncertainty. CCS Fundraising is here to help you plan for 2024 and beyond with tactical guidance and a downloadable fundraising revenue forecast template.

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Charitable Giving During Presidential Elections

February 23, 2024

As we approach the 2024 US presidential election, many nonprofit professionals wonder if and how politics will affect this year’s charitable giving landscape. Read on as we examine research that helps us understand the relationship between nonprofit fundraising and political giving.

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