Explore practical tools, guidance, resources, and reflections on the topics that are top-of-mind for nonprofit leaders and fundraisers.



2023 Philanthropic Landscape, 12th Edition

August 29th, 2023

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.


The State of Planned Giving in Fundraising: Legacy Gifts as the Future Cash Opportunity

August 2, 2023

CCS Fundraising is proud to share our report, The State of Planned Giving in Fundraising: Legacy Gifts as the Future Cash Opportunity, offering a glimpse into best practices in gift planning culture and legacy giving across sectors nationwide.


Data Integrity & Inclusion: Considerations for Intentional Data Collection

June 14, 2023

Our world exists beyond binaries. Learn from CCS Fundraising Systems Director Maz King how to ensure that your data honors your donors through data integrity and inclusion.

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5 Steps to Maximize Your Year-End Fundraising Appeal

November 29, 2023

Did you know that 31% of annual giving occurs in December, with 12% taking place in the last three days of the year? Does your non-profit organisation have a strong year-end strategy to take advantage of these powerful trends? Read our five steps to maximise the success of your year-end fundraising appeal.


How Your Board Can Help You Uncover New Donor Prospects

November 14, 2023

Your board can be a treasure trove for new prospects if leveraged correctly. We help you learn how to enhance your donor pipeline.


How to Create a Successful Giving Tuesday Campaign

October 23, 2023

Giving Tuesday can be an effective fundraising tool with the proper planning and strategic approach.


Revolutionizing Fundraising Part III: Guiding Questions for Nonprofit AI Implementation

October 16, 2023

As access to AI-driven software increases, our guiding questions for AI implementation will help your organization decide whether and how to use artificial intelligence.


Elevate Your Fundraising With the Fundamentals

October 11, 2023

Learn how to elevate your fundraising with the fundamentals by exploring our video where we cover the four fundraising pillars and five common challenges.


How to Engage the Next Generation of Museum Supporters

October 2, 2023

Learn how your museum can cultivate and energize rising generations of donors.


How to Balance Staff Ratios to Increase Fundraising Efficiency

September 6, 2023

Are you interested in raising more income, increasing fundraising efficiency, creating a happier workforce, and retaining your talented staff? Consider this high-impact, low-cost approach: optimise your ratio of frontline fundraisers to support staff.


Enhance Your Year-End Fundraising With Gift Planning

August 31, 2023

Year-end fundraising campaigns are an opportunity to provide donors with every possible option to support your mission.


Campaign Readiness: Is Your Organization Prepared?

August 30, 2023

Wondering what to prepare as you embark on a campaign? From volunteer leadership to data analytics, this article offers key considerations and advice from four former CCS client partners on how to get started.