CCS Fundraising, a leader in nonprofit fundraising and strategic consulting, is thrilled to announce the promotion of five new Partners.

New York, NY – CCS Fundraising, a leader in nonprofit fundraising and strategic consulting, is thrilled to announce the promotion of five new Partners. These elevations are reflective of decades-long careers of client impact and reflect CCS’s ongoing commitment to recognizing talent, dedication, and expertise within its leadership team.

Adam Miller, Aashika Patel, Natalie Skinner, Ian Swedish, and Kate Villa have been instrumental in driving fundraising success and lasting community impact for CCS clients, and their contributions have been invaluable to the firm.

Adam Miller is a leader in providing strategic guidance to national and international nonprofits across all sectors, designing innovative fundraising initiatives, directing extraordinary campaigns, and advising on resource development models. He is an expert in board engagement, campaign methodology, principal and major gift strategies, growth and sustainability planning, among others. His engagement as a presenter at global development conferences and as a published author in numerous journals and business publications has helped both his clients and the firm achieve transformative impact. Adam earned a JD from Loyola University Chicago and a BA from Indiana University.

Aashika Patel brings over 12 years of fundraising experience working with CCS, supporting clients with financial targets totaling over $1 billion. Guided by measurable, actionable plans, Aashika leverages fundraising strategy, data analytics, staffing assessments, pipeline development, and leadership engagement to grow fundraising capacity for nonprofits across every philanthropic sector. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and South Asian Studies from Syracuse University and holds a master’s degree in Fundraising and Grantmaking from New York University.

Natalie Skinner joined CCS in 2011 and has since conducted numerous capital campaigns, feasibility and planning studies, development assessments, annual fund enhancements, strategic plans, and special development projects that cumulatively raised more than $1 billion for her clients, including multiple $100 million gifts. Her expertise and strategic insights have played a pivotal role in optimizing fundraising efforts for nonprofits across various sectors and won her recognition with the Dennick M. W. Skeels Memorial Award for her work in CCS’s Mid- and South-Atlantic Region. Natalie earned her Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of Delaware.

Ian Swedish has been a key member of CCS for over 14 years, counseling nonprofit clients in strategic planning initiatives, feasibility analysis, data analytics, capital campaigns, and broad scale plan activation. His work spans organizations that are regional, national, and global in scale across all philanthropic sectors. He maintains a deep skillset in both data and fundraising strategy and was instrumental in standing up a data analytics shared service line for the firm. Ian holds an MBA and MPP from the Ross School of Business and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan and a BA from the University of Vermont.

Kate Villa has been helping to design, plan, and implement successful fundraising campaigns for more than 25 years. She excels at creating and executing campaign plans that connect donors’ passions with projects that change the world. Her expertise in comprehensive campaign design and management, planning studies, assessments, and leading staff and volunteer teams to develop tailored strategies to achieve ambitious fundraising goals have consistently contributed to the growth and success of CCS’s clients. Kate graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy and Columbia University.

“I am excited to see Adam, Aashika, Natalie, Ian, and Kate elevated to the role of Partner,” said CCS Fundraising CEO, Jon Kane. “Their dedication, expertise, and unwavering commitment to our clients exemplify CCS’s values. I’m confident that they will continue to drive transformational change and make a lasting impact in their new roles.”

These promotions come at an exciting time for CCS Fundraising as the firm continues to expand its reach and impact in the nonprofit sector. With the addition of these five partners, CCS strengthens its position as the world’s leading fundraising and strategic consulting firm.

About CCS Fundraising

CCS Fundraising is a strategic consulting firm that has partnered with nonprofits for transformational change for more than 75 years. CCS provides various services to support and strengthen nonprofit fundraising programs, including campaign management, strategic planning, data analytics, gift planning, systems and change management, and major gift strategy. The firm’s expert consultants, skilled in campaign and development strategy, work closely with organizations of all sizes across nonprofit sectors and geographies.

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