In Spring 2020, CCS Fundraising surveyed over 1,100 individuals across the fundraising industry to measure the current progress, challenges, and areas of need for nonprofits across the country.

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The results of the survey, detailed in this report, provide a picture of the state of nonprofit organizations across all philanthropic sectors, and their activities. This installment of the Philanthropic Climate Survey – the first in a four-part series – focuses primarily on the behaviors of nonprofits in the first two months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

February 3, 2021

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


CCS Fundraising Research Shows Nonprofit Resiliency During COVID-19

June 12, 2020

New data from a large-scale CCS Fundraising survey of nonprofit organizations suggests that the philanthropic landscape has improved markedly thanks in part to innovative approaches to fundraising.


CCS Survey Shows Improved Fundraising Trends and Evolved Donor Engagement Tactics

September 23, 2020

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.


Nonprofit Survey Reveals Majority of Organizations Continuing Campaigns During COVID-19

May 12, 2020

Most nonprofits have moved forward with major fundraising efforts—with appropriate modifications—despite the impact of the current global health pandemic, according to a new CCS Fundraising study.

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