This third-edition research report provided a snapshot of the changing effects of the pandemic on nonprofit fundraising and how nonprofit professionals evolved their fundraising plans and tactics in response.

This report details the results of CCS’s third Philanthropic Climate Survey installment, which collected data from nearly 1,400 individuals representing nonprofits of all sectors.


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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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