It is a true privilege to partner with passionate people who care deeply about making an impact on our world. The inspiring missions of the organizations we are fortunate to work with are nothing short of extraordinary. Our field is captivating – the need to develop innovative fundraising strategies to maximize results for our clients…

Driven by her passion for understanding the root causes of major societal challenges, Caroline has spent much of her life and the early part of her career immersed within communities that are deeply impacted by these obstacles. For the last two decades, Caroline has focused her career on partnering with nonprofit organizations to find and execute sustainable funding solutions to conquer our communities most unprecedented hardships.

Caroline is a Partner and Managing Director with CCS where she holds a seat on their Board of Directors. As a champion of innovative thinking, Caroline also co-chairs the CCS Innovation, Strategy & New Business Committee. Caroline joined CCS in 2005 where she has consistently brought unconventional fundraising strategies to organizations with financial goals ranging from $10 million to $3 billion. Caroline is respected by her clients as a strategic thought partner, leveraging her close partnerships and trusting relationships to help cultivate novel ideas within fundraising.

Caroline’s experience also includes working intuitively with organization’s Boards of Directors. Her Board of Directors expertise encompasses strategic advice and coaching related to governance, roles and responsibilities, committee structure, fundraising, board assessments and board development.

Caroline’s tenure has taken place at the CCS headquarters in New York, NY where she is supported by a dedicated team of experts to guide client partnerships throughout the NY/NJ region and beyond. In the latter half of her career, Caroline’s professional experiences have expanded beyond the NY region with her advancements of global fundraising programs, where she has successfully led partnerships across Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

Caroline is a recognized expert in the nonprofit sector and a leading voice for Women in Philanthropy. Her presentations and workshops have been featured by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), New Jersey Association for Independent Schools (NJAIS), and Women in Development.

Caroline is a proud graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, CT where she received her BA in Political Science with a concentration in Political Dynamics of the Middle East; and of Columbia University in New York, NY where she received her Master of Science in Social Work.  She resides in Summit, NJ with her husband and three children, where she is involved in several local nonprofit and community-based organizations.

Caroline specializes in:

  • Campaign planning, design and implementation
  • Board development and executive coaching
  • Innovative funding models/impact investing
  • Strategic planning
  • Development assessment and feasibility studies
  • Staff and volunteer training and management
  • Gift planning strategy
  • Corporate and foundation strategies
  • Data utilization
  • Digital strategy
  • Strategic partnerships
  • Non-profit start-ups

select client partners

  • Clinton Foundation
  • PEN America
  • Schwarzman Scholars Program
  • Seton Hall University
  • Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Mount Sinai Health System
  • Morgan Stanley GIFT Cures powered by Harrington Discovery Institute
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Animal Medical Center
  • James Beard Foundation
  • The Nature Conservancy – China
  • New Jersey Audubon

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New York, NY 10022

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Featured Insights


Navigating the Challenges COVID-19 Presents to Arts and Culture Organizations

April 3, 2020

In this webinar, join CCS Managing Directors Caroline Chick and Miriam Droller as they outline the lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, along with short term and long term action plans for maintaining fundraising efforts during the pandemic.


Women In Philanthropic Leadership

March 29, 2022

In celebration of Women’s History Month, learn how women leaders are changing the philanthropic landscape.