We are privileged to have the opportunity to make a difference. Let’s take advantage of each day driving toward a better world.

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With 25 years of nonprofit management experience, Christopher provides leadership and strategic counseling to numerous nonprofit organizations. He designs, implements, and directs all fundraising organization areas, including capital campaigns, gift request strategies, prospect research, board engagement, volunteer management, and planned giving, leading to successful outcomes.

Christopher serves as a CCS Learning Facilitator and an officer of the Gift Planning Practice Group. He is also a member of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners and the National Capital Gift Planning Council. He has written and edited several articles on fundraising topics, primarily focused on planned giving and board governance.

Christopher is also an avid researcher and writer on all things concerning United States history, particularly interested in the presidency. He currently resides in Washington, DC, with his wife.

select client partners

  • Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina
  • Diocese of Charleston
  • Corpus Christi Catholic Church
  • Loyola Blakefield
  • Federal Association of the Order of Malta
  • American Association for Study of Liver Diseases
  • Smile Train
  • Crescent Ridge Academy
  • Finlandia University
  • The Arc Central Chesapeake Region
  • United Way of the Midlands


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Featured Insights


Gift Planning at Religious Institutions: What You Need to Know

October 3, 2022

Learn how to create a gift planning culture to help your house of worship raise more funds and expand the reach of your faith.


Four Areas Where Your Board Can Focus its Strategic Thinking

April 17, 2020

It’s imperative that your organization’s board moves forward with accountability, transparency, and excellence. The goal here is to meet certain benchmarks and evaluate four important factors: Finance, Programs, Personnel, and Board Recruitment.


Planned Giving in 1-3 Hours a Week

March 9, 2023

This video, presented by CCS Fundraising’s Gift Planning Practice Group, will help you learn how you can make significant advances with planned giving — in just 1-3 hours a week!