Nonprofit organizations are indispensable champions for the public good. In my work at CCS, I am committed to cultivating inclusive communities of support and partnership to empower our clients to do their best and most sustainable work.

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Eleanor has dedicated her professional career to supporting the development goals of nonprofit organizations. Her counsel has furthered the philanthropic efforts of institutions throughout the Midwest since 2014.

Eleanor brings expertise in major gifts strategy, communications, volunteer management, and coalition-building to every engagement. She has worked extensively with organizational leaders, board members, government officials, and donors to champion transformational initiatives. She values creativity, integrity, and a spirit of collaboration.

Since joining CCS in 2018, Eleanor has led successful efforts across sectors including environmental, arts and culture, higher education, and public-private partnerships.

Eleanor earned a BA in American Studies and French from Smith College.

select client partners

  • Lake Forest Open Lands, Lake Forest, IL
  • Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI
  • Kalamazoo Foundation for Excellence, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, Detroit, MI


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Featured Projects

Lake Forest Open Lands

Lake Forest Open Lands

Central US

CCS helped Lake Forest Open Lands, an independently funded conservation and educational organization, launch and manage a successful multi-million-dollar campaign.

Featured Insights


How to Elevate Your Next Virtual Donor Meeting During COVID-19

May 4, 2020

While nothing compares with the live experience of your programs or services, there are simple and elegant ways of conveying your organization’s story, delivering mission moments, and setting the stage for your case for support all on an online platform.


How to Maintain Donor Engagement During a Crisis: Key Considerations and Guidance

March 30, 2020

With the COVID-19 crisis impacting the philanthropic landscape, nonprofit organizations across all sizes and sectors share the same question: how do we engage our donors, and what sort of outreach is appreciated and appropriate?