A passion to bring impactful, positive change to the world is what brought me to the nonprofit sector, and I love partnering with organizations that empower their communities. I am always excited to help nonprofits achieve meaningful results and fulfill their greatest potential.

Since 2016, Elyse has provided counsel to a diverse group of organizations across a variety of sectors, including City Harvest, The Trevor Project, and Madison Square Boys & Girls Club in New York City; Brooklyn Public Library; and independent and boarding schools across the country. She has extensive experience managing capital campaigns and volunteer leaders, developing major gift strategies, conducting planning studies, and working with nonprofits to reach and exceed their goals of increased donor engagement and extraordinary philanthropic support.

Elyse is a native Clevelander. Her love of adventure brought her to New York City where she currently resides in Brooklyn. Elyse enjoys going on food tours in New York’s diverse neighborhoods, playing volleyball, hiking, and traveling.

select client partners

  • The Trevor Project
  • Brooklyn Public Library
  • Asheville School
  • City Harvest
  • Madison Square Boys & Girls Club
  • Stephen Gaynor School
  • St. Anthony Hall
  • Caedmon School

Headquarters: New York

527 Madison Avenue
5th Floor
New York, NY 10022

(212) 695-1175


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4 Reasons Fundraisers Should Ditch Their Spreadsheets for Their CRM

August 3, 2021

Tired of trying to remember which spreadsheet includes your most recent interaction, which spreadsheet includes prospect research, and which spreadsheet includes an upcoming solicitation strategy? CCS consultant Elyse Adams explains that the best solution to this common problem is to switch from tracking this information in spreadsheets to optimize reporting from—or within—your CRM.


How to Prioritize Foundation Funding Opportunities: Four Criteria to Consider [Excel Template Included]

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With so many opportunities for foundation funding today, prioritization is key for fundraising teams. In this article, Elyse Adams provides a framework and an Excel template for nonprofits to qualify new foundation funding opportunities.


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