CCS is a critical partner in creating the culture of philanthropy that elevates our clients’ ability to inspire donors, leading to transformational gifts for important causes. It is an honor to be part of this essential work.

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Kate Villa has been helping to design, plan, and implement successful fundraising campaigns since she worked for her University’s development office while in college. She truly enjoys creating and executing campaign plans that connect donors’ passions with projects that change the world. Kate’s 25 years of experience, first as a chief development officer and now with CCS, have included: comprehensive campaign design and management, planning studies, assessments, and leading teams of staff and volunteer leadership to develop unique strategies and solutions to achieve ambitious fundraising goals.

Kate graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy and Columbia University. She is the President of AFP Massachusetts, a former Vice-Chair of the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center, and the past President of AFP of Northern New England. When not working or volunteering for good causes, she can often be found trying new recipes or restaurants, skiing in her native state of Vermont, training for a long bike ride, or at the beach with friends and family.

Select Client Partners

  • Bangor Public Library
  • Boston Latin School
  • Bridge Over Troubled Waters
  • Buckingham, Browne & Nichols School
  • Cristo Rey Boston High School
  • Fenway Health
  • Kimball Union Academy
  • Maine Audubon
  • The New Commonwealth Fund
  • New Hampton School
  • Newton Wellesley Hospital
  • The Rashi School
  • USS Constitution Museum
  • The Winsor School


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Featured Insights


Fundraising in Uncertain Economic and Social Times

March 25, 2020

In this webinar in partnership with AFP Massachusetts, Senior Vice Presidents Sarah Krasin and Kate Villa explore lessons learned from previous economic cycles and how your organization can turn a time of uncertainty into a time of fundraising opportunity.


Pivoting Your Case for Support and Fundraising Plan: Relevant Action Steps in the Time of COVID-19

April 6, 2020

In partnership with AFP Massachusetts and Women in Development of Greater Boston, this webinar features a dynamic panel of speakers providing key insights into the relevant action steps in fundraising necessitated by COVID-19.


RFM and Wealth Screening for Major Gift Strategy

June 29, 2022

Learn how to perform an RFM analysis, the simplest tool to start narrowing your prospect list to your most impactful donors. This article contains background information and a video to lead you step-by-step into meaningful engagement.