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Lindsay Marciniak has spent the entirety of her career working with nonprofit organizations to acquire the resources they need to fulfill their mission, realize their ambitions, and positively impact our communities – locally, nationally, and globally. Her efforts and leadership have resulted in nearly $1 billion in philanthropic support secured for her clients.

Lindsay brings to every engagement a big-picture perspective and hands-on approach, immersing herself not only in the organization at large, but in the details – the facts, milestones, people – that make up each nonprofit and shape its motivations. This thorough immersion allows Lindsay to stay deeply connected to her clients’ respective mission, create actionable goals, and pave a strong path forward.

Lindsay is an expert at designing and directing comprehensive campaigns, implementing major gifts programs, leading initiatives to build fundraising capacity, and developing strong relationships with senior leadership, staff, board members, and donors.

Within the greater philanthropic community, Lindsay regularly presents on fundraising topics to clients, board members, and development professionals both in the U.S. and internationally. She also shares insights, trends, and best practices as a faculty member at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School Center for Nonprofit Management.

Lindsay earned her MPA in Nonprofit Management from Indiana University and a BS in Psychology with honors from John Carroll University in Cleveland. She is a member of the 2021 Class of Leadership Greater Chicago Fellows and serves on the board of Uptown United, her community development corporation. In her spare time, Lindsay enjoys reading, kayaking, hiking, experiencing live music, and spending time with her family.

select client partners

  • Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • United Way
  • The Salvation Army
  • Feeding America
  • Cuyahoga Community College
  • Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
  • Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
  • Kiwanis International


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Featured Insights


Perspectives on Philanthropy 2021: Nonprofit Leaders Reflect on Giving USA

June 29, 2021

Tune in to listen to CCS Managing Director Lindsay Marciniak provide a short overview of the 2021 Giving USA data, followed by a robust conversation with an exceptional panel of nonprofit leaders who share their insights from the data, including the impact that these trends are expected to have on their own organizations.


Authentically Inclusive: A New Podcast Series from CCS Fundraising and the Kellogg School of Management

November 3, 2021

CCS and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University have teamed up to create a new three-part podcast series, Authentically Inclusive, which provides expert ideas and practical insights to support the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion across nonprofit organizations and communities.