For the last 15 years, Lindsay has worked side-by-side with nonprofit organizations across the religious, cultural, healthcare, human service, and academic medical sectors. Partnering with leadership and volunteers, Lindsay’s strategic counsel and expertise have helped raise hundreds of millions of dollars. Lindsay maintains a clear focus on goals and objectives while assisting organizations to learn best practices and truly build an enthusiasm for development. Over the years, Lindsay has cultivated her strengths in the areas of campaign strategy and management, applying fundraising metrics for success, donor cultivation, and volunteer training and management.

Lindsay previously served as a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Anne’s. She is a graduate of Santa Clara University and secured her MBA from UCLA Anderson.

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  • Children’s Center of the Antelope Valley, Lancaster, CA
  • The Climate Registry, Los Angeles, CA
  • Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, CA
  • Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM
  • Ronald McDonald House Orange County, Orange, CA
  • St. John Fisher Catholic Church, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  • St. Louis de Montfort Parish, Santa Maria, CA

In her current role, Janine is responsible for leading CCS’ overall people strategy, talent acquisition and management; employee professional development from onboarding to leadership development; and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. She also oversees organizational design and cultural development, compensation, and benefits. “Recruitment and retention are essential for CCS because our people are our business. We are only as good as our people, and we are fortunate to have amazing, smart people as our colleagues,” says Janine. She works with leaders across the firm and regional locations to maintain and build a dynamic organization that reflects and supports the firm’s values, mission, and purpose.

During her tenure with the firm, Janine has overseen efforts that have resulted in numerous accomplishments: a tripling the firm’s personnel, more effective and streamlined companywide talent acquisition practices in partnership with regional offices, a companywide diversity and inclusion strategy, a fair and equitable compensation structure and practice with salary bands, and the launch of several employee resource groups and social groups to foster connections and support across the firm. Janine is passionate about coaching and fosters an open-door policy for all colleagues, mentoring many leaders at CCS.

Janine’s passion for human resources and the nonprofit world extends beyond CCS, serving in leadership roles in numerous organizations including Women of Color, Women in Development, and Allies in Action. She played an integral role in the establishment of Women of Color’s Radiant Leadership group. In all her work in the human resources space, Janine fosters values of inclusion and respect. Her membership in Chief allows her to connect and learn with fellow women executive leaders and help peers work through leadership challenges.
Janine attended Rider University and majored in Public Relations with a minor in Journalism.

Raymond Happy has planned, directed, and supervised fundraising campaigns throughout the United States and has provided strategic advice to leading organizations around the globe. His projects have raised billions of dollars.

In his career at CCS, Raymond has conducted numerous feasibility and planning studies, building programs, endowment campaigns, and annual appeals.  He has helped institutions recruit new trustees, solicit transformational gifts, develop strategic plans, and train leaders across the world in best practices in fundraising and philanthropy.

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  • Kennedy Center (Washington, DC)
  • University of Florida
  • Ramaz School (New York, NY)
  • NYU Langone
  • American Civil Liberties Union

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Ian Swedish, Executive Vice President, is a member of the CCS executive team leading the Philadelphia, Australia and networked nonprofit markets. His work spans organizations that are regional, national, and global in scale. Ian joined CCS in 2010 and brings over 18 years of experience overlapping support in the nonprofit and private sectors as a consultant and manager. He counsels nonprofit clients in strategic planning initiatives, feasibility analysis, data analytics, capital campaigns, and broad scale plan activation. He has led transformational initiatives across all sectors and the globe for clients that generate annual philanthropic revenue ranging from $3 million to $1 billion.

Ian has developed a deep skillset on the intersection of data and fundraising strategy. He led the firm’s data analytics special strategic planning initiative to develop a shared service platform working across CCS that provides stand-alone services such as predictive modeling, forecasting, and benchmarking for fundraising strategy and planning.

Additionally, Ian provides leadership of a private family foundation guiding strategy for over $50 million in assets and its annual philanthropic distribution. The foundation supports charities across the globe to create a more socially equitable and just world through the lens of education and opportunity. Ian also serves as a Board member for various organizations working in the nonprofit and education space.

He currently serves on boards at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the
University of Michigan and at Moonstone Inc. He is also a Founding Advisor of Feeding
America’s Population Health Program. Ian is an active member of the Philadelphia
community. One of the greatest joys of his life has been as a foster parent.

Ian holds an MBA and MPP from the Ross School of Business and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. He received a BA from the University of Vermont and studied at the University of Wollongong in New South Wales.

Eric Javier is a Principal and Managing Director with CCS Fundraising, the largest fundraising strategy and management firm in the world.  For more than 20 years Eric has been a trusted advisor to leading nonprofit executives, trustees, and development leaders.  He has helped design and implement more than 200 fundraising campaigns and initiatives that have raised over $2 billion to make a positive difference in communities all around the world.  Eric’s primary areas of expertise include feasibility and planning studies; capital and endowment campaigns; major donor programs; principal gift solicitation strategies; strategic development planning; case messaging and storytelling; board development; and coaching and training.

“The truest definition of philanthropy is ‘love of humanity.’ It’s a privilege to work with passionate leaders who are working so hard to make positive change in the world. Philanthropy is the fuel that makes that change possible,” says Eric. Eric frequently speaks about philanthropy and development strategy at professional conferences, including the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and the League of American Orchestras.

Eric is a proud graduate of Regis High School and the College of the Holy Cross. He resides in Westchester, NY with his wife, Kristin, their two daughters, and rescued dog, Oscar.

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  • Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
  • Central Park Conservancy, New York, NY
  • City Harvest, New York, NY
  • The Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland, OH
  • Duke Health, Durham, NC
  • Golda Och Academy, West Orange, New Jersey
  • Masters School, Dobbs Ferry, NY
  • Natural Resource Defense Council, New York, NY
  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Short Hills, NJ
  • University of North Carolina System, Chapel Hill, N

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During his 24 years with CCS, Brad has designed and managed fundraising campaigns that have raised more than $1.5 billion for our client partners. He is thought leader in the religious sector and a mentor to hundreds of current and former CCS employees.

With an expertise in the management of large, volunteer led, multi-organizational campaigns, Brad is a strategist, an educator, a partner, a mentor, and a storyteller. He will partner with your organization to help you build an experience that transitions your vision into reality. Brad leads the Catholic Service Team in the Central US and is instrumental in the planning and management of projects for our Catholic client partners.

Brad received his B.A. from Indiana University. He resides in Austin, Texas, where he completed his second campaign for the Diocese of Austin in 2019.

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  • Archdiocese of Chicago
  • University of the South, Sewanee
  • Diocese of Austin
  • Diocese of Toledo
  • Diocese of Columbus
  • St. Vincent’s Hospital Foundation

Lindsey joined CCS in 2001, bringing years of experience working for leading national and international nonprofit organizations including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Handel and Haydn Society, and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.

At CCS, Lindsey has orchestrated campaigns for clients within a range of sectors, including healthcare, higher education, medical research, secondary education, and social service. Lindsey’s areas of expertise include annual fund programs, board orientation and training, campaign direction, development assessments, feasibility studies, major gift solicitation and strategy, planned giving, prospect research, and volunteer orientation and training.

Lindsey is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board for the College of Fine Arts at Boston University. She also serves on the Advisory Council for the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. Lindsey has lectured and represented CCS at national and regional conferences of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, and Women in Development of Greater Boston.

Lindsey earned a master’s degree in Music from the University of Akron, a bachelor’s degree in Music from Boston University, and an Artist’s Diploma from the State Conservatory for Music and the Performing Arts in Stuttgart, Germany.

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  • University of Southern Maine, Portland, Gorham, and Lewiston-Auburn, Maine
  • University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, Vermont
  • Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Buffalo, NY

Ted Blackburn has been with CCS for nearly 20 years serving as advisor to organizations across the nonprofit spectrum, including healthcare, independent and higher education, human services, faith, environment and conservation, arts and culture, and advocacy. Ted has dedicated his career to bringing enthusiasm, expertise, and smart solutions to his nonprofit partners to advance their missions.

Ted’s experience includes development strategic planning, lead, principal and major gift programs, capital campaign planning and management, endowment fundraising, foundation and corporate giving, grassroots fundraising strategies, board development and engagement, data and analytics utilization, and volunteer and staff training. Over the course of his career he has designed, advised and directed dozens of resource development initiatives that have raised collectively over $10 billion, positively impacting people and communities of across country.

Ted is a recognized expert in philanthropy and has lead presentations and workshops for the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Counsel for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and Counsel for Advancement and Support of Education – National Associate of Independent Schools (CASE-NAIS). Ted is the Co-Chair of CCS Healthcare Practice Group and a longtime member of CCS Learning Faculty.

Ted is a graduate of Lafayette College and serves on the Lafayette Athletics Maroon Club Board of Directors. He is also the Chair of the Friends of Lafayette Lacrosse Leadership Council.

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  • Lucille Packard Foundation for Children’s Health
  • Sutter Health and California Pacific Medical Center
  • NatureBridge
  • UC Davis Health
  • UC Merced
  • India Basin Parks Project
  • Waterford School

Since joining CCS in 2008, Miriam Droller has partnered with institutions across all sectors including higher education, healthcare, advocacy, arts, and culture, bringing to bear two decades of professional experience in strategic planning, major gifts fundraising, development department structure and operations, and campaign management for leading nonprofit organizations.

“It’s by design that I’ve dedicated my career to working with nonprofits. I am inspired by their work, and by helping my clients to plan strategically and increase their resources, they are able to have an even greater impact on the societies they serve.”

During her tenure, Miriam has managed transformative efforts including NYU Langone Medical Center’s recently celebrated $3 billion campaign; the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ recent $250 million campaign in support of the REACH, the first major expansion in the Center’s history; and NYU School of Law’s $540 million campaign. She has also served as lead counsel on special projects for organizations including the University of Florida, where she conducted a comprehensive assessment of the University’s $1.7 billion Florida Tomorrow Campaign; and the Public Theater and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, where she served as Interim Director of Development. Prior to CCS, she spent six years in development at Lincoln Center in institutional and individual fundraising roles.

Miriam received her AB cum laude from Harvard College and her MBA from the Yale School of Management. A dual US and Swiss citizen, Miriam resides in Manhattan and enjoys traveling, attending cultural events, and spending time in New York City’s parks.

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  • Barnard College
  • Human Rights Watch
  • John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • NAACP Legal Defense Fund
  • New York Public Library
  • NYU Langone Medical Center
  • NYU School of Law
  • The Spence School
  • StoryCorps
  • The Trevor Project

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In more than 20 years with CCS, Sevil (she/her/hers) has relished the opportunity to serve the strategic and philanthropic needs of noteworthy institutions making a difference in our neighborhoods, cities, nation, and around the globe. She has supported clients with financial targets ranging from $5 million to $1.6 billion through transformational philanthropic campaigns, fundraising capacity-building, narrative and story-telling facilitation, strategic planning, and board development.

Sevil has served and counseled organizations that span sectors including arts and culture, national advocacy, international NGOs, scientific research, independent and boarding schools, universities, and medical centers. A focus of her work has been supporting organizations in the social justice, civil rights, and humanitarian spaces. She has had the honor of partnering with both leading legacy and start-up organizations both in the US and globally on the front-lines of protecting democracy, upholding and advancing voting rights, supporting racial justice, and demanding gender equality. Lifting up the work of leaders and institutions that align with her own values is a cornerstone commitment, both personal and professional.

Sevil has a degree in Political Studies from Bard College and completed undergraduate studies at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. She is on the Board of PEN American Center and the Advisory Board of WITNESS. She is a proud member of Chief, a private membership network focused on connecting and supporting women executive leaders.

She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, and is a mother to twins – her most important and demanding life work to date.  Her extra-curricular activities, although limited these days, include boxing, biking with her kids, listening to podcasts, and writing.

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  • ACLU
  • Color of Change