Arts and cultural organizations provide spaces that are a reflection of our society – spaces that convene people of all walks of life and inspire discourse on contemporary issues of the past, present, and future. At CCS Fundraising, we understand that multigenerational engagement in the arts is critical for it to thrive. We have the skills to listen closely to the priorities of our partners, their patrons, and the communities they serve, and marry those priorities with fundraising best practices.

Over the past several decades, we have worked with hundreds of symphonies, orchestras, theaters, museums, libraries, and other arts and cultural institutions. Through our immersive and tailored approach, we meet our partners where they are in their fundraising journeys and provide access to a dedicated team of fundraising experts. Whether it be developing major gift strategies, managing fundraising campaign initiatives, optimizing membership and annual funding programs, working closely with leadership to align and enhance internal resources, or other development priorities, we work shoulder to shoulder with our partners to help them raise funds and achieve their goals.

We hired our friends at CCS because we knew the professionalism and expertise of their team would give us an incredible chance for success. We absolutely recommend you consider CCS a partner for your next campaign.

Jonathan Norris, Vice President of Development, Nashville Symphony

Featured Case Studies

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Mid-Atlantic and Southeast U.S.

CCS partnered with NMAAHC and its leadership on a landmark campaign, which exceeded its goal by raising more than $320 million in private philanthropic support for its historic opening in Washington, DC.

Portland Art Museum

Western U.S.

The Portland Art Museum engaged CCS to provide a mid-campaign assessment, campaign management support, and additional capacity-building support. As a result, the $100 million Connection Campaign has become the largest and most successful campaign in the Museum’s 129-year history.

Kansas City Symphony

Central U.S.

CCS assisted Kansas City Symphony as it embarked on its most ambitious fundraising effort ever—a $55 million endowment campaign—to strengthen its commitment to education and the community, assert its position as a civic asset, and deepen its artistic excellence.

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We look forward to learning more about your fundraising goals and discussing how we can help!

Resources for Arts & Culture Nonprofit Leaders


5 Tips to Turn Volunteers into Donors

January 11, 2023

Volunteers can become invaluable donors with the right approach. Read our article to learn how to leverage these relationships.


Meeting the Moment: A Case Study on Building a Successful Planned Giving Program for an Arts & Culture Institution in the Jewish Sector

June 24, 2022

CCS’s partnership with Holocaust Museum LA (HMLA) serves as a helpful example of how to design an effective planned giving program.


Philanthropic Landscape Report, 11th Edition

September 1st, 2022

Featuring essential philanthropic research from all major sources in the industry, this exclusive report examines key themes in American philanthropy and the latest data on giving by US individuals, foundations, and corporations.