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 collaboratively with our partners to help them raise funds and achieve their goals.

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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

Miami City Ballet

Mid-Atlantic and Southeast U.S.

Founded in 1985, Miami City Ballet features an international ensemble and world-class ballet school. Following CCS’s engagement, MCB grew its irrevocable and revocable gifts by more than $10M, surpassed its campaign goal by 18%, and increased legacy society membership by 50%.

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 $141M 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 $55M endowment campaign—to strengthen its commitment to education and the community, assert its position as a civic asset, and deepen its artistic excellence.

Resources for Arts & Culture Nonprofit Leaders

Video

Everyday Donors of Color: Giving Trends

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Gain valuable insights on engaging donors of color and adapting strategies for a more inclusive approach.

Article

How to Engage the Next Generation of Museum Supporters

October 2, 2023

Learn how your museum can cultivate and energize rising generations of donors.

Publication

2023 Philanthropic Landscape, 12th Edition

August 29th, 2023

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.