We understand the unique value proposition of an independent school education and the vital role that philanthropy plays in helping schools achieve their mission.

In the past year alone, CCS Fundraising experts partnered with over 200 schools as trusted advisors and thought partners, working shoulder-to-shoulder with them to design and to implement successfully the endowment, capital, and annual fundraising initiatives that help schools change lives.

CCS was paramount in the success of our campaign. They helped our small team organize around advancement efforts, assisted in organizing and professionalizing our development efforts, and created resources that effectively communicated the campaign to our donors. CCS was not just a consultant for our campaign but provided operational support for the entire organization based on best practices in the fundraising industry.

Matthew Troutman, Head of School, Thomas Jefferson School

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Resources for Primary & Secondary Education Leaders

Article

You Got the Job … Now What?
Preparing New Heads of School for Fundraising Success

While new Heads of School are often prepared for the academic and administrative aspects of the job, CCS has found that first-time heads are often surprised by the demands on their time posed by the school’s fundraising program. With ample time between appointment and the first day on the job, CCS has recommendations for how new heads can prepare themselves to be comfortable and confident in the role of “fundraiser-in-chief.”

August 11, 2021
Article

Making the Case for Endowment

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed how critical endowments are to independent school growth and sustainability. Read on to learn about how to make the case for an endowment at your school and to learn key strategies and stewardship opportunities to set you up for success.

May 28, 2021
Publication

Independent School Giving Landscape

This infographic contains the most recent data on American charitable giving to the education and independent school sector.

August 19, 2021