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CCS maintains the largest and most experienced permanent staff in the field. Our professional team includes executive consultants and resident campaign directors, as well as research, communication, planned giving, and campaign support personnel.



CCS campaigns generally cost institutions between three and eight cents per dollar raised including professional fees and operational expenses.



Ninety percent of CCS work represents repeat institutions or direct referrals. We take this as the highest compliment.

CCS

 •  August 4

Many non-profit organizations find data to be a mixed blessing. Too much of it and you can drown in what scientists refer to as the “datacylsm,” wherein you’re desperately trying to pick out a signal amidst all the noise. Too little of it, and you can be left at a tremendous tactical disadvantage in our big data world. However, no matter what...

CCS

 •  June 22

A successful feasibility and planning study will educate potential donors about the impact of their philanthropic investments, provide recommended goals, reveal potential volunteer and financial prospects, and most importantly, tell you if your organization is ready to move forward with a major fundraising initiative. Read up on these essential...

CCS

 •  June 17

Did you know that 31% of annual giving occurs in December, with 12% taking place in the last three days of the year? Check out these five strategies to take advantage of these recent trends and maximize the success of your non-profit's year-end fundraising appeal.
Did you know that 31% of annual giving occurs in December, with 12% taking place in...

CCS

 •  April 27

Want to be able to spend your time talking to more responsive donors and experience a delightful increase in donations? You should consider integrating prospect research into your fundraising process.
Want to be able to spend your time talking to more responsive donors and experience a delightful increase in donations? You should consider...

CCS

 •  March 10

Think fast – who is the first person you would approach for your first campaign leadership gift? If your organization is like most, you’ve hesitated to answer this question and the others that follow it: Who is next and who needs to be involved in order for others to invest? Engaging your most committed stakeholders and evangelists of your...

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 •  January 20

Many of us have received calls from organizations with specific requests to support their annual fund. Sometimes these calls are compelling, yet other times, they miss the mark. What makes a phone-a-thon successful, and how can you utilize them as resources to ramp up your annual fundraising efforts?
Many of us have received calls from...

CCS

 •  January 7

Now that fall is underway, non-profits in the United States are gearing up for end of the year activities. While fundraisers eagerly anticipate the annual release of the Giving USA report every June, what we do with the information now can define the success of fundraising programs for 2015. This year, as expected, Giving USA reports that Americans...

CCS

 •  October 11, 2016

When you hear the phrase “social network,” your first thought might be seeing another “Which character in Game of Thrones are you?” personality test that another friend has shared on Facebook. Add the work “professional” in front of “social network” and it might change your perspective completely.
When you hear the phrase “social network,” your...

CCS

 •  October 11, 2016

For many Catholic Churches, volunteers are the key to advancing fundraising during a capital campaign. For even the most promising campaigns in which the prospects are abundant, the case for support is compelling and the plan in place is working – campaign success is driven by volunteer activity. However, finding good volunteers and retaining them...

CCS

 •  October 11, 2016

If you are an association fundraiser, you know that your work differs from those in other sectors. Your membership might be national or global, and your focus is probably on corporate fundraising. As a global fundraising consulting and management firm, CCS understands these differences and knows how to leverage them to position our association...