CCS is pleased to share the news, views, and tools you may have missed this past week!

  1. Congratulations to the 2017 NonProfit Times Power & Influence Top 50! Once again, top leaders from non-profit organizations across the US have been identified as trailblazers in philanthropy. The NonProfit Times highlights the honorees and the impact they have made during the past 12 months.
  2. Meet the women influencing Jewish philanthropy. Jewish women are becoming a strong, yet often overlooked, force in philanthropy. The Jerusalem Post interviewed several Jewish female philanthropists and highlights how the Jewish Federations of North America have taken steps towards cultivating this demographic.
  3. We all have difficult donor stories! Every fundraiser encounters donor objections from time to time. In Amy Einstein’s recent blog, Anne Melvin, Director of Training at Harvard’s Central Fundraising Office, shares some great techniques for pivoting conversations with difficult donors.
  4. Need some new fundraising ideas? This week, we’ve been following the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s fun series on unique fundraising ideas implemented by the University of Washington, the 92nd Street Y, and many others. Spot any that might work for your organization?
  5. Take a break to come up with a few creative ideas of your own! Don’t skip that lunch break – your brain needs downtime to generate its best ideas! Thrive Global discusses the connection between breaks and innovative ideas and how you can put your mind at rest.

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