SECTOR

Sustaining Environment

Working closely with organizations focused on conservation, animal welfare, zoos, national parks, and advancements in science.

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Forest Park Forever

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Forest Park Forever

Forest Park Forever

Forest Park is an irreplaceable asset for the St. Louis region and a preeminent urban park that welcomes 12 million visitors annually. Forest Park Forever launched the Sustaining the Glory campaign to raise $100 million for a maintenance endowment and $30 million for restoration projects. CCS helped Forest Park Forever evaluate volunteer and staff composition and strategized the best way to build out the leadership structure for the next phase of the campaign.

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Penobscot River Restoration

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Penobscot River Restoration

Penobscot River Restoration

The Penobscot River Restoration Project is among the largest and most creative river restoration projects in our nation’s history. CCS conducted a $10 million campaign for the removal of two dams and a state-of-the-art fish bypass for a third dam, improving access to 500 miles of river habitat, restoring the river's natural ecosystem, creating new opportunities for recreation, and stimulating community and economic development. This will revitalize the Penobscot Indian Nation's most cherished natural resource, and because of the terms of the agreement, permit the dam owner to maintain hydropower generation at other dams in the area. Over $11 million was raised.

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American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

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American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

CCS is proud to have worked with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) to build on the success of its direct response program and increase revenue through major giving to support the organization’s annual operations.

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Marine Biological Laboratory

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Marine Biological Laboratory

Marine Biological Laboratory

After conducting the feasibility and planning study for the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, CCS provided full-time on-site counsel for its campaign. Our service at the MBL included identifying, recruiting, and training a high level volunteer leadership group; working with a diverse committee to craft the case for support; creating individual approach strategies and targeted leadership gift proposals; and providing advice and guidance to the Director and CEO through the planning phase and leadership gift phase of its $125 million Catalyst Campaign to support capital improvements, research programs, and endowment.

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Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons

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Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons

Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons

CCS is proud to have partnered with Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF) in surpassing their campaign goal of $10 million, the largest campaign in the organization’s 34-year history. The funds raised fostered the purchase of a thrift shop, allowed for market research studies to expand services, and provided a $6 million endowment to sustain ARF’s programs and adoption center.

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The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

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The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture came into force in 2004 and has since been ratified by 123 countries. In 2009, CCS partnered with the Treaty to create a fundraising plan for a global initiative addressing food security and adaptation to climate change. CCS examined the efforts of other start-up multilateral organizations, and combined with their extensive knowledge on fundraising best practices, prepared a strategy of steady and progressive growth that builds upon the Treaty’s core constituents and outlines new avenues of growth. The fundraising plan was ratified by all members in June 2009 and CCS is currently supporting the Treaty’s effort to raise the $116 million target outlined in the plan.

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