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Effective campaign planning and daily accomplishments go hand-in-hand. This is why we live with each campaign every day.

Campaign Management

Whether capital, endowment, comprehensive, or annual our campaigns are as diverse and complex as the organizations we serve. On-site CCS campaign directors not only provide strategic planning but also implement the full spectrum of campaign activities, including: training and guiding volunteers; managing campaign communications; creating proposals and materials; planning events; analyzing progress; and, recommending decisive action.

Major Gift Acceleration

We help organizations develop or enhance major gift programs and elevate individual fundraising efforts. Working with leadership and volunteers, we create a strategic case statement, build a pipeline of qualified prospective donors, and thoroughly train and prepare for successful major gift visits and requests.

Campaign Communications & Case Development

With growing competition for donor support, communicating your case in a clear and compelling way is of the utmost importance. CCS helps organizations distill key messages and develop stimulating cases, brochures, and other materials to draw donors closer to your mission.

Featured Case Studies

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Archdiocese of Chicago

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Archdiocese of Chicago

Archdiocese of Chicago

Archbishop Cupich and the Archdiocese of Chicago have succeeded in completing the most ambitious archdiocesan campaign in the nation’s history. The To Teach Who Christ Is campaign is the Archdiocese of Chicago’s ambitious effort to fund Catholic schools, religious education, and local parishes. When the campaign stalled in 2014, CCS conducted a rapid review to recalibrate and reenergize the effort. Since then, CCS has partnered with the Archdiocese of Chicago to help it surpass its $350 million goal.

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Lions Clubs International

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Lions Clubs International

Lions Clubs International

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization, with 1.4 million members and a network of 46,000 clubs working together to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world. To support the Lions’ mission to control and eliminate major preventable forms of blindness, CCS designed and managed two landmark campaigns to fund the SightFirst program. Both campaigns oversubscribed their goals, raising nearly $350 million from donors in 180 countries.

Lions Clubs International Foundation and CCS continue to work together to achieve the organization’s overarching mission. CCS is currently conducting an assessment of the foundation’s fundraising program.

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Rheumatology Research Foundation

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Rheumatology Research Foundation

Rheumatology Research Foundation

Since 2005, Rheumatology Research Foundation and CCS have collaborated on two successful campaigns, raising more than $90 million for endowment, research, and special programming for people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. The first campaign, Within Our Reach, was the largest campaign ever conducted by a national medical organization. The Foundation and CCS are now in the planning stage of a potential nine-figure campaign.

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The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International

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The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International

The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International

Rotary International is a global organization of business professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. CCS partnered with the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International to conduct a $120 million campaign to immunize more than 500 million children against polio. More than $247 million was raised. Most recently, CCS conducted a comprehensive fundraising assessment of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

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United States Naval Academy

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United States Naval Academy

United States Naval Academy

To support the United States Naval Academy’s Strategic Plan 2020 of graduating dynamic, decisive, and ethical leaders to serve our nation, CCS guided the planning and early implementation of the largest comprehensive campaign in the Academy’s history. 

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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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Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges

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Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges

Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges

Established to generate support for the seven community colleges throughout the state of Maine, the Foundation retained CCS to develop a campaign plan and implement activities to raise funds for endowment, programmatic, and capital needs. The foundation achieved $23 million on an initial $10 million goal.

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National Urban League

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National Urban League

National Urban League

Project Rock is a capacity building effort for the Affiliates of the National Urban League. The program prepares each Affiliate with the tools it needs to implement fundraising best practices at the local level. Elements of Project Rock include: individual consulting with Affiliate CEOs; regular online courses open to all Affiliates; a comprehensive website with fundraising materials; an in-person fundraising training; and a hotline for Affiliates to call for fundraising advice.

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New York Hall of Science

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New York Hall of Science

New York Hall of Science

CCS collaborated with the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) on the $50 million campaign for NYSCI: Where Minds Play. The fundraising effort focused on learning in science, technology, engineering and math for students, teachers, and families. The campaign built capacity for the museum’s nationally recognized education programs, developed innovative hands-on exhibitions, created new teacher development opportunities for science educators, invested in novel research on how people learn science, and expanded distance-learning and digital programs that support science learning beyond NYSCI’s walls.

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Archdiocese of Toronto

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Archdiocese of Toronto

Archdiocese of Toronto

The Archdiocese of Toronto, with its 223 parishes and 21 missions, is home to a diverse community of faith and has experienced tremendous growth in the past quarter century. In fact, during this period, the Archdiocese's Catholic population doubled to nearly 2 million Catholics faithfully served by more than 800 diocesan and religious priests, 131 permanent deacons, and over 500 religious sisters and brothers. Mass is celebrated in more than 30 languages each week in the most multicultural province in Canada.

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Schwarzman Scholars

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Schwarzman Scholars

Schwarzman Scholars

CCS designed and managed a $450 million campaign to endow the Schwarzman Scholars program, making the endeavor the largest charitable effort in China’s history with funds coming largely from outside the country. In addition to Mr. Schwarzman’s $100 million personal gift, the campaign has also raised more than $330 million to date from other private philanthropic sources.

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Feeding America

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Feeding America

Feeding America

Feeding America is the leading domestic hunger-relief organization in the United States. Each year, through its network of 200 food banks and food rescue organizations, Feeding America helps provide food to more than 46 million people facing hunger— one in eight Americans, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors. For nearly a decade, CCS has served as a trusted partner and advisor to Feeding America nationally and as a resource to its 200 network members.

Feeding America and CCS partner on a variety of fronts. CCS has managed multiple capital campaigns for network food banks; conducted dozens of feasibility studies and development assessments; conducted a development assessment for the national office in 2016; and now manages Network Fundraising Services, a department within Feeding America designed and piloted by CCS to increase local food bank fundraising capacity.

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Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts

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Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts

Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts

The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts launched a $20 million campaign to better support the spiritual and material demands of the communities it serves. Following an exhaustive planning study, a campaign plan was developed with a two-fold focus: major gifts and participation by all congregations. The Together Now Campaign to support diocesan initiatives and local parish needs raised nearly $32 million.

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American College of Radiology’s Imaging Network

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American College of Radiology’s Imaging Network

American College of Radiology’s Imaging Network

The American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) is a National Cancer Institute-funded cooperative group dedicated to conducting clinical cancer trials of diagnostic imaging and image-guided therapeutic technologies. CCS planned and directed a $5 million campaign to fund new clinical trials, public awareness programs, and operational endowment. More than $7.2 million was raised. CCS also assisted ACRIN with a successful $5 million campaign to create the Radiology Leadership Institute – a learning initiative to build leaders within the profession and provide radiologists with business acumen from the finest business schools in the U.S.

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Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House

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Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House

Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House

For 20 years, the Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House has provided a home away from home for families with critically-ill children. With the growth of the Inland Empire and the Loma Linda University Hospital, the Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House sought to expand to meet ever-increasing demand for services. Over the course of a year, CCS partnered with Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House to help raise $12 million to more than double the House’s capacity.

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American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation

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American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation is the foundation arm of the trade association representing the lodging industry. Since 1996, CCS has worked with the Foundation on four campaigns raising over $20 million. CCS is directing an $8 million campaign to fund scholarships, professional development programs, and industry-trend research to further empower the profession. More than $6 million has been already raised.

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Anne Arundel Medical Center

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Anne Arundel Medical Center

Anne Arundel Medical Center

Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) provides Annapolis, Maryland; Anne Arundel County; and surrounding counties with compassionate, high-quality services. To continue this tradition of care, AAMC and CCS have collaborated on three campaigns. These projects combined have raised over $75 million for a women’s and children’s pavilion, a replacement hospital, and most recently, a new oncology center.

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Kettering Medical Center

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Kettering Medical Center

Kettering Medical Center

Kettering Medical Center is a world-class provider of cancer treatment. To better serve and treat cancer patients in the region, Kettering designed a $53 million cancer center to support the most advanced comprehensive cancer care in the region. Making this vision a reality, however, requires philanthropic investment. After conducting a planning study, CCS has helped Kettering raise $8.6 million to date against a $10 million goal for the Cancer Center, which is scheduled to open by the end of 2016.

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National Museum of African American History and Culture

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National Museum of African American History and Culture

National Museum of African American History and Culture

On September 24, 2016, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) held its much anticipated grand opening and dedication. Located on a five-acre site adjacent to the Washington Monument, the NMAAHC is the only national museum exclusively devoted to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. CCS is proud to partner with the NMAAHC leadership on this historic campaign, which exceeded its $270 million goal by raising more than $320 million in private philanthropic support for this capital project

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University College Dublin

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University College Dublin

University College Dublin

University College Dublin (UCD) is Ireland’s largest and most international university with more than 32,000 students and 220,000 alumni all over the world. Since 2011, CCS has been providing on-site campaign direction and counsel, focusing on the most urgent priorities of The Campaign for UCD.

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Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House

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Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House

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Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts

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Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts

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University College Dublin

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University College Dublin

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Feeding America

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Feeding America

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Archdiocese of Toronto

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Archdiocese of Toronto

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New York Hall of Science

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New York Hall of Science

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National Urban League

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National Urban League

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Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges

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Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges

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Penobscot River Restoration

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Penobscot River Restoration

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United States Naval Academy

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United States Naval Academy

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The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International

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The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International

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Rheumatology Research Foundation

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Rheumatology Research Foundation

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Lions Clubs International

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Lions Clubs International

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Archdiocese of Chicago

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Archdiocese of Chicago

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Anne Arundel Medical Center

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Anne Arundel Medical Center

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American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation

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American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation

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American College of Radiology’s Imaging Network

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American College of Radiology’s Imaging Network

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Kettering Medical Center

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Kettering Medical Center

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Mercy Health Services

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Mercy Health Services

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Schwarzman Scholars

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Schwarzman Scholars