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Friday Philanthropy Round-Up: August 4

CCS is pleased to share the news, views, and tools you may have missed this past week! Congratulations to the 2017 NonProfit Times Power & Influence Top 50! Once again, top leaders from nonprofit organizations across the US have been identified as trailblazers in philanthropy. The NonProfit Times highlights the honorees and the impact they […]

Friday Philanthropy Round-Up: June 30

CCS is pleased to share the news, views, and tools you may have missed this past week! Don’t underestimate the economic power of the nonprofit sector. From 2000-2013, the nonprofit workforce increased 22.6%, while the government workforce increased about 5% and the business workforce less than 1%.  The Urban Institute outlines the impact that President […]

Unlocking the Truth of How and Why Women Give

That which is done for us, is not done with us, but to us. – African Proverb The Myth Though thoroughly debunked, the myth that women aren’t as philanthropic as their male counterparts prevails. Research consistently shows that single women give at least as much, if not more, than their single male counterparts. In fact, […]

March Madness Playbook: The Four Corners of a Campaign

Four Corners is a basketball play made famous by legendary University of North Carolina coach, Dean Smith. Essentially, four players stand in the corners of the offensive half-court while the fifth dribbles the ball in the middle (see: Diagram A below). The basketball is passed between the point guard in the middle and the four […]

Developing a Culture of Philanthropy: Three Pastors’ Perspectives

Pastors play a pivotal role in engaging parishioners to embrace the Church’s work and mission. These discussions may be unfamiliar for some pastors, yet it is valuable to emphasize this can also be a unique opportunity to bring parishioners closer to God. In this piece, Reverend Anthony Cutcher, Reverend Monsignor William J. Belford, and Reverend […]

With a Strong Foundation, Fundraising Can Surpass 2% of GDP

According to Giving USA, philanthropy has remained stagnant at 2% of GDP and 2% of disposable income for the past 40 years. This immobile figure has baffled fundraisers and philanthropists for decades, and others have written extensively on the subject. Some have even issued challenges for the profession to increase giving by a percentage, yielding […]