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Download Our Newest White Paper: Moving the Needle from Alumni Engagement to Alumni Giving

Independent and private schools face unique challenges when it comes to alumni cultivation and stewardship. That’s why we are pleased to share CCS’s newest whitepaper, Moving the Needle from Alumni Engagement to Alumni Giving.  Inspired by a packed-room session at this year’s CASE-NAIS conference, this paper is a joint venture authored by CCS’s Doug Adolph, […]

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, […]

Potential Tax Reform Implications for Fundraisers: What You Need to Know

Whenever a new political administration descends upon Washington, D.C., one thing is certain: tax policy will be part of the transition conversation. However, few recent politicians have been as passionate about reform as President Donald Trump, and although some specifics of his tax policy remain uncertain, some aspects have come to light. There are three […]

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 […]