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Adapting to a New Generation of Parent Donors

Changing preferences and priorities, combined with advancements in technology, have spurred the transformation of industries like media, retail, and transportation, among others. What about philanthropy? How should schools adapt their fundraising approach to engage young parents? All schools recognize the importance of observing demographic trends. For example, these trends can reveal how many school-aged children can […]

Friday Philanthropy Round-Up: August 11

CCS is pleased to share the news, views, and tools you may have missed this past week! Congratulations to Rachel Hutchisson, The Giving Institute’s New Board Chair! CCS, along with our fellow Giving Institute member firms, is thrilled to welcome Rachel Hutchisson as our new Chair! Hutchisson is currently Vice President of Corporate Citizenship and […]

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: July 28

CCS is pleased to share the news, views, and tools you may have missed this past week!    Tax reform first steps could happen this week. The Council on Foundations issued an email to its members on Wednesday morning stating that House Republicans plan to release a tax reform framework document by the end of […]

A Quick Guide to Donor-Advised Funds

Donor-advised funds (DAFs) are a hot topic these days, so much so that they now have their own chapter in Giving USA 2017.  A powerful giving vehicle that has grown in popularity for the past six years, the largest DAF sponsor, Fidelity Charitable, just overtook The United Way on the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s 400 list. […]

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 […]

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 […]