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Managing Up: Unlocking the Benefits of Powerful Partnerships

In this webinar, you will learn more about what an effective CDO/CEO relationship looks like, how it works, how you can develop it, what it can do to help you unlock in your own fundraising, and much more. Dyan Sublett (President, MLK Community Health Foundation) and Dr. Elaine Batchlor (Chief Executive Officer, Martin Luther King, Jr Hospital) share some of their lessons learned and advice to share on how to build a lasting and fruitful partnership.

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How Do I Successfully Advance My Annual Fund?

How do you successfully invigorate your organization’s annual giving program? This webinar explores the opportunities that arise when an annual fundraising program is developed beyond a series of appeals. Learn strategies to maximize on best practices and innovations, and see how the Chapel Haven organization was able to effectively accomplish this.

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Leveraging Opportunities: How You Can Use Your Campaign to Energize Leaders, Attract New Donors, and Accelerate Your Annual Fund

In this webinar, learn how to use a campaign, especially in the midst of a challenging economic climate, to leverage opportunities to engage your board, revitalize alumni leaders, find new major donors, and motivate and empower staff. This session discusses best practices, innovations, and uses real examples from recent successful campaigns.

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Accelerating Your Grateful Patient Fundraising Program

Healthcare organizations recognize the philanthropic potential of those whose lives they have influenced and the power giving can have on their patient experience. CCS Managing Director, Ted Blackburn and CCS Executive Director, Hannah Yaritz are joined by Centura Health Mountain North Operating Group Chief Development Officer, Shelley Thompson to share the tenants of a successful grateful patient program.

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Elevating End-of-Year Giving: #GivingTuesday & Other Strategies for Success

According to Nonprofit Insider's Network, 28 percent of nonprofit organizations raise between 26 and 50 percent of their total annual income from the year-end ask alone. If you want to raise your organization's sights and maximize year-end fundraising, listen to this webinar where See3 Communications and CCS Fundraising discuss proven strategies to engage everyone from major gift donors to the broader public. We share lessons and case studies from a wide range of nonprofits that will help you chart out a unique, successful plan for your organization.

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Beyond Borders: Trends & Strategies in Global Giving

What do we know about charitable global giving by U.S. individual and institutional donors? How has giving by donors living abroad changed over the past decade? This webinar tackles these questions and reveals important changes in global giving based on recent studies from Indiana University. Dr. Una Osili, Director of Research at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, will discuss new research findings around these topics and Lindsay Marciniak, Senior Vice President at CCS Fundraising will share how fundraisers can use this data to strengthen their relationships with globally-minded donors..

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The Donor's Perspective: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why?

In the independent school sector, major gifts are often the area of greatest potential for the annual fund, capital and endowment campaigns or other extraordinary needs. Join us for a discussion that will help you understand major donor motivations and ways in which you and your team can bring them closer to your school and inspire meaningful support. Learn what works, what doesn’t, and why securing major gifts and building long-lasting mutually beneficial relationships between an institution and its donors is the cornerstone to fundraising success.

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The Campaign is Dead - Long Live the Campaign!

In a crowded philanthropic landscape and in a market saturated with fundraising campaigns, is a campaign required to stay competitive, or does the campaign hold your organization back? This session will examine the pros and cons of campaigning and the next-era of campaigning, and will explore the potential of going from traditional multi-year campaigning cycles to a project based “always campaigning” model.

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CCS Perspectives on Philanthropy: Practical Tips for Fundraising in Schools

Philanthropy continues to play an important role in education. Forward-thinking institutions are adopting new ways to challenge, inspire and involve their communities of parents and alumni in their development. Schools that have moved beyond the ‘business as usual’ approach to raising funds have seen tremendous results, including five-, six-, and seven-figure gifts as part of structured fundraising campaigns that have raised many millions for their institutions. We would like to invite you to join us for a special webinar co-hosted by CASE and CCS Fundraising focused on practical tips for fundraising in schools. The 45 minute session provides an opportunity to hear about the approaches explored by a number of institutions, with participants coming away with advice and ideas that can be put into practice.

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Beyond #GivingTuesday: Crafting a Winning Year-End Strategy

Nonprofit organizations receive close to half or more of their contributed income at the end of the year, meaning that year-end donor engagement strategy and solicitation activity has a major impact on your shop's overall annual success. Join us for this session which will provide helpful tips on how to craft and advance a winning year-end fundraising strategy. Our discussion will also include how significant national events, National Philanthropy Day and #GivingTuesday, can be used to kick off the holiday giving season and incorporated into a comprehensive strategic plan to maximize year-end giving

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Fast-Tracking a Campaign: Constructing a Plan to Move Decisions and Transform Fundraising

Organizations often find themselves needing to raise money quickly - and it can seem daunting! Perhaps you have a fledgling major gifts program or it has been a few years since you have campaigned in earnest. Hear from Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan and Erica de Vries how they motivated board members to raise their own philanthropic sights and achieved 100% board participation in less than one month! The Dimock Center leveraged community engagement and institutional relationships to advance philanthropy, reaching its target in less than one year. Arm yourself with strategies to create a fundraising or campaign plan that creates excitement amongst potential donors, develops a sense of urgency around decision-making, and establishes or rejuvenates a major gifts program.

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CCS Perspectives on Philanthropy: Maximising Alumni Engagement to Increase Revenue

Join us for a presentation about maximising alumni engagement to increase revenue.  Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland’s Aíne Gibbons and CCS discuss effective strategies to interact with the broad base of alumni, while simultaneously building relationships with key individuals.  This is an opportunity to hear best practice and ask questions to help develop your alumni program.

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Promoting a Culture of Philanthropy Within Your School's Volunteer Leadership

Join us for a lively conversation about essential strategies and positive outcomes of promoting a culture of philanthropy within your school's volunteer leadership. Lancaster Country Day School’s Shelby LaMar and CCS’s Luke Driscoll will discuss tactics for identifying opportunities, overcoming obstacles, and suggested tips for converting school board members into strong ambassadors.  Both presenters will share case studies from their daily work in the sector and seek thoughtful engagement from webinar participants.

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The Five Tool Fundraiser: Achieving Hall of Fame Level Fundraising Success

In baseball, the best all-around players are called “five-tool” ballplayers. These players excel at hitting for average, hitting for power, base running skills and speed, throwing ability, and fielding abilities.  Interestingly, like baseball, the skills that make up a hall-of-fame fundraiser can potentially also be boiled down to five core talents. Those development professionals with the proven ability to raise money, manage up, manage down, work effectively with volunteers, and be strategic are as rare and valuable as the $100 million gift.   Join us to learn what it takes to become a “five-tool” fundraiser and the tools and resources that can help elevate your game to the hall of fame level.

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The Power and Influence of Women in Philanthropy

Research about gender in philanthropy is playing an increasing role in transforming behaviors of donors, nonprofit leaders, and fundraisers.  In this webinar, Drs. Debra Mesch and Una Osili, along with CCS Senior Vice President & Managing Director Caroline Chick, will share new research recently conducted by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.  This new data affirms the power and influence of women in the charitable giving process. In addition to talking about motivations for giving and household decision making, Mesch and Osili present the first detailed research exploring the landscape of giving to women and girls.

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The Art of Storytelling: Identifying Your Best Stories to Engage Campaign Donors

Powerful storytelling in capital campaigns is essential to engaging donors and providing cohesive messaging for organizations.  How do you identify your best stories?  What are the best ways to tell those stories? Join CCS and award-winning campaign communications firm Bradford Toffoli for an interactive webinar and gain important new perspectives on creating a new narrative for your campaign.

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