Ted Blackburn boasts more than a decade of experience with CCS. He has planned, directed, and supervised campaigns for healthcare, educational, religious, and social service organizations. He has conducted feasibility and planning studies, development assessments, major gift initiatives and solicitations, and sustainable annual giving programs. He has successfully implemented training programs for volunteers, development staff, and institutional leadership.
Ted has helped organizations design and implement strategic fundraising plans, develop prospect management and stewardship systems, and train and recruit board and campaign leadership. He has had a strong focus on strategizing and implementing unprecedented principal and major gift programs. He is also a long-time faculty member and facilitator for CCS Learning, the firm’s training institute.
Ted has provided interim leadership for UC Davis Health Sciences Development, the body responsible for supporting all aspects of fundraising, stewardship, and donor relations at UC Davis Health System. He provided strategic guidance and support to the executive leadership and led a development staff of more than fifty professionals. Ted was responsible for overseeing fundraising and comprehensive campaign initiatives, donor relations, stewardship protocols, and gift processing. As part of the university’s first ever comprehensive campaign, The Campaign for UC Davis, the Health System was responsible for raising $330 million of its $1 billion goal.