We design and implement fundraising initiatives that transform the future of your organization, including major capital, endowment, and comprehensive campaigns. We also provide interim management services to ensure stability and continued growth throughout any stage of staff transitions.
CCS Fundraising doesn’t just advise our clients; we can also implement and manage the day-to-day activity of their fundraising programs. We have the capacity to dedicate a professional project director to work full-time with each organization we partner with. Whether you need to advance a campaign, an annual appeal, a major gifts program, or even an entire department, CCS can help.
A special fundraising campaign can transform a nonprofit and revolutionize its ability to carry out its mission. In order to be successful, campaigns must be built on a strong foundation, maintain a fast pace of activity, and be closely monitored for progress toward the goal. For development teams with an already full plate of ongoing work, managing an extraordinary campaign is no easy feat.
That’s why our consultants work in close step with your organization to provide the dedicated focus and strategic guidance your campaign demands. Your CCS consultant serves as the nerve center for daily campaign activity, partnering with you on:
We create and steer the implementation of the campaign’s plan. Our robust campaign plan and timeline includes the appropriate activities and goals for each phase, donor engagement plans, and major responsibilities for staff and volunteers.
We serve as your thought partner in developing the ideas and approaches that guide your campaign. Working closely with your organization’s leadership, we offer solutions to complex challenges and coordinate all areas of campaign operations.
Messaging and Communications
We help you craft and convey the campaign’s case for support. From the initial brainstorming stages through material design and production, we distill key messages and develop a strategic plan for all digital and printed materials.
We prepare, unite, and guide all volunteer activities. For all phases of the campaign, we manage the recruitment process for volunteer leaders and take a hands-on approach to train and manage volunteers so that they are empowered to advance the campaign.
Major Gifts Strategy
We assist in developing, customizing, and implementing donor engagement tactics. Working with your staff and volunteer leaders, we build a pipeline of qualified prospective donors, design individual strategies to engage each of your top prospects, and coach your staff and volunteer leaders through the entire cultivation and solicitation process.
Tracking and Reporting
We keep your organization focused on objectives and measure the efficacy of our campaign strategies. On a regular basis, we analyze and share the detailed progress of the campaign to ensure successful steps forward.
Staff transitions are taxing on nonprofit organizations, particularly in a development department. When a fundraising professional takes leave or departs from your organization, CCS will help you steady the ship while still propelling your development operation toward long-term growth and stability.
Our interim management services place an experienced and talented development professional from the CCS team into a short-term staff position at your organization. During this engagement, we execute clearly articulated deliverables within your development department and create strategies to not only maintain existing levels of activity, but also simultaneously elevate your fundraising program. We focus on instituting best practices, systems, and structures as we partner with your leadership team for day-to-day success. We can also help manage the recruitment process for a new permanent staff member.
CCS helps nonprofits realize success in additional development projects such as:
- Major gift strategy
- Gift planning/estate giving programs
- Membership programs
- Annual funds and annual appeals
- Grateful patient fundraising
- Enhanced offertory/plate and pledge initiatives
Contact us today to learn more about how CCS can develop a tailored solution for your fundraising needs.