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The Future is #DAF: Donor-Advised Fund Growth and How Nonprofits Can Benefit

When you hear the term “Donor-Advised Fund” what is the first word that comes to mind? For me, it’s opportunity. A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a philanthropic giving vehicle established at a public charity. Donors can establish and fund a DAF account by making irrevocable, tax-deductible contributions to the charitable sponsor. Then, they can recommend […]

CCS Survey Reveals Successful Virtual Donor Engagement Results and Positive Signs for Nonprofit Fundraising in 2021

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began nearly a year ago, one of the central questions in the minds of nonprofit leaders and fundraisers has continually been can we raise money effectively in a virtual world? The latest results from CCS’s Philanthropic Climate Survey—which encompass responses from more than 1,000 individuals representing nonprofits across sectors—help show that […]

CCS Fundraising’s Top Resources for Year-End Reflection

The end of a calendar year provides a natural juncture for reflection and planning. After such a tumultuous year as 2020, it’s more important than ever for development professionals and nonprofit leaders to take stock of all that we’ve been through as we plan for 2021 and beyond. As 2020 draws to a close, check […]

CCS Fundraising Research Shows Nonprofit Resiliency During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic had an immediate and major impact on nonprofit fundraising in the first few months of the crisis. While the picture still remains challenging for many organizations, new data from a large-scale CCS Fundraising survey of nonprofit organizations suggests that the philanthropic landscape has improved markedly thanks in part to innovative approaches to […]

Nonprofit Survey Reveals Majority of Organizations Continuing Campaigns During COVID-19

Most nonprofits have moved forward with major fundraising efforts—with appropriate modifications—despite the impact of the current global health pandemic, according to a new CCS Fundraising study of 1,183 professionals representing nonprofit organizations across all major philanthropic sectors. Only 9 respondents (less than 1%) noted campaign cancellations. This news comes as nonprofits prepare for a downward […]

Basics of Prospect Research

Want to be able to spend your time talking to more responsive donors and experience a delightful increase in donations? You should consider integrating prospect research into your fundraising process. What is prospect research? Prospect research is a fundraising technique that helps uncover the personal backgrounds, philanthropic histories, wealth markers, and charitable motivations of donors […]