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Re-Energizing Your School’s Annual Fund

Annual fundraising is the lifeblood of many independent schools. The generosity of alumni, families, faculty, and staff bridge the gap between tuition and operational expenses. Those who direct their philanthropy toward a school’s annual fund often have directly experienced its impact. So, why, with a distinct donor base and a clear need, can annual fundraising […]

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 […]

Your Fundraising Forecast Cheat Sheet for 2021 [Excel Template Included]

Forecasting fundraising revenue can be a difficult task for nonprofits in any given year. In such a tumultuous year as 2020, forecasting is an especially tall order. Click here to download our Excel forecasting tool! Amid so much uncertainty about what the future holds, it can help to center your forecasting exercises around two key […]

Six Tips for Utilizing the Summer Months to Set Yourself up for Success

Summer is a quiet time for many nonprofit organizations. Donors are on vacation, students are out of the classroom, and many staff members take well-deserved time away from the office. Summer is also an important time to plan for the months ahead, when development activity quickly swings into full gear. By mapping out a thorough […]