At CCS, we empower some of the greatest organizations in the world to effect meaningful change—change that impacts lives and improves the condition of the world we live in. As a culture, we are united in this genuine purpose. Working together with leading non-profits, you are empowered to turn insights into actions, challenges into opportunities, and fundraising goals into mission impact. You will find countless opportunities to plan, implement and manage capital campaigns, annual appeals, and special projects that raise funds today and strengthen organizations for the future.
Whether you’re a seasoned fundraising professional or charting a new course in philanthropy, we invest in the training, tools, and support necessary for your lasting personal and professional growth.
Associate Directors lead in our efforts, offering full-time, resident fundraising counsel and campaign management services to the most recognizable brands in philanthropy. Directors work collaboratively with CCS executives and client leaders to identify, design, and execute strategic plans and actions that lead to successful fundraising campaigns.
Sample projects may include:
Conduct qualitative research and analysis of our clients through review of fundraising performance, peer benchmarking and interviews with organization's executives, volunteer leaders and donors
Perform quantitative and qualitative analysis on core strategic fundraising issues for clients
Develop work plans and materials for campaign planning studies and development assessments
Prepare fundraising campaign materials, including strategic plans, operating materials, case statements, and major gift proposals
Develop campaign plans and design campaign strategies
Conduct in-depth prospect research
Craft individual cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies
Preparing clear and compelling presentation materials
Generate creative, action-oriented insights and recommendations
Write and deliver high-impact presentations and plans
The firm seeks talented professionals passionate about impacting the non-profit sector. CCS values fundraising experiences as well as transferable skills in project management, marketing, communications, and strategic planning.
Other qualifications include:
Philanthropic values and a commitment to service
Superior written and oral communication skills
Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with all levels of staff, volunteers, donors, and prospective donors
Outstanding organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
CCS is one of the most comprehensive and widely recommended fundraising consulting and management firms in the world. Established in 1947, CCS designs and implements significant fundraising campaigns and programs for institutions across the country throughout the non-profit sector, including the American Red Cross, Feeding America, and Kiwanis International, among hundreds of others. This geograph...ic and sector breadth of experience allows us a unique perspective unparalleled in the industry. CCS serves over 300 organizations each year and supports fundraising goals in excess of $8 billion.