CCS Fundraising | July 28, 2022
CCS Fundraising, the world's leading fundraising consulting firm, announced the arrival of Ashutosh Nandeshwar, the firm's new Senior Vice President of Data Science & Analytics.
Nandeshwar joins CCS with extensive experience and expertise in systems engineering, artificial intelligence, and design thinking, and has built solutions to improve fundraising results at the world's top higher education institutions, including the University of Michigan, the California Institute of Technology, and the University of Southern California. He is the author of multiple books, including a co-authored book titled Data Science for Fundraising, which has been lauded as an "invaluable addition to any serious data scientist's library" by fellow data scientist, Bala Deshpande, Ph.D.
Nandeshwar will lead CCS's Data Science & Analytics Practice, which helps nonprofit clients maximize their fundraising success by pairing critical technical capabilities – including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Design Thinking – with deep expertise in fundraising strategy and implementation. Nandeshwar's leadership will deepen CCS's ability to provide data science & analytics solutions for its clients, and over the next several months the firm will announce plans for expanding its service offerings to nonprofit partners.
Speaking about the impact that data science & analytics can have on CCS's clients, Nandeshwar said, CCS works with many of the world's leading nonprofit organizations, and a data-driven approach is critical to their ongoing fundraising success. I am excited to have the opportunity to work closely with CCS's Data Science & Analytics Practice to build on their excellent work and help expand our offerings so that we can continue to deliver high-value, data-driven insights for our partners.
"We are delighted to have Ashutosh join our team of leading fundraising professionals, In our increasingly data-oriented world, it is critical that we keep building our unique expertise and cutting-edge offerings in this space to ensure we're delivering the best possible results for our clients. I look forward to working closely alongside Ashutosh to ensure CCS remains at the forefront of data science and analytics solutions for fundraising."
-Jon Kane, President & CEO, CCS.
About CCS Fundraising-
CCS Fundraising is a strategic consulting firm that has partnered with nonprofits for transformational change for 75 years. CCS provides a wide range of services that support and strengthen nonprofit fundraising programs, including campaign management, strategic planning, data analytics, and major gift strategy. The firm's experts, skilled in campaign and development strategy, work closely with organizations of all sizes across nonprofit sectors and geographies.
MassMutual | July 11, 2022
The MassMutual Foundation has awarded $275,000 to eligible nonprofit organizations through its annual Community Service Awards (CSA) program. These charitable contributions – which include two $25,000 awards, fifteen $10,000 awards, and fifteen $5,000 awards – are given in honor of financial professionals who demonstrate outstanding commitment to nonprofit organizations in their local communities. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the CSA program.
“In 2021, participating financial professionals in our CSA program donated more than 15,000 hours of service to nonprofit organizations across the country, We are proud to recognize these individuals who are making a difference in their communities and demonstrating what it means to live mutual through their volunteer efforts and dedication to the causes they support.”
Dennis Duquette, president of the MassMutual Foundation
This year’s two $25,000 CSA grants are being awarded to The Base in honor of John Navien with BayState Financial and the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas in honor of Daniel Drabinski with BlueCrest Financial Alliances. The Base leverages youth sports to connect with urban young people around their passion point, and then engages them in robust academic, career, and wellness programming. The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas’ mission is dedicated to strengthening the foundation of community. With a commitment to nurturing youth development, energizing healthy living, and inspiring social responsibility.
ABC Supply | May 19, 2022
500 miles, 200 laps, 33 drivers and one cold bottle of milk — the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge takes place on Sunday, May 29. When it does, one car will be racing to raise awareness and $1 million in donations for a nonprofit that is making a difference for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans in the United States.
Longtime friend of AJ Foyt Racing and Indy 500 team sponsor ABC Supply Co. Inc. is putting nonprofit Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) center stage at "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing."
Since September 11, 2001, over 2.5 million Americans have served our nation, and of that group, more than 1,000 Veterans have sustained severe physical injuries, including one or more amputations, full or partial paralysis, and severe traumatic brain injury. Founded in 2004, HFOT's mission is to build and donate specially adapted custom homes for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives. To date, the organization has built over 330 homes.
J.R. Hildebrand will pilot the No. 11 AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet, which this year will sport a star-spangled American flag design with the HFOT logo and their tagline of "Building Homes, Rebuilding Lives." The patriotic car salutes and honors our troops during the event while underscoring the mission of Homes For Our Troops.
ABC Supply Co, Inc., the nation's largest wholesale distributor of roofing, siding and other select exterior building products, has been a multimillion-dollar supporter of Homes For Our Troops since 2020. Nearly 90 cents of every dollar spent goes directly toward Homes For Our Troops' mission, so it relies primarily on word-of-mouth awareness instead of paid promotion.
We're proud to give Homes For Our Troops a national stage at the Indianapolis 500 to help increase awareness and donations for their organization. The work they do to support Veterans is incredible, and we're hopeful that others will be inspired to support them as well."
Mike Jost, Chief Operating Officer of ABC Supply
HFOT's partnership with their Veterans doesn't stop once their homes are complete. The organization also offers resources for financial planning, homeownership education and peer mentoring.
"At Homes For Our Troops, we consider our Veterans family. We don't just give them the keys and walk away; we maintain a relationship with them to help them rebuild their lives. The support from partners like ABC Supply enables us to provide not only specially adapted custom homes to severely injured Veterans, but also a lifelong support network," says HFOT President/CEO Brigadier General, USA (Ret) Tom Landwermeyer.
The HFOT IndyCar will first hit the track for competition in qualifying races May 21-22.
"I think the fans will love it, and I think they will be so happy to see the American flag — especially with our team," says A.J. Foyt. "I would like to thank ABC Supply for supporting Homes For Our Troops. It's great."
"To support this organization at the Speedway, bring attention to Veterans and some of the challenges that they face, and highlight the things that people and organizations like Homes For Our Troops are doing to give them opportunities to better their lives is such a special thing to be able to be a part of," says J.R. Hildebrand, driver of the No. 11 car.
About ABC Supply
ABC Supply Co. Inc. is the largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the United States and one of the nation's largest wholesale distributors of select exterior and interior building products. Since its founding by Ken and Diane Hendricks in 1982, ABC Supply's sole focus has been serving professional contractors and "making it easy" for them to do their jobs by offering the products, support and services they need — including myABCsupply, a tool that allows contractors to request measurement services, order materials, track deliveries, pay invoices and more.
A 16-time Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award winner and two-time recipient of Glassdoor's Employees' Choice Award for Best Places to Work, ABC Supply is an "employee-first" company that treats its associates with respect and gives them the tools they need to succeed. The company was also named a Best Employer for New Grads by Forbes in 2021.
Headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin, ABC Supply has over 840 locations nationwide.
About Homes For Our Troops (HFOT)
Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) is a publicly funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives. Most of these Veterans have sustained life-altering injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives.
HFOT builds these homes where the Veteran chooses to live, and continues its relationship with the Veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives. Since its inception in 2004, nearly 90 cents of every dollar spent has gone directly to our program services supporting Veterans.