CAPTRUST | June 18, 2022
The CAPTRUST Community Foundation (CCF), an employee-run 501(c)(3), announced its 2022 Charity of Choice, receiving a $100,000 grant: The Green Chair Project. Additionally, five nonprofits were selected to receive CCF national grants of $25,000 each.
Founded in 2007, the CCF's mission is to enrich the lives of children in communities we serve. Through the end of 2021, the CCF has awarded over $3.879 million in grants to charitable organizations across the country that help children. Fundraising is primarily via employee payroll deductions that are matched by CAPTRUST.
The Green Chair Project will receive a $100,000 grant to support its mission of providing the essentials of home to neighbors in need facing the challenges of homelessness, crisis, or disaster in Wake County, North Carolina. The grant will directly support Green Chair's Sweeter Dreams program, providing beds and cribs to 400 children and babies in Wake County who lack a safe place to sleep. In addition to the funding, Green Chair will receive support from CCF volunteers throughout the year.
We are so grateful to be selected as the CAPTRUST Community Foundation's 2022 Charity of Choice. The CCF's trust in our mission ensures that more children in need in Wake County, North Carolina will have a safe and comfortable place to sleep."
Jackie Craig, Green Chair's co-founder and chief executive officer
In addition to its work with The Green Chair Project, the CCF selected five charities that will receive national grants of $25,000 in 2022. The five recipients are:
Communities In Schools of Wake County. CIS Wake surrounds students in Wake County, North Carolina, with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Families Together. Families Together moves families in Wake County, North Carolina, and surrounding counties from homelessness to stable homes through mentoring, housing support, and connection to community resources.
Kinetic Kids, Inc. A San Antonio, Texas, organization that supports children with special needs and their families through adapted sports, fine arts, and educational programs.
Sunrise Day Camps Association. Sunrise supports children with cancer and their siblings nationwide through the creation and oversight of welcoming, inclusive summer day camps, year-round programs, and in-hospital recreational activities, all offered free of charge.
TABLE. TABLE's mission is to create equitable access to healthy food and provide nutrition education to children in Orange County, North Carolina.
"We recognize the immense needs of children across our communities as we all recover from the effects of COVID-19," said Philip D'Unger, president of the CCF and manager, wealth planning, at CAPTRUST. "We are incredibly excited and fortunate to work with this year's Charity of Choice, The Green Chair Project, as well as the national grant recipients, who all do amazing work in their respective communities."
About the CAPTRUST Community Foundation
The CAPTRUST Community Foundation was organized in 2007 to provide CAPTRUST employees with opportunities to participate as a group in community outreach efforts. The foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) charity and is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions.
CAPTRUST is an independent registered investment advisor founded in 1997 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The firm provides investment management, financial planning, estate planning, and tax advisory and compliance for individuals and families. For retirement plan sponsors, endowments, foundations, and religious entities, CAPTRUST offers investment advisory services, fiduciary support, plan design, provider analysis/fee benchmarking, and employee advice programs. With more than 1,100 employees across 70 locations nationwide, CAPTRUST oversees more than $100 billion in assets under management and more than $750 billion in assets under advisement (as of March 31, 2022).
iWave | June 03, 2022
According to iWave, the industry's top-rated fundraising intelligence product, Prospect Lists is a new tool that reimagines prospecting in the nonprofit arena. The company's unique approach helps development teams find more potential donors in less time, raise more money, and improve the quality of leads along the donor funnel.
Prospect identification and certification are two of the most difficult tasks faced by fundraisers. Identifying good-fit prospective donors is a time-consuming, manual procedure fraught with guesswork and missed possibilities. In donor prospecting, poor data is a big concern since it promotes bad leads and produces unsatisfactory outcomes.
Development teams know that the key to a healthy prospect pipeline is to start with a high-quality list of potential contributors who are interested in supporting their purpose. iWave, on the other hand, tailors its strategy to suit all types of businesses and missions, whilst other solutions take a one-size-fits-all approach to developing prospect lists.
At iWave, we are focused on developing cutting-edge solutions that enable nonprofits to build a better world, faster.” Ross further added, "With the launch of Prospect Lists, we're putting the power of AI and big data behind every fundraising team and reimagining one of the most important steps in the donor funnel. Having the ability to identify strong donor candidates means that development teams can prioritize their efforts and spend less time researching and more time cultivating the right prospects."
Ross Beattie, President and CEO at iWave
iWave's AI-powered platform analyzes billions of charitable and wealth indicators to find people who are a good fit for NGOs and reveals key insights that allow them to respond quickly. Because iWave is linked to a wide range of sources of financial, charitable, and biographical data, fundraising professionals have access to all the information they need to get a full picture of their prospects, including accurate contact information.
This functionality is in addition to other recent iWave advancements that have established iWave as the industry's most advanced fundraising intelligence platform. Users can establish Smart Notifications to automatically monitor target potential donors for new intelligence and receive real-time alerts once a prospect list has been created, ensuring that choices and actions are based on the most up-to-date and correct information. Users can also use iWave Connections to find people who are connected to their prospects and expand their network.
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.