• Summer Analytics Fellowship

    Location US-Nationwide
  • Overview

    CCS is a leading fund-raising and management firm established in 1947. Headquartered in New York, CCS conducts campaigns worldwide, with offices in San Francisco, Chicago, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, Boston, Detroit, Seattle, Los Angeles, London, and Dublin. The company's projects span the globe in cities and towns throughout North and South America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Continental Europe, Africa and Asia.

    CCS provides full-time, resident fund-raising counsel and campaign management services to the most recognizable brands in philanthropy, serving over 300 organizations a year. We have counseled leading academic institutions, national and international charities, medical centers, religious bodies, civic and human service organizations, and cultural institutions in pioneering fund-raising efforts. CCS fund-raising goals under consulting and management total over $5 billion.

    Our services include:
    • Capital and endowment campaign planning, management, and direction
    • Board development, orientation, and training
    • Feasibility and planning studies
    • Development audits and assessments
    • Prospect research and screening services


    The Summer Analytics Fellowship program is designed to offer a hands-on learning experience for individuals interested in leveraging data to help non-profit organizations develop smarter and more impactful fundraising strategies.


    • Fellow(s) will work with CCS Fundraising’s Analytics and Client Strategy team on a portfolio of internal initiatives that will produce original thought leadership and help define the team’s long-term planning
    • Location: New York City, Chicago, or Philadelphia
    • Stipend: $5,000-$10,000 depending on region – paid in equal installments throughout the 10-week fellowship
    • Target Fellowship Dates: June-August


    Responsibilities. The 2018 CCS Analytics Fellow will support the team on three critical projects:

    1. Activating select components of the recent analytics strategic planning initiative.
    2. Analyzing and evaluating (while also identifying new opportunities for) CCS’s repository of annual fundraising data from non-profit organizations to develop a report on trends, benchmarks, and metrics.
    3. Project management of a partnership with a portfolio of CCS clients to create firm white papers with original thought leadership.


    Qualifications. The target participants in the Analytics Fellow program will be graduate or doctoral students interested in the study of philanthropy. Other qualifications will include:

    • A passion for the non-profit sector and a keen interest in how data can drive fundraising strategy
    • Experience with statistics, data mining, data visualization, and exploratory data analysis
    • Excellent project management skills with the ability to map out and meet goals and deadlines
    • Ability to work independently, with an assigned mentor, and with other members of a very strong team covering challenging and interesting assignments
    • Well-developed communication skills, both verbal and written, are required


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