[PODCAST] The Latest on the State of Philanthropy

In this episode of the Hubcast, Katie and Jordan enjoy a conversation with Elizabeth Abel from CCS Fundraising. Elizabeth is a thought leader in philanthropy and a seasoned expert in fundraising. Jordan and Katie get to ask Elizabeth all of their questions about the newly published Snapshot of Today’s Philanthropic Landscape report from CCS Fundraising. Tune in to hear about the record-breaking charitable giving in 2020 and more!

Show Notes:
Download the Snapshot of Today’s Philanthropic Landscape report here.
Connect with Elizabeth.

About Elizabeth Abel

Elizabeth Abel is an expert in nonprofit fundraising and powerhouse in philanthropy, having raised nearly half a billion dollars for nonprofit organizations across the country. She is a Corporate [after 9/1 Senior] Vice President at CCS Fundraising, a global fundraising consulting firm for nonprofit institutions. In this role, Elizabeth designs, advises, and leads philanthropic capital campaigns that equip nonprofits with the resources and revenue to achieve their mission and have the greatest benefit to the communities they serve, driving sustainable social change and positively impacting tens of thousands of lives. Elizabeth is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Nonprofit Leadership Program, where she educates and empowers students to drive social change through philanthropy. Beyond the classroom, she is a sought-after speaker at industry conferences, published author on trends in philanthropy, and has an active social media presence where she offers nonprofit industry insights and fundraising tips for success. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter and is an avid traveler, hiker, and tea drinker.  

This episode of the Hubcast is sponsored by CCS Fundraising

About CCS Fundraising

CCS Fundraising LogoCCS Fundraising is a strategic consulting firm that partners with nonprofits for transformational change, providing a wide range of services that support and strengthen their fundraising programs. Founded in 1947, CCS operates in more than a dozen offices in countries around the world. The firm’s experts—skilled in campaign and development strategy—work closely with organizations of all sizes across nonprofit sectors. For the past ten years, CCS’s Snapshot of Today’s Philanthropic Landscape has compiled and contextualized essential research on philanthropy in the United States. Their newly-released tenth-edition report dives into key themes in philanthropy today like the impact of COVID-19 and diversity, equity, and inclusion, along with overarching data on giving by individuals, foundations, and corporations. Download your copy at ccsfundraising.com.


Elizabeth Abel

Katie Appold

Katie’s nonprofit career includes a variety of leadership roles for human service, foundation, and publishing-related nonprofits as well as many volunteer roles. Under Katie’s leadership, nonprofit organizations have developed new programs related to free healthcare, affordable and accessible housing and literacy programs for K-12 students. In her first Executive Director role, Katie increased the annual revenue of the organization she led by 300% and received the top grant prize in the nation for affordable housing through the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis. Today, she leads Nonprofit Hub and Cause Camp, which collectively serve more than 50,000 nonprofits throughout North America. Her educational background includes an undergraduate degree in business administration and a masters degree in nonprofit leadership. Katie serves as the board president of Gracious Grounds, a housing organization serving individuals with disabilities. She is an active member of the Grand Rapids Young Nonprofit Professionals, the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, Cause Network, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

August 20, 2021

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