The State of Philanthropy: Trends and Perspectives

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019
  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Lisle/Naperville


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Speakers:  Doug Adolph, Senior Vice President, CCS Fundraising; Lindsey Copple, Corporate Vice President CCS Fundraising

Topic: The State of Philanthropy: Trends and Perspectives


Keeping apprised of the latest trends in philanthropy can help development professionals most effectively maximize donor strategy and engagement. During this session, we will provide an overview of the recently released Giving USA report, review the current Chicago-area philanthropic landscape, and analyze other news and trends that matter most in philanthropy today, with an emphasis on planned gifts. Our discussion will draw connections between these trends and current best practices, and will provide recommendations and actionable takeaways to help development professionals across sectors maximize fundraising potential.

About Our Speakers:

Doug Adolph, Senior Vice President, CCS Fundraising 

 Doug has invested his entire career in the service of nonprofit organizations. For nearly 12 years, he has assisted some of the nation’s largest charities in meeting their development goals.  His areas of expertise include fundraising planning for nationwide chapter-based organizations, development staff coaching and management, leadership and major gift strategy, volunteer mobilization, donor stewardship, and maximizing event success. Doug is a native Chicagoan and received his bachelor’s in Communications & Politics from Lake Forest College. He serves as President for the Lake Forest College Alumni Board and the Vice President of Membership of the Alzheimer’s Association Junior Board.

Lindsey Copple, Corporate Vice President CCS Fundraising

 Lindsey manages CCS’s Central United States operations team out of the Chicago office. She serves as a member of the region’s executive leadership, working to identify and implement strategic initiatives related to business development, recruitment, talent management, communications, and other operational priorities. Lindsey also partners on select client engagements, leveraging her skills in data analysis, creative messaging, staffing, and overall fundraising planning as well as a passion for service stemming from her training as a social worker. Lindsey received her master’s degree from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration and a bachelor’s degree from University of Miami. She was raised in a small town outside of Kansas City, Missouri and now calls suburban Chicago home.


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