CCS Fundraising promotes five to partner

04 April 2023 2 min. read
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CCS Fundraising, a New York-based strategy consultancy focusing on the non-profit sector, has promoted five team members to partner.

“Suzanne Eden, Barri Kass, Douglas London, Tim Nurvala, and Sarah Sochacki have been instrumental in driving fundraising success and lasting community impact for CCS clients, and their contributions have been invaluable to the firm,” the firm said in a press release. “CCS is thrilled to recognize their accomplishments and welcome them into the new role of Partner.”

Suzanne Eden (New York) has been with the firm for nearly 12 years, joining as an associate director in 2011. She advises clients on campaign management, strategic planning, major gifts, and has worked with non-profits across all sectors.

Before CCS, Eden was a program officer at The Starr Foundation and an associate project manager at Marc Wilson Design. She has an MBA from New York University and a bachelor’s degree from Duke University.

CCS Fundraising promotes five to partner

Barri Kass (Denver) joined CCS in 2010 as an associate director. She counsels organizations on nationwide planning studies, campaign goal setting, case development, and pipeline building.

Kass was previously an associate at law firm Fried Frank. She has a law degree from Brooklyn Law School and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.

Douglas London (Chicago) joined CCS in 2013 as an associate director. He works with clients on fundraising planning, inclusive philanthropy, major gift strategy, donor stewardship, and staff development.

He previously was director of development at the Alzheimer’s Association and a senior income development representative at the American Cancer Society. London has a bachelor’s degree from Lake Forest College.

Tim Nurvala (Washington, DC) has over 35 years of experience in non-profits, government, and technology. He has advised clients across education, healthcare, faith, environment, and human services.

Before joining CCS in 2008, Nurvala was president of the NVTC Foundation, a non-profit focusing on providing computer access to disadvantaged children. He also previously worked in the US Department of Education and the White House Office of Public Liaison.

Nurvala has a BA and MA from the University of Florida and a MA, PhD (ABD) from American University.

Sarah Sohacki (Chicago) joined CCS in 2013 as an associate director. She has advised numerous clients on campaign planning and execution, development assessments, and training staff and volunteers on securing major gifts.

Sohacki was previously a development coordinator at Columbia Business School and a program manager for the annual fund at the University of Notre Dame. She has a master’s degree in fundraising management from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Founded in 1947, CCS helps non-profits improve their fundraising programs, providing services in campaign management, strategic planning, data analytics, and major gift strategy. The firm has more than 580 employees and over a dozen offices across the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, and Australia.