Education Luncheon: Understanding Today’s Changing Fundraising Environment

2022 Philanthropy Pulse Survey Report Results

Learn how nonprofits are responding to the changing donor behavior and fundraising landscape from the past year. Betsy McIntyre from CCS will discuss high-level insights into the CCS 2022 Philanthropy Pulse Survey Report that can help your organization best respond to these changes.

Recently, CCS Fundraising published the 2022 Philanthropy Pulse Survey Report – which shares data collected from nearly 900 organizations about their fundraising experiences, practices, and plans in the current environment. These features include insights on donor-advised funds and cryptocurrency gifts, the intent to launch a new campaign in 2022, the return to in-person events and activity, DEIJ initiatives, and staff and donor database capacities.


Our Presenters:

Betsy McIntyre – Senior Vice President of CCS Fundraising

Since starting at CCS in 2009, Betsy has had extensive experience restructuring and managing development operations, organizing and executing capital campaigns, and effectively approaching major donors for significant solicitations.

Notable clients include Ethical Culture Fieldston School and Child Mind Institute, where she served in interim leadership roles, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Georgetown University, Greenwich Academy, and The Ramaz School.  Her projects have collectively raised hundreds of millions of dollars.

Betsy earned her MBA from The Yale School of Management and BA from Harvard University. Currently, Betsy resides in Connecticut with her husband and two children.


Shawn McKay – Senior Vice President of CCS Fundraising

Shawn joined CCS in 2015. As a Senior Vice President with CCS, he leads capital campaigns, major gift efforts, development programs and operations, feasibility and planning studies, and organizational assessments. He partners with clients to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major individual, corporate, and foundation donors; create compelling cases for support and related donor communications; recruit, train, and manage volunteer leadership at the board/c-suite level; and design plans to meet target goals and outcomes among other responsibilities. Shawn has directed several campaigns for local nonprofits including SoundWaters of Stamford, and the Diocese of Bridgeport.

Shawn is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and currently serves on the Advisory Board of Saint Raphael Academy (Pawtucket, RI). He resides in Kearny, NJ with his wife, Tracy, and their daughter, Sloane.


Thank you to Our Sponsor:



Mark W. Fitzgerald
Managing Director
Institutional Client Advisor
Bank of America
1 Gorham Island Road, Westport, CT 06880
T 203 571 5356 F 617 310 3061


Date: Thursday, March 10, 2022
11:30 AM Registration and Networking
12:00-1:30 PM Buffet Lunch and Program
Location: Dry Dock Smokin’ Aces at Oak Hills Park, 165 Fillow Street, Norwalk, CT 06850

Luncheon Fee

*GUEST of AFP Member – $40

A BENEFIT for all AFP-Fairfield County Chapter Members! We encourage you to invite a prospective member to an AFP educational program at a special rate of $40.
*Reservations can be made online by the guest, but the Member must attend the event. Walk-in guests will not qualify for special rate. Guests may only receive a special guest rate one time.



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