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AFP Thanks CCS for Sponsoring Kaleidoscope

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is pleased to recognize and thank Community Counselling Service (CCS) for its generous sponsorship of Kaleidoscope. Kaleidoscope was the name of a printed publication developed in the early 1990s and produced by the Diversity Committee for AFP members and others interested in the topics of diversity and inclusiveness. AFP is launching the publication as an electronic newsletter to further the dialogue which was started in those early publications.

“AFP recognizes the need for a publication focused on expanding diversity in the fundraising profession as well as promoting the concept of philanthropy and giving among underrepresented groups,” says Paulette V. Maehara, CFRE, CAE, AFP president and CEO. “With the generous support of CCS, an organization that also recognizes and champions the need for more diversity in our sector, we are able to provide Kaleidoscope once again to our members and others interested in promoting and understanding diversity.”

CCS is a leading fundraising consulting 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, London, Dublin and Toronto. The company’s projects span the globe in cities and towns throughout North and South America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Continental Europe, Russia, Africa and Asia.

CCS works with major nonprofit organizations in designing and implementing significant fundraising campaigns and programs. The firm serves more than 300 organizations per year that represent the recognized nonprofit sectors.

CCS is dedicated to the recruitment, retention and promotion of individuals representing diverse backgrounds to the fundraising profession. The firm is committed to diversity in all of its forms. For more information about CCS, visit

“CCS is committed to assisting AFP and other associations and organizations that serve the nonprofit community in enhancing and promoting diversity within the sector,” says William B. Hanrahan, chief executive officer of CCS.

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