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Experience Matters

Team CDS: Driven, Caring, and Experienced

Our team of over 25 seasoned fundraising consultants has impressive leadership and fundraising accomplishments. The CDS Team has raised money for non-profit organizations in Healthcare, the Arts, Independent and Higher Education, Civic and Social Services, International Humanitarian Relief, Market-Led Development, Religious Institutions, and Community Services. CDS consultants have helped to raise over $2.5 billion for these worthy causes and organizations.

David G. Phillips: 

David G. Phillips has over 35 years of fundraising experience. He founded Custom Development Solutions, Inc. (CDS) in 1996. His areas of expertise are major gifts fundraising and the planning, implementation and management of capital campaigns, and leading group workshops. Click here to read David's full bio and his LinkedIn profile.

We are driven. We Care. We are Experienced.

Team CDS brings together a diverse group of individuals with varied experience in a wide range of skills that support our clients and the communities where they serve. The entire CDS Team works to create the infrastructure that allows us to help our client create transformational change. Our team has talent and depth in: fundraising, graphic design, social media marketing, grant writing, sales, public and media relations, leadership training,  as well as business planning and project management.

David G. Phillips, President and CEO
David G. Phillips, President and CEO
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