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Elizabeth Abel

Elizabeth Abel, MS’13

  • Lecturer, NPL Program

Elizabeth Abel is a Corporate Vice President at CCS Fundraising, a leading strategic consulting and fundraising management firm to nonprofit organizations worldwide. Since joining CCS in 2013, Elizabeth has partnered with institutions in the education, arts and culture, religion, and advocacy sectors to plan and implement fundraising campaigns with revenue goals ranging from $5 million to $500 million. In this role, she provides counsel on strategic planning, principal and major gifts fundraising, and volunteer engagement. Elizabeth has also directed campaign planning studies, served in interim development roles, and managed annual campaigns and special fundraising events.

Elizabeth is an Instructor at the School of Social Policy and Practice (SP2) at the University of Pennsylvania, where she also serves on the Board of the Nonprofit Leadership Program Alumni Association. In 2020, she was inducted into the SP2 Alumni Hall of Fame for her work with mission-driven organizations.

Elizabeth holds a Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University.

“I was drawn to the NPL Program because of its unique focus on social impact and cultivating future thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators who are addressing the most complex social challenges of our time. My experiences as an NPL graduate student positioned me for a successful career in fundraising consulting for nonprofit organizations and reaffirmed my commitment to social good.”

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