Raymond P. Happy is a principal at the strategic fundraising firm CCS. He has planned, directed, and supervised fundraising campaigns throughout the United States and provided strategic advice to leading organizations around the globe. In his 31 years at CCS, Happy’s projects have raised billions of dollars for some of the country’s preeminent artistic, cultural, and educational institutions, human and civil rights organizations, and other leading NGOs.
Happy has conducted numerous feasibility and planning studies, building programs, endowment campaigns, and annual appeals. He has helped institutions recruit new trustees, solicit transformational gifts, develop strategic plans, and install and operate new information systems. At CCS, he has conducted numerous seminars concerning the solicitation of major gifts, the use of information systems in fundraising, and the training of volunteers. He has also written company guidelines on prospect research, feasibility studies, major gifts, planned giving, and electronic screening.
Happy is a graduate of Grinnell College and lives in New York City with his wife, Carolyn, and daughter, Eleanor.