Ian Swedish

Ian Swedish

MBA '10/MPP '10
VP, Analytics & Client Strategy,
CCS Fundraising
Career Background

Ian Swedish is the vice president, Analytics & Client Strategy for CCS and brings more than 15 years of experience spanning the nonprofit, private, and political sectors as a consultant and nonprofit manager. His work helps clients leverage data to support fundraising strategy. Swedish oversees the firm’s analytics efforts that provide clients with standalone services such as audits and assessments, predictive modeling, and benchmarking. His team also augments the firm’s existing consulting and management services, including feasibility studies, campaign management, and tailored constituent strategies.

Swedish provides consultation and leadership to organizations across each nonprofit sector, bringing a charismatic and collaborative approach to his work. He has developed deep experience in fundraising, strategic assessments and planning, turnaround and interim management, staff and volunteer capacity building, and capital and comprehensive campaigns. He has counseled organizations that generate annual levels of philanthropic revenue ranging from $500,000 to $210 million.

Swedish holds an MBA and MPP from the Ross School of Business and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. He received a BA in Philosophy from the University of Vermont. 
Swedish currently resides in Philadelphia, PA. He and his wife are foster parents, and serve in a volunteer leadership capacity for several organizations in their local community.

Featured Projects

A representative list of recent organizations that have benefited from Swedish’s counsel include:

Antioch University
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Barnes Foundation
Children’s Mercy Hospital
Duke Health
Diocese of Austin
Diocese of Joliet
Evans Scholars Foundation
Feeding America
Lehigh Valley Health Network
LCMC Health
Lions Clubs International Foundation
Medical College of Georgia
National Constitution Center
New York Public Library
Operation Smile 
The Cleveland Orchestra
The Rotary Foundation
United Way Worldwide
University of Texas Health Sciences Houston