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Heather Ehlert

Giving USA 2019: Americans gave $427.71 billion to charity in 2018 during a complicated year for charitable giving

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Giving USA 2019: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2018 Americans gave $427.71 billion to charity in 2018 during a complicated year for charitable giving Shaped by a mixture of counteracting economic and policy factors, total contributions grew 0.7% in current dollars, declined 1.7% adjusted for inflation Editor’s Note: If you live in the Greater Kansas City area,…

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Giving USA 2019: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2018 – Coming to Kansas City June 21

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June 21, 2019 Giving USA 2019 with Dr. Patrick Rooney Part of the Nonprofit Connect 501 (c) Success National Speaker Series, sponsored by Byrne Pelofsky + Associates and Bank of America For more than 60 years, nonprofit leaders, fundraisers and donors have relied on the comprehensive giving data in Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy. The research in this annual…

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Is There a Doctor in the House? Check out Byrne Pelofsky’s Latest Team Member on KC Cares

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Is There a Doctor in the House? Yes, actually, there are TWO! To survive and thrive, nonprofits must tell their stories and communicate their impact. The KC Cares nonprofit radio show and podcast gives them opportunities to share their story to a wider audience. With more than 8,000 nonprofit organizations in the Kansas City area, KC Cares’ mission is to…

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Congratulations Byrne Pelofsky Client Partner Developing Potential, Inc.

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Congratulations to Developing Potential, Inc. (DPI) on its recently awarded $650,000 challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation, which will help them reach their $3.25 million campaign goal. The campaign will help DPI build a community-oriented, universally-designed facility that will allow individuals more choice in receiving services close to home and increase DPI’s overall service capacity. “Developing Potential…

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Congratulations Byrne Pelofsky Client Partner Sherwood Autism Center

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Congratulations to Sherwood Autism Center on its recently awarded $500,000 challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation, which will help them reach their $3.5 million campaign goal. The campaign will help Sherwood increase its space and services for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. “We couldn’t have done it without the leadership and support that we have…

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A Simple Standard for Ethics in Philanthropy

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Heather Ehlert Chief Operating Officer As if March Madness and the NCAA recruiting investigations weren’t enough of a distraction, the recent “varsity blues” scandal has people talking about ethics in giving (rightfully so).  Some folks are intensifying their criticism of large-scale gifts to colleges and universities (“the best and most-endowed institutions just get wealthier…”).  Others are introducing legislation (eliminating the…

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WIN for KC Women’s Sports Awards Celebration 2019

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The Women’s Intersport Network for Kansas City (WIN for KC), was established in 1994 to empower the lives of girls and women through advocating and promoting the lifetime value of sports and fitness, while providing opportunities for participation and leadership development. WIN is a program under the umbrella of the Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation. WIN for KC believes…

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Merger Announcement

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Jeffrey Byrne + Associates, Inc. and Pelofsky & Associates, Inc. have merged to create Byrne Pelofsky + Associates, LLC We are thrilled to announce Jeffrey Byrne + Associates, Inc. and Pelofsky & Associates, Inc. have merged to form Byrne Pelofsky + Associates, LLC (Byrne Pelofsky). Individuals, families, corporations, foundations and the government are now, more than ever, evaluating and taking…

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The Campaign Planning Study:  Putting More Action into your Study

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Heather Ehlert Chief Operating Officer Whether you call it a “Feasibility Study,” “Campaign Planning Study,” “Campaign Readiness Assessment” or “Oh-My-Gosh-We’re-Actually-Thinking-About-a-CAMPAIGN!” a planning study is critical to laying a solid foundation for a large-scale fundraising effort.  Not only does it help prepare your organization internally, but a (good) planning study also externally tests your project plans and campaign concept. But couldn’t/shouldn’t…

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