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Heather Ehlert

Love your Volunteers. Really.

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Veronica Gerrity Coordinator of Administration + Consulting April 15th through the 21st was National Volunteer Week in the US, powered by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. This special time gave nonprofit organizations the opportunity to remember the great works accomplished by their volunteers. Established in 1974 and growing steadily ever since, National Volunteer Week…

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Director of Development Opportunities with JB+A Client Covenant Retirement Communities

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JB+A Client Covenant Retirement Communities is a faith-based organization providing retirement housing and senior care. From the establishment of its first community – Covenant Home of Chicago in 1886 – to becoming the fifth-largest not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) sponsor in the LeadingAge Ziegler Top 150, its goal has been to provide outstanding care and services to senior adults. View…

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Women as Leaders

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Veronica Gerrity Coordinator of Administration + Consulting With the fervor of International Women’s Day sweeping social media and news outlets last week, examples such as #pressforprogress and McDonald’s flipping their famous arches to make a “W” seemed everywhere. At JB+A, we wanted to explore the landscape of the nonprofit sector and look at how women are making an impact. In…

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Join JB+A and Nonprofit Connect for Anne Wallestad and 501(c)Success on April 26

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Anne Wallestad President and CEO BoardSource Recognizing the critical partnership between boards and executives, and the impact of that partnership on overall organizational success, BoardSource helps nonprofit leaders invest in their leadership partnership by providing research, thought leadership and practical supports that help transform board structures, dynamics and perspectives. Check out Anne’s thoughts on the power of boards in “Don’t…

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JB+A’s Katie Lord is Named to Centurions Leadership Program!

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JB+A Vice President Katie Lord has been accepted as a member of the Centurions Leadership Program’s Spring Class of 2020. Katie’s proven career success and strong commitment to greater Kansas City will help her make important contributions as a Centurion. A program of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, the mission of Centurions is to prepare a representative cross-section…

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Questions about Donor-Advised Funds? Get them Answered Here: The Giving Institute Webcast on Donor-Advised Funds

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Until this Giving USA Special Report, there has been little aggregate information available about the granting side of the donor-advised fund equation. How much do donor-advised funds give to nonprofits annually? Which types of nonprofits do donor-advised funds support, and which types receive the most and the least from donor-advised fund grants? How have these trends changed over time? Register…

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Donor-Advised Funds: Stronger than Ever

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Heather Ehlert Vice President of Client Services As fundraisers and nonprofit managers, we know donor-advised funds (DAFs) have become a very popular – albeit somewhat controversial – giving vehicle in philanthropy. Their role in shaping the charitable landscape continues to grow, as evidenced by recent data reported by both commercial and community foundations about their donor-advised funds in 2017. Fidelity…

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Fundraising Trends in 2018

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  Veronica Gerrity Coordinator of Administration and Consulting Don’t let your organization miss out on fundraising opportunities in our ever-evolving field. This month we are looking at five small-scale strategies that can be achieved through embracing technology. AmazonSmile – Make sure your organization is registered to accept gifts from your Amazon-friendly supporters. This program allows a portion of all Amazon…

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501 (c) Success National Speaker Series 2018

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Mark Your Calendars JB+A is a proud sponsor of the 501(c)Success National Speaker Series, a program of Nonprofit Connect. Committed to ensuring you have access to solid, informative and thought-provoking discussions on topics that affect your daily work in the nonprofit sector, this Speaker Series brings the brightest national thought leaders to Kansas City, to discuss progressive topics that are…

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Moving the Needle: What Might Be Possible for Philanthropy in America?

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Leaders in the nonprofit and fundraising sector are gathering soon, through an effort spearheaded by The Giving Institute, to begin developing a plan to help increase charitable giving in America. American individuals, estates, foundations and corporations contributed an estimated $390.05 billion to U.S. charities in 2016, according to Giving USA 2017: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2016….

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