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Nonprofit Research Collaborative Winter 2016 Survey Now Open

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Did you see the recent report by the Nonprofit Research Collaborative (NRC) about fundraising campaigns? It revealed current fundraising trends, reinforcing that campaigns are continuing to have greater fundraising success. Identifying such patterns is critical to understanding our industry and maximizing fundraising efforts. The research behind this report and others like it is essential, which is why we need you and other…

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Advocacy Victories – IRS Withdrawal of Controversial Donor-Data Proposal

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In September of 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had released a highly controversial proposed rule on charitable gift substantiation. Charities choosing to participate in filing a new information return (in addition to the 990) would have filed an additional form with the IRS that included taxpayer identification numbers or social security numbers for donors who contribute $250 or more. Charities…

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Advocacy Victories – Permanency of Charitable Giving Incentives

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In late 2015, Capitol Hill made permanent three important tax incentives for charitable giving, including the IRA charitable rollover and enhanced deductions for the donation of food inventory and land conservation easements. After years of renewal and expiration, including the most recent expiration on January 1, 2015, this permanency ends the uncertainty caused by the repeated expiration and subsequent reinstatement of…

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People Give to People – Especially in Planned Giving

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John F. Marshall Senior Vice President In fundraising, we often hear the words “people give to people.” Donors and prospects are more likely to give when they are comfortable with and feel good about the person who is presenting them with a request — perhaps a university alum, a grateful patient or a supporter of the arts. But what exactly…

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Introducing JB+A’s Newest Team Member

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“I am extremely pleased that Katie Lord has joined our growing team. Her experience in developing relationships with a broad spectrum of funders and volunteers, coupled with her enthusiasm for philanthropy, will help JB+A continue to connect stakeholders to missions for our client partners.” – Jeffrey Byrne, President + CEO Katie Lord Senior Consultant Katie Lord joined the consulting team…

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JB+A Client Successes – JB+A Client Partner Agri-Business Expo Center Receives $1.9 Million in Missouri MDFB Tax Credits

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The Missouri Development Finance Board (MDFB) has recently approved more than $1,900,000 in tax credits for the Agri-Business Expo Center (Ag Expo) in St. Joseph, Missouri. This tax credit for contribution program allows area corporations, funders and individuals to use tax credits to support the development of the 145-acre, multi-purpose Ag Expo campus. The Ag Expo campus will be focused…

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No Matter the Measure, Giving is Good

By | Annual Giving, Commentary, Current Events/News, Donor Cultivation, Fundraising, Insights, News You Can Use | No Comments

Jeffrey D. Byrne President + CEO By now we’re all aware of #GivingTuesday. Just wrapping up its fourth successful year, this incredible phenomenon has tapped into the brushfire energy of social media to successfully unite nonprofits, individuals, families, businesses and other organizations into a global giving movement we’ve not experienced before.  Since its inception in 2012, this annual day of…

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JB+A Client Partner Safehouse Crisis Center, Inc. Surpasses Campaign Goal

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In an incredibly brief period of time, Safehouse Crisis Center, Inc. of Pittsburg, Kansas, successfully surpassed its “Building New Opportunities” Campaign goal of $1,200,000 to raise funds to acquire a larger facility and increase its capacity to meet the needs of domestic violence victims in Southeast Kansas.Recognizing the clear “call to action”, the organization partnered with JB+A in conducting a Feasibility Study…

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#GivingTuesday 2015

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On Tuesday, December 8, The Giving Institute hosted a webinar revealing preliminary results, a sampling of success stories and important takeaways from #GivingTuesday 2015. We are pleased to share some highlights of this webinar and celebrate the success of this year’s #GivingTuesday with you. It’s not too soon to begin thinking about how you will be a part of this…

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JB+A President + CEO Jeffrey Byrne Presented at the 2015 LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo

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Jeffrey Byrne recently joined Stephen Proctor, CEO, and Laurel Shaffer, Vice President of Mission Support, both with JB+A Client Partner Presbyterian Senior Living, for a presentation at the 2015 LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo in Boston. The Annual Meeting is the gathering place for the field of aging services. Multi-specialty, interdisciplinary providers can get the training and resources they need to enhance…

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