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#GivingTuesday 2015

By Commentary, Fundraising, Giving USA, Insights No Comments
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

By Insights, News You Can Use, Senior Living No Comments
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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I Spy…in the Sky…#GivingTuesday 2015

By Byrne Pelofsky Client Fundraising Success, Current Events/News, Fundraising, Insights, News You Can Use, Nonprofit Marketing No Comments
Sandi Grimm Director of Administration Lamar Advertising Company is collaborating with JB+A again this year to support #GivingTuesday. Since the inception of #GivingTuesday in 2012, Lamar has generously provided pro bono digital billboards throughout the Greater Kansas City area to promote this global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. This year, Lamar is donating…
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The Giving Institute – Gurin Forum 2015

By Donor Cultivation, Fundraising, Insights, News You Can Use No Comments
The Future of Donor-Advised Funds How Can Charities Adapt to Donor's Shifting Giving Behaviors? The Giving Institute held its Autumn Meetings November 11-13 in Chicago. Jeffrey Byrne, President + CEO, is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of The Giving Institute, and also serves on the Giving USA Foundation Board. Jeffrey and fellow Giving Institute members planned and organized…
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JB+A Joins the AFP Siouxland Chapter for National Philanthropy Day

By Insights, News You Can Use No Comments
JB+A Executive Vice President Judy Keller recently celebrated National Philanthropy Day with the Siouxland Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and led an educational session “Making the Case for Support.”  The first criteria for success in any fundraising endeavor is a Case that is Valid, Realistic and Universally Accepted.  The Case must be made in terms of factual data…
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Do You Really Understand Donor-Advised Funds and the Donors Behind Them?

By Commentary, Current Events/News, Donor Cultivation, Education, Fundraising, Insights, News You Can Use, Special Events No Comments
Jeffrey D. Byrne President + CEO One of the biggest trends JB+A is seeing in fundraising is the impact of donor-advised funds.  Nonprofits should be paying close attention to donor-advised funds and their impact on philanthropy. Did you know...? 1.  Extremely significant amounts of money are being given to charities through donor-advised funds: the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation granted…
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Nonprofits, Boards and Managing Expectations: A Two-Way Street

By Boards + Leadership, Insights, News You Can Use, Organizational + Personal Development No Comments
John F. Marshall Senior Vice President In 2016, I will mark my 40th year as a fundraising professional. During that time I have served in higher education, healthcare, human services and the arts. Each sector was much different from the others with one exception: nonprofits within each are (for the most part) governed by Boards of Directors and rely on…
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#GivingTuesday 2015

By Donor Cultivation, Fundraising, Insights, News You Can Use, Stewardship No Comments
Sandi Grimm Director of Administration It seems like yesterday when Jeffrey, returning from one of The Giving Institute’s Board meetings, told me about a brilliant new initiative to spur people to give during the holiday season. But it wasn’t yesterday. It was 2012, and we were about to launch into our first #GivingTuesday publicity push. What a simple yet grand…
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Nonprofits Should Flex their Advocacy Muscle… but Clear Definitions are Needed from the IRS

By All Posts, Commentary, Current Events/News, Insights, Legislative + Advocacy, News You Can Use No Comments
Judy Keller Executive Vice President   A United State Senate Judiciary Committee recently addressed IRS oversight of partisan political activity by tax-exempt organizations. The move is recognition that the current definitions and rules governing partisan political activity are unclear. Advocacy is permissible for any 501(c)(3) and political activity is permissible for certain tax-exempt organizations, but many do not engage in…
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Donor-Advised Funds: Parking or Philanthropy?

By All Posts, Annual Giving, Commentary, Donor Cultivation, Fundraising, Grants, Insights, News You Can Use, Planned Giving, Prospect Research, The Giving Institute No Comments
Jeffrey D. Byrne President + CEO The Giving Institute recently hosted its Summer Symposium in Boston, and I attended a very informative session on "The Charitable Landscape and Donor-Advised Funds" presented by Matt Nash, a Senior Vice President with Fidelity Charitable. I felt the presentation made a good case for donor-advised funds, and has helped me re-shape my thinking around…
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