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UNI Seeks Director of Development

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Byrne Pelofsky + Associates client partner Urban Neighborhood Initiative, based in Kansas City, Missouri, is seeking an experienced fundraising professional to join its staff as Director of Development. Byrne Pelofsky is assisting with the search.  Please note the application instructions below. Urban Neighborhood Initiative (UNI), one of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Big 5 Ideas, is a nonprofit organization established to…
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ArtsKC Regional Arts Council Annual Awards Luncheon

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Joan Israelite and Janice Kreamer, honorees; Bob and Barbara Bloch, Dana Knapp, ArtsKC; and Shirley Bush Helzberg, honoree Photo Credit: Rivas Photography The ArtsKC Regional Arts Council celebrated its 20th anniversary with its Annual Awards Luncheon on February 28. Nate Orr and Richard Wetzel served as co-chairmen for the event, which was held at the Kay Barnes Ballroom of the…
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Don’t Fear DAFs (Donor-Advised Funds)

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Katie Lord Vice President Over the past several months there has been a lot of negative media attention cast upon the nonprofit sector relating to Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs).  But before I dive deeper into my thoughts about the matter, let’s start with the basics. I have to say you may have your head buried in the sand if you haven’t…
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Nonprofit Staff Development: Not a Nicety, A Necessity

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Katie Lord Vice President Between technological advances, the rise of the “gig” economy and the transition to a majority millennial workforce, it should come as no surprise that change is happening across all sectors and it is happening faster than we are able to accommodate. This can be especially true when it comes to the nonprofit sector, where I consider…
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Giving USA Special Report: “The Data on Donor-Advised Funds: New Insights You Need to Know.”

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Katie Lord Vice President On, Thursday, March 1, The Giving Institute and Giving USA Foundation hosted a webinar to coincide with the release of its latest special report “The Data on Donor-Advised Funds: New Insights You Need to Know.”  A special panel included three industry experts on the subject: Pam Norley - President of Fidelity Charitable; Una Osili - Professor…
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Giving Circles: The Rise in Social Giving and the Power of the Crowd

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Katie Lord Vice President If you’ve been involved with philanthropy in the past two decades or so, then you’ve undoubtedly come across a “giving circle.” This giving vehicle continues to gain momentum, as evidenced by the amount of research being done on this emerging form of philanthropy as well as media coverage of investments made by such groups. A very…
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Philanthropy is Business…and That’s OK

By All Posts, Boards + Leadership, Capacity Building, Commentary, Fiscal Management, News You Can Use, Organizational + Personal Development, Strategic Planning, Uncategorized No Comments
As we close out another year with the turn of the calendar to January, many of us spend some time reflecting on the lessons learned over the past 12 months while setting organizational goals for the year ahead.  We need to take the time, not only to do this on a personal and organizational basis, but as a profession.  I…
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Making the Case for a Young Advisory Board

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Katie Lord, Vice President As millennials progress in their careers and experience increases in their income, the corporate and philanthropic landscape will continue to shift. This age group is not only changing the workplace dynamic, it is changing the philanthropic landscape – from expectations to involvement.  It is critical to develop and offer engagement opportunities for those born between approximately…
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Corporate Giving – Are You Tapping This Resource for Your Nonprofit?

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Katie Lord, Vice President It’s once again that time of year when our corporate partners/prospects are beginning to look at budgeting and goal-setting for the next fiscal year. It’s also the time of year when we, as nonprofit fundraisers, should be setting up cultivation touch points with this donor segment.  Notice I did not say “annual meetings with our corporate…
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Summer + Planning = #GivingTuesday Fundraising Success

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Katie Lord, Vice President It’s officially summer and you know what that means: “special summer deal” ads are bombarding us on TV and reminders that it’s time to start thinking about the year-end holidays are already starting to pop up on social media.  As consumers, we either love or loathe these very early reminders of the impending holiday season; for nonprofits,…
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