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Fundraising on the Front Lines: Virtual Fundraising Success Stories in the Age of Social Distancing – with Susan Tideman + Laura Berger

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Byrne Pelofsky recently shared our Six Steps to a Successful (Virtual) Solicitation. But what happens when you put these tips and strategies into practice? We asked two seasoned fundraisers working in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area – Susan Tideman, Associate Vice President of Advancement at William Jewell College, and Laura Berger, Director of Development at Saint Luke’s Foundation, about what…

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Fundraising during Election Season – How to Break through the Noise

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2020 political fundraising is already breaking records. As the pandemic continues and fuels a divisive political climate, nonprofits are wondering how to stay top of mind with their donors and compete with their political priorities this fall. Although it may seem like political fundraising yields an enormous amount (which it does), it’s nothing compared to overall charitable giving. In fact,…

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Six Steps to a Successful (Virtual) Solicitation

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The bad news for nonprofits? It looks like we’re in it for the long haul with social distancing restrictions. The good news? Major gift solicitations on a virtual platform seem to be working. But as with all solicitations, there is a right and a wrong way to go about it. And without the personal foundation of a face-to-face connection, fundraisers…

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Client Success Story: The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Grant

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Byrne Pelofsky is now in our seventeenth year writing the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Part A Program grant for the City of Kansas City, Missouri. Our long history with the program and the incredible impact this grant has on people living with HIV in our community make it a special project that we look forward to every year. The Ryan White…

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GIVING USA 2020: AMERICANS GAVE $449.64 BILLION TO CHARITY IN 2019

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Giving USA 2020: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2019 reports that Americans gave $449.64 billion to charity in one of the highest years for giving on record Editor’s Note: Please join Byrne Pelofsky + Associates, LLC, Bank of America and Nonprofit Connect for 15 Years of presenting Giving USA to Kansas City. This special presentation of Giving…

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Client Success Story: DPI Reaches $3.25m Campaign Goal in the Midst of COVID-19 Crisis

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Byrne Pelofsky is thrilled to announce that our client, Developing Potential, Inc. (DPI) crossed the finish line on a $3.25 million capital campaign in April 2020.   The Building Lives capital campaign funded the construction of a community-oriented, universally-designed facility that will allow individuals with developmental disabilities to achieve their highest potential. DPI is led by a committed leadership team with…

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Six Steps to Fundraising Success in the Post-COVID “New Normal”

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As the Kansas City Metro heads into the second month of the mandated lockdown, we are looking ahead to what a post COVID-19 world could look like for the nonprofit sector. Over the next nine months, nonprofits need to be proactive in order to minimize the damage of this crisis. But what effect(s) will this pandemic have on the future…

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The Future of Fundraising Events After COVID-19

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By Barb Bloch, Director of Major Gifts  If your annual fundraising gala is a major source of your organization’s revenue, COVID-19 has understandably complicated your year. You have made the difficult, but necessary decision to postpone your event. But now what? Can you still hold an event this year? And what will fundraisers look like in the new normal? Here…

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Client Success Story: Feeding Tampa Bay Steps Up During the Health Crisis

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“As a team, we knew we had to lean in at this moment in time. Whoever sits on the sidelines right now will be that many months behind when it’s all over.”  – Kelley Sims, Chief Development Officer, Feeding Tampa Bay Fundraising might feel impossible right now for many nonprofits. Hitting your goals depends on relationship building, meetings and events…basic…

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Navigating the CARES Act + Small Business Administration Loans during COVID-19

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Federal Grant Opportunities The CARES Act includes appropriations for Federal Grants – and your organization may be eligible! Byrne Pelofsky is uniquely positioned to work with your organization to apply for federal grants. Our grant writing team has secured millions of dollars in federal funds for our clients, and is well placed to navigate the complex world of the public…

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