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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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The Do’s + Don’ts of Virtual Meetings

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Let’s face it – virtual meetings are our new reality. At least for the time being. With the global health crisis in full swing, businesses and nonprofits are adjusting to a new way of doing business. That is, through virtual meeting platforms like Zoom, GoTo Meetings, G Suite and Microsoft Teams. And while this technology has become essential to our…

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A Message from Byrne Pelofsky on COVID-19, the Economy and Philanthropy

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In light of recent developments regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, some of you have asked about giving and your fundraising prospects during this uncertain time. The impact of the coronavirus on the economy and philanthropy will have many effects on both donors and charities. And, given the unprecedented nature of this virus, we all need to take a moment and think…

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Client Success Story: Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City Receives Historic $1,000,000 Gift

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Byrne Pelofsky + Associates is thrilled to announce our client partner, Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City (JAKC), as the recipient of a $1,000,000 gift from CommunityAmerica Credit Union. JAKC is a K-12 curriculum that instills entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, work readiness and provides experiential learning for children to reach their potential. CommunityAmerica has a longstanding commitment to JAKC’s…

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Introducing Byrne Pelofsky’s Newest Team Member

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Maggie Nothnagel, Development Coordinator “Maggie was an intern with Pelofsky & Associates for several summers and our team was so impressed with her calm, steady and organized approach to her work. I am thrilled to welcome her as a full-time member of Byrne Pelofsky. She brings solid experience and an infectious enthusiasm for the world of nonprofits to our growing…

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