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$6,000,000 in Federal Funding Awarded to Byrne Pelofsky Clients

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Building bridges to use public sector funding to support nonprofits is part of what we love about fundraising. A year-long effort to secure federal appropriations for our client-partners recently resulted in three significant allocations from the offices of Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II (D-MO), Representative Sharice Davids (D-KS) and Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO). The competitive omnibus funding will move critical projects forward…

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501c Success Series with Sandra Swirski: Cryptocurrency and 2022 Political Impact on the Nonprofit Sector

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Sandra Swirski, Partner, Urban Swirski & Associates brought policy and practical fundraising advice from Washington, D.C. to Kansas City at the 501c Success National Speaker Series on February 25. Swirski’s 30 years of experience in management consulting includes working with nonprofits and large membership organizations to reimagine, build capacity and scale their public policy and advocacy infrastructures. She indicated the…

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Client-Partner Spotlight on…Amethyst Place

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Byrne Pelofsky is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with Amethyst Place that will provide crucial development funding for an expansion project. Amethyst Place is seeking to raise $14,100,000 to fund the transformation of 1.28 acres of blighted, vacant land in Midtown Kansas City into 34 apartments and townhomes. This effort will double their current supportive housing capacity and…

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Donor Retention vs. Acquisition: What You Need to Know

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As a nonprofit professional, you know that your donors are some of the most important people. After all, without their support and funding, your organization would not be able to achieve what it has for your mission. That’s why engaging donors and nurturing those relationships are so important. When fundraisers talk about donor engagement strategies, they’re likely referring to donor…

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University of Central Missouri Secures Oliphant Trust Funding for Historic Hendricks Hall Renovation

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Byrne Pelofsky is delighted to report that our client, University of Central Missouri (UCM), recently received a $100,000 gift from the Robert E. Oliphant Charitable Foundation Trust to support their capital campaign to restore and revitalize UCM’s iconic Hendricks Hall.  James W. Pollard, Co-Trustee & UCM alum (left) presented the gift to Courtney Goddard, UCM Vice President of Advancement (right),…

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Lisa Pelofsky Speaks at Aim4Peace Community Conversations

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Lisa Pelofsky recently spoke at a Community Conversations session hosted by Aim4Peace Violence Prevention Program. Aim4Peace’s Community Conversations is part of a series of workshops aiming to enhance the work of community leaders in Kansas City and empower the community to create safer and healthier neighborhoods. The workshops are facilitated by community partners who are leading experts on the topic….

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Client Success Story: Swope Health Secures $1.4M Mabee Challenge Grant

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Byrne Pelofsky is delighted to announce that our client, Swope Health, was awarded a $1,400,000 challenge grant from the J.E. & L.E. Mabee Foundation towards the construction of their state-of-the-art PACE KC Adult Wellness Center. Together with new programming for the elderly, PACE KC (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly), will provide a unique continuum of care and services…

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Client Success Story: Guadalupe Centers to Benefit from Restaurant Week

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It’s time to eat! Whether you dine-in or carry out, this is the week to support your favorite family-owned restaurant as it’s Restaurant Week in KC. It’s also a great way to try a new venue. Twenty three of the 200 participating businesses are new to the event. This year’s benefactor is a Byrne Pelofsky client and friend, Guadalupe Centers. …

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Congregation Beth Shalom Breaks Ground on New Worship Space

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Members of the Byrne Pelofsky team were honored to participate in Congregation Beth Shalom’s groundbreaking ceremony on November 21 for their new sacred space for worship. Byrne Pelofsky was engaged to design and implement the $15,000,000 development project and campaign. Together with the Congregation Beth Shalom Steering committee and a generous matching grant, the funds were secured. Ellen Kort, Senior…

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Introducing Byrne Pelofsky’s Newest Team Member

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Lori Kodanaz, Head of Office Operations Lori heads our office operations providing writing, editing and collaborative support across all projects. She has an extensive business background as an executive account representative with IBM, overseeing complex integration projects.  In addition, she provides expertise in Event Management and Marketing. She is passionate about client relationships, client satisfaction and mutual respect. Lori was…

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