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Suzanne Dicken

Love is in the Air! How Couples Make Philanthropic Decisions

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By Suzanne Dicken, Associate Consultant Forget the box of chocolates or the candlelit dinner for two this Valentine’s Day. According to Fidelity Charitable’s latest study on how couples give, philanthropy is a great way to bond with your partner. The How Couples Give report is based on a study of 694 Fidelity Charitable® donors who are married or live with…

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Tax Reform Under President Trump: What’s Next for Nonprofits?

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Jeffrey Byrne + Associates, Inc. is a proud member of The Giving Institute, and as such, we also belong to the Charitable Giving Coalition. Formed in 2009, the Coalition is dedicated to preserving the charitable tax deduction, which is crucial to ensuring our nation’s charities receive the funds necessary to fulfill their essential philanthropic missions. Firm President + CEO Jeffrey…

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Red Kettle Reflections

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John F. Marshall Senior Vice President Show me an Officer’s son or daughter who has no recollection of experiences with Kettles and I’ll show you someone who has unfortunately lost their memory. Every son or daughter of the regiment could sit down and share an interesting array of stories centering around either ringing a bell or playing a brass instrument…

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Success Stories from the Front Lines: #GivingTuesday 2016

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The results are in and #GivingTuesday 2016 was a resounding success raising $168 million and surpassing last year’s total raised by more than 43%. But how has this global day of giving made a difference to the nonprofits who participate and the individuals they serve? Here are two success stories from nonprofits that demonstrate just how impactful this giving phenomenon…

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The Results Are In: 2016 U.S. Trust Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy

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Editor’s Note:  The 2016 U.S. Trust® Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy, in partnership with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, reports the giving patterns and priorities of America’s wealthiest donors and provides valuable insights into the strategies, vehicles and approaches that can make giving more effective. This Study is a continuation of the 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012…

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Giving in America Exhibition at National Museum of American History

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The National Museum of American History is currently featuring an exhibition on the history and evolution of American philanthropy. The exhibition examines how our national ideals of participation, equality, resourcefulness and shared responsibility have shaped a distinctive form of giving that is uniquely American. One of the artifacts on display is a 1960 copy of the Giving USA report on…

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Jeffrey D. Byrne Appointed Treasurer of MoHEFA

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Jeffrey D. Byrne, President + CEO of Jeffrey Byrne + Associates, Inc., has been selected treasurer of the Missouri Health and Educational Facilities Authority (MoHEFA) by Governor Jay Nixon (right). Jeffrey was first appointed as a member of the State Authority by Governor Nixon in February 2016 and is delighted to take on the additional role of treasurer less than…

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Lamar Advertising and JB+A Support #GivingTuesday for Fifth Consecutive Year

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For the fifth year in a row, Lamar Advertising is collaborating with JB+A to support #GivingTuesday by generously providing pro bono digital billboards throughout the Greater Kansas City metro and St. Joseph. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving following the consumer frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Fueled by the power of social media, #GivingTuesday encourages us to give back,…

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#GivingTuesday: Is your organization ready to roll?

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Now entering its fifth year, #GivingTuesday is officially a global charitable movement. Celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, following the consumer frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is a day dedicated to giving back. It’s a simple idea with an enormous impact. Fueled by the power of social media, #GivingTuesday brings individuals and organizations together online where missions…

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“Interim CEO”: Frequently an Integral Element to a Successful Transition

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Susan Spaulding, Founder & Lead Consultant, Recalibrate Strategies Editor’s Note:  We are pleased to introduce Susan Spaulding as a guest contributor. Susan is the Founder and Lead Consultant of Recalibrate Strategies, helping companies grow their business.  Susan applies proven marketing systems to recalibrate businesses and their brands by collaboratively creating a success blueprint and facilitating a process that harnesses insights,…

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