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CASE Conference 2024 Strategic Synergy: Mastering the Art of Collaborative Fundraising

By All Posts, Byrne Pelofsky Client Fundraising Success, Campaign Planning + Management, Commentary, Fundraising, News You Can Use, Stewardship, Strategic Planning No Comments
The Power of 3: A Pathway to Fundraising Success At the CASE District V & VI Annual Conference 2024, Mary Spangler, Executive Director of the Kansas City Kansas Community College Foundation, along with Jeffrey Byrne of Byrne Pelofsky + Associates, presented a powerful session titled "The Power of 3: Public Funding; Philanthropy; Partnerships for Fundraising Success." This session provided an…
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How to Thank Your Donors and Secure Future Gifts: 4 Tips

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As the backbone of your nonprofit, your donors empower your organization to achieve and even surpass your goals. It’s essential to show your genuine appreciation for their gifts and make them feel secure in their investments. Thanking them for their support and showing them the impacts of their gifts is a crucial part of strengthening donor relations and demonstrating that…
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4 Signs It’s Time to Switch to a New Nonprofit CRM

By All Posts, Commentary, News You Can Use, Organizational + Personal Development, Prospect Research, Technology, Uncategorized No Comments
As your nonprofit grows, your technology must grow along with it. Just like you might bring on new staff members to handle your increased tasks, you must also consider whether it’s time to invest in new technology solutions that will streamline your operations.  One of your most essential technology tools is your nonprofit CRM, also known as a donor management…
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Future of Philanthropy: How Impact Investing Is Advancing Philanthropy

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By Jeffrey D. Byrne Co-Founder + CEO Foundations and nonprofit organizations have been engaging in impact investing since the 1960s. Only in the last decade has the nonprofit sector started adopting a more strategic approach to incorporating impact investing into fundraising. By aligning endowments, investment portfolios, and cash management tools with mission-centered work, organizations are putting mission related social impact…
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Nonprofit Video Production: 5 Tips to Inspire Donors

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Nonprofit video production is the key to engaging and mobilizing supporters in the digital age, especially when you consider that 82% of global internet traffic in 2022 will come from video alone.  By combining compelling imagery with dialogue and music, nonprofit video content has the unique ability to captivate audiences and establish an emotional connection with those interested in supporting…
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All A-Board! How Do I Match Myself to a Board Position?

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By Barbara Bloch Vice President of Major Gifts Serving on a nonprofit board is an excellent way to move the mission of a deserving organization forward. It can also be an extremely personal and rewarding experience. But where to start if you have never served on a Board before? How do you match yourself with a Board that is perfect…
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Giving USA Special Report on Giving By Generation: Examining the Shifts in Giving Among Donor Generations

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A new report published by Giving USA sheds light on how generational giving patterns have evolved since the 2016 Report. Understanding these shifts in behavior provides sound guidance for nonprofits as they develop strategic fundraising plans that harness the interests and capacity of all generations. Of particular interest, however, is Millennial donors who are set to take in over $70…
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Big Money from Tech: A New Playbook for Philanthropy

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According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, 75% of the $33.4 billion donated to charity in 2021 by the wealthiest donors came from the tech industry. How that money is being managed and pushed out for greater good is changing as fast as the tech world itself. According to a recent article in The Economist (“Giving 3.0-How a Tide of Tech…
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Congressional Earmark Funding – Ready, Set, Go!

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Congressional earmarks have proven to be widely popular and don’t seem to be going away any time soon. Last year, the combined House and Senate earmark funding went from $9.9 Billion (FY 2022) to $16.7 Billion (FY2023), with significant increases from both House and Senate. (Source: Zach Courser, Ph.D., Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center). Known in the House as Community Project…
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Public/Private Partnerships for the WIN!

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By Jeffrey D. Byrne Co-Founder + CEO Capital Campaigns looking for innovative ways to find new funding or to begin the process may find public/private partnerships advantageous. Nonprofits have shied away from this funding model because traditional public/private partnerships have been used for funding large civic projects where private entities may receive a certain amount of operating profits on the…
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