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

By All Posts, Commentary, Donor Cultivation, Education, Fundraising, Insights, Legislative + Advocacy No Comments

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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Hybrid Board Meetings: What You Need to Know to Be Efficient

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While fully virtual strategies were sustainable at the peak of the pandemic, they’re not optimal for organizations that prefer connecting with supporters in person. With vaccines widely available, it’s becoming safer to meet face-to-face, which has organizations everywhere returning to in-person operations. While you’ve likely considered what the hybrid model looks like for your fundraising efforts, what about how it…

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Donor Retention vs. Acquisition: What You Need to Know

By All Posts, Commentary, Donor Cultivation, Education, Fundraising, Major Gift Solicitation No Comments

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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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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The Generosity Commission Launches: Reimagining and Reigniting America’s Spirit of Generosity

By All Posts, Commentary, Current Events/News, Fundraising, News You Can Use, The Giving Institute No Comments

Editor’s Note: The Generosity Commission is a project of The Giving Institute and the Giving USA Foundation and was conceptualized while Jeffrey Byrne, Co-Founder + CEO of Byrne Pelofsky, was serving as Board Chair of the Giving Institute from 2015-2017. Jeffrey had a critical role in the establishment of the Commission and is delighted that it has officially launched. As…

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Mackenzie Scott Calling, Are You Ready to Answer?

By All Posts, Commentary, Donor Cultivation, Fundraising, Major Gift Solicitation, Stewardship No Comments

Editor’s Note: BP+A is pleased to feature our friend and colleague Alison Patterson, Principal and Philanthropic Strategist with Patterson Philanthropic Advisors, which helps individuals and families plan and connect to the meaning and impact of their philanthropic relationships. We’ve been hearing a lot about the transformational gifts given by philanthropist Mackenzie Scott over the last year, and many not for…

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Jeffrey Endorses…..Simply FundraisingCRM: Save Time + Raise More Money

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By Jeffrey D. Byrne Co-Founder+ CEO I am proud to endorse Simply FundraisingCRM, a new fundraising software product that has just hit the market. As my colleagues in the industry know, there are many options out there for nonprofits to track and maintain their donor records. Simply FundraisingCRM is an ideal solution for small or smart nonprofits who want to…

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More than just Fundraising Consultants: How Three Decades as an Executive Director Prepared me for the World of Fundraising

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By Eric Tschanz, Senior Consultant Yes, we have experience with raising funds for projects, but the three Senior Consultants at Byrne Pelofsky also bring over 75 years of upper-level management experience as Executive Directors to the table.  This gives us a different perspective on fundraising situations as well as overall institutional management.  We have been there as staff, have had…

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Client Partner Spotlight: After the Harvest Celebrates Earth Day

By All Posts, Byrne Pelofsky Client Fundraising Success, Commentary, Current Events/News, Fundraising, Healthcare, Insights, News You Can Use, Nonprofit Marketing, Social Media, Social Services, Special Events No Comments

After the Harvest’s (ATH) mission is to fight hunger, improve nutrition, and reduce food waste by rescuing fresh produce and distributing it to organizations that feed hungry people. Each week, ATH delivers fresh produce to more than 360 agencies that serve over 35,000 hungry people in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The organization has saved nearly 25 million pounds of…

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