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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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Take Fundraising in Your Membership Organization to the Next Level

By All Posts, Commentary, Organizational + Personal Development, Planned Giving, Social Services, Strategic Planning No Comments

“We do not engage in fundraising. We’re a membership-based organization.” This is the response we have received when engaging with associations and other nonprofits that operate on a membership model. While we understand developing a giving program sounds like a lot of work, you do not need a sophisticated development department to make giving a part of your organizational culture….

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

By All Posts, Capacity Building, Commentary, Fundraising, Insights, Planned Giving No Comments

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 to work with and understand…

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The American Rescue Plan – How does the Biden Stimulus Package Help Nonprofits?

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Both the stimulus plan enacted in December 2020 and the Biden Administration’s proposed plan contain measures aimed at relieving stress on nonprofits that are providing critical services during the COVID-19 pandemic. What’s in the December 2020 Stimulus Package? The main highlights from the December stimulus package include the extension of the temporary charitable deduction available to people who don’t itemize…

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Make Your Grants Successful in 2021: Top 4 Tips Before You Hit Submit

By All Posts, Commentary, Fundraising, Grants, News You Can Use One Comment

By Lisa Pelofsky Co-Founder + CEO So, your organization is making grant funding a big priority for 2021. It’s not a bad idea considering that COVID-19 has dramatically changed the grant-making environment for nonprofits. Many foundations have pledged to increase their giving next year, grant restrictions are loosening up and foundations are giving more than ever. But before you sit…

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