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Client Success Story: SAVE, Inc. Breaks Ground on Alhaven, a supportive housing community in Midtown KC

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Byrne Pelofsky was delighted to attend the groundbreaking of Alhaven, a supportive housing community in Midtown Kansas City and an initiative of our long-term client, SAVE, Inc. SAVE, Inc. is the sole provider of specialized housing for those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in the bi-state, Kansas City metropolitan area. It was founded more than 30 years ago as a mere 8-bedroom…

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501c Success Series with Wendy Guillies, Kauffman Foundation – Working Together for Systems Change through Philanthropy

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Wendy Guillies and the Kauffman Foundation are ready to create lasting systems change through philanthropy. As the keynote speaker at the 501c Success National Speaker Series on October 7, Wendy addressed an audience of nonprofit executives, staff and volunteers about the importance of working together to address and solve some of society’s most complex issues. (Jeffrey Byrne, Co-Founder/CEO of Byrne…

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Swope Health Announces New Projects + Plans at Loews Hotel Event

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Swope Health, in collaboration with Byrne Pelofsky’s special events team, hosted an outdoor event on September 23 to announce new projects and plans with 150 community leaders, public officials and constituents. Swope Health CEO Jeron Ravin shared these updates and remarks on the lawn of the Loews Hotel offering a first look into the following upcoming projects: PACE KC Adult…

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Lisa Pelofsky inducted into the Kansas City Business Journal Women Who Mean Business class of 2021

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The Kansas City Business Journal and a panel of independent judges recently chose Byrne Pelofsky’s own Lisa Pelofsky, Co-Founder + CEO, to join the select class of Women Who Mean Business for the year 2021.  The annual selection honors female leaders from Kansas City who represent not only significant business success, but who do so while uplifting the community at…

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Lisa Pelofsky Named Honoree for Women Who Mean Business Class of 2021

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We are delighted to announce that Lisa Pelofsky, our Co-Founder and CEO, has been named an honoree in the Kansas City Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business” class of 2021. The Women Who Mean Business award honors outstanding professional women who have made significant contributions to their business or industry, as well as their community. This award goes to women…

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Top 5 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Giving USA 2021

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By Jeffrey D. Byrne Co-Founder + CEO  Giving USA is the most trusted annual report on the sources and uses of philanthropy in the United States, but it’s also a valuable resource in helping us improve philanthropy.  Nonprofit organizations can use Giving USA 2021 data to help identify trends as well as opportunities to strengthen their fundraising in the coming years. Case in point, Giving USA…

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Giving USA 2021: Americans gave a record $471.44 billion to charity in 2020 during an uncertain and challenging year

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Total estimated charitable giving in the United States rose 5.1 percent between 2019 and 2020 despite the many challenges of 2020 Editor’s Note: Please join Byrne Pelofsky + Associates, LLC, Bank of America and Nonprofit Connect for 16 Years of presenting Giving USA to Kansas City. This special presentation of Giving USA 2021: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the…

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Congressional Earmarks are Back: What it means for nonprofits

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After being terminated nearly a decade ago, the practice of funding home-state projects is back. Members of Congress are once again accepting earmarks for spending bills for the next fiscal year allowing lawmakers to direct funds towards specific projects in their home states or districts. The practice was reinstated because lawmakers argue that the absence of these earmarks has weakened…

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Client Partner Spotlight: After the Harvest Celebrates Earth Day

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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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Virtual and Hybrid Fundraising Events: What We’ve Learned and Where We’re Going

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Back in April 2020, amidst the stay-at-home orders and uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, our special events guru shared her expertise on how to make the most out of our strange situation in the age of social distancing. One year later and she’s back to update us on the tried-and-true tips for hosting a virtual or hybrid event….

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